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A view into the park down Sixth Street from just beyond Hennepin. Note that one side of the street contains century-old, classic buildings -- structures which are likely to last another century or more. The other side, not so much. (Click the image to see what it looked like from exactly the same spot 97 years ago.)
The blue line now indicates where the back of the accessible seating ends and standing room begins.
Staircase entrance. You cannot miss them.
Inexplicable bright yellow baseball amid the trees.
You are forgiven for wondering whether architect Tom Oslund is, in fact, a visitor from the future.
The overhang as seen through the unnumbered gate
Polo Grounds from the south
Original Concept - With a Retractable Roof
Back of scoreboard; facade in context.
Here's the view from the main concourse out through Gate 3 "Killebrew".
I noticed this detail while taking the previous picture. I figure that it must be the VIP entrance from the surface parking lot. I don't think there is any parking inside the ballpark, so this entrance will likely be for suite-dwellers and other VIPs, though I can't say for sure whether players will enter here.
This is the LRT bridge under construction as viewed from the east looking west. The ballpark facade would be at the left in this photo.
I never think of Ron Jackson at all.
Glare from the IDS never looked this sweet. (Photo by Jared Wieseler)
Here is Seventh Street viewed from the west looking toward downtown. This will probably be the most pedestrian-friendly side (other than the plaza), but only if there is some psychological barrier between the people on foot and the people in their dangerously fast-moving automobiles.
Building the canopy is a spectacular sight.
A closer look at the grid on the Pro Shop.
With the engine behind us, we got a real sense of how fast we were going by looking out the front (back) window
Seating mound (seen from the B ramp)
The plate marker is just to the left.
This view, from the Minnekahda building (or possibly a predecessor), looks toward the right field corner. The City Market, at left, occupied the land where the B ramp and Target Plaza now stand (over I-394). And the Overlook now juts out just a little beyond where that driveway enters the railyard.
This design has a rather generic quality to it, but they appear to have considered the B garage. Though it isn't part of the model, they've clearly left room for it.
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