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Bruce Lambrecht on the roof of the Minikahda building.
For reference, here's that spot on the model.
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...
This area will supposedly show the Twins chronology. Will it stretch back to 1901?
A Killebrew tribute covers part of the wall where the entry doors are located near the escalators.
July 7, 1966 (Click to see the entire scorecard with ads)
The canopy as viewed through the outfield stands. The lighting approach, despite what you may have heard, is actually very traditional.
Looking north (toward Fifth Street and the LRT station).
In case you don't know, that's Earl Battey.
I see an opportunity in this view for an Abbey Road-style promotional photo! Mauer, Morneau, Nathan and Cuddyer walking toward the ballpark. The only question: which one takes off his cleats?
Looking across the top of the B parking ramp. Notice that signage will block any attempts at seeing the game from up there. Also take note of the glassed in area which is part club and part office space for the Ballpark Authority.
Look closely at the overhang. You'll see the on the right it is flush with the fence, and then it sticks out farther and farther as you move toward center. More fun for Michael Cuddyer.
The outline of an infield has appeared on the asphalt in advance of the ground-breaking on Thursday night.
Auxiliary scoreboard (note to TF principles: this is a very good idea)
A final glimpse from the street of stadia installation along the left field line
Gate 6 is quite large
The Target Center rooftop patio. Hardly glamorous, but a great view of the ballpark.
Click to see the whole page from this 1971 program.
One of those funny little sections above the entrance stairs
Viewed from up Sixth Street (that's Target Center on the left), you can get an idea of how the connection is currently planned. As it stands now, the plaza will extend to that support pillar, from which a stairway will empty to the sidewalk below. If they get their wish, additional support structures will provide a walkway along Target Center which will gradually (without stairs) meet the sidewalk somewhere up near First Avenue.
Integrating the administration building was really a great idea. Actually, there will be more things inside than just offices, but that will probably be some sweet space.
I suppose that one day my son will graduate from Mrs. Fields to Hooters. At least he won't have to travel too far. *Shudder*
That's Tony Oliva checking out ballpark construction from the roof of Target Center.
5:45 PM, section 327, row 9, sitting: shade.
This terrible picture shows the netting in place through a knothole on Fifth
The outfield stands as viewed through the unnumbered gate
(Click to enlarge greatly)
I meant to include this shot the other day. It's the new LRT bridge being built next to the remaining half of the Fifth Street bridge. The new half is almost TWICE the width of the portion torn down. And the other end runs right into a HERC administration building! (Click to see the view from nearly the same spot about 85 years ago.)
Go get 'em, boys!
(Click to enlarge.)
Nicely-cushioned seats, lots of room, great sightlines
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