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The moat walkway viewed from across the park.
Some details are visible here, like the back of an escalator.
Concept drawing for the fan/player appreciation wall. (Click to enlarge.)
The green in question (click for very large version)
One thing that the design disguises nicely is that the Pro Shop (and other key components) are actually built over lanes of freeway. That can clearly be seen here.
The walkway under construction in the parking lot just outside the loading dock.
The heretofore unseen north facade (click to enlarge). Does it look like a ballpark? And what's with the bamboo?
Kirby Jr. set to take down the last number
Playing surface dirt out there? Maybe. (click to enlarge)
New Concept Drawing - No Roof
Here is the most recent outfield configuration, captured from the animation video. We probably shouldn't make too much of the logos seen on the scoreboard: Best Buy, Dairy Queen, Target, Pepsi, Dodge and Qwest...
Rod Carew will greet you, but he's sorely in need of a home plate for reference. (Killebrew is too.)
The view down Sixth Street toward the ballpark site. A pedestrian bridge will extend this street right into the main entrance of the park. The regrettable facade of Target Center is on the left. Butler Square is on the right. Click on the image to see what it looked like on this very spot about 100 years ago.
At the end of the balcony you can see down the promenade.
It was in and then quickly out of his glove. You gotta make that play.
Spring of 1982 (click to enlarge greatly -- can you pick out Kent Hrbek?)
This isn't a very good picture, but it is the current view of the inside of a suite.
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Arrival back at Target Field
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
Banners on the parking ramp are a great touch. They help manage scale and turn a lemon into lemonade. On my way there today I passed the WCCO building and remembered how the Twins schedule used to be painted in giant form on the side of that building (which is no longer visible). Wouldn't that be a great thing to resurrect on the side of that ramp? A giant Twins schedule. I always thought that was cool.
Plaza extension reaches toward First Avenue
One more exterior view shows that, while the original look was attractive in a way, it seems to be a variation on the look of the Washington ballpark (albeit with a much more coherent collection of elements). What's remarkable is that the design team has refined the concept amazingly well, improving it immeasurably. What we're actually getting is clearly descended from this, but it's in a whole different league:
A detailed crowd shot. Click to enlarge greatly.
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Here's the view of the entrance ramp to 394. Looks like they are painting...
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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