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Circulation ramps: Wrigley (classic, integrated) and Kauffman (modern, external)
The official ballpark development area
TCF Bank Stadium (click to enlarge)
Here you can see the real beauty of the Seventh Street side, and get a solid sense of why the overall design really works. The building's purpose is clearly visible, there are numerous connections from inside to outside, scale is nicely mitigated, the stone is attractively used, materials are pleasantly mixed and truly complementary. It's just a winner in so many ways.
This looks south and shows how the Northstar tracks are sheltered by the promenade above. This is the side which faces the HERC plant.
A slightly different elevation drawing, again viewed from Fifth Street, with some labels. (Click to enlarge.)
From the roof of the B ramp, you can see just how futile it will be to get a glimpse of the action.
(Click to enlarge.)
Looking out from under Gate 34
The Carew lounge was all ready for some corporate event.
Since pictures of the ballpark are forbidden, perhaps you'll enjoy this shot of the lovely apple tree in my front yard.
Staircase entrance. You cannot miss them.
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Above the Carew gate
Killebrew's mammoth shot on June 3, 1967 is currently memorialized on a wall at the Mall of America
Open house skeptics
Beams connecting the plaza to the Target Center walkway
The Ballpark Wall! (really stunning)
The Puckett atrium fireplace is just barely visible at the far left.
Open concourses do mean that you can glimpse the field no matter where you are, but not really the game.
Home plate mount from Met Stadium (Source: LP, courtesy Clyde Doepner)
I realized I've never shown how the walkway over Seventh Street meets the A ramp
An arch under construction.
Fencing is going up all along the plaza
Location for automated ticket machines
There must be millions of details needing tending
A sign that your mall is all but dead: roped off escalators. (This is at about 4:00 PM on a weekday.)
That's part of the wind veil, waiting in the B ramp for installation
Construction of the stands is moving from left to right in this image.
I never think of Rod Carew as a first baseman. But he was.
I would put on this face.
This is the revised version of the center field pavilion (without the restaurant). It looks like there are no seats, just some ledges for people to sit on. It reminds me of the seating on the "bridge" which sticks out of the new Guthrie Theater. Anything which lands in the trees will presumably be a home run, so the "411" sign is apparently just for fun.
No arches. No brick. No girders. Classic.
Selected Bibliography - Analysis
First Edition (1992)
Second Edition (2006)
Selected Bibliography - Surveys
Second Edition (1987)
Not a "Third Edition" exactly,
but it replaced the above title
(2000, large coffee table)
Original edition (2000, round)
Revised edition (2006, round)
(2001, medium coffee table)
(2002, small coffee table)
(2003, medium coffee table)
(2004, very large coffee table)
(2006, very large coffee table)
Combines the previous two titles
(2007, medium coffee table)
Selected Bibliography - Nostalgia
Book and six ballpark miniatures