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Stairs and escalator down to the platform
Saturday afternoon, KMSP-HD 720P
Hardware in the window! (But why are there three trophies? 1924?)
Looking across the top of the batter's eye
I will take a picture of just about anything.
Here's where the plaza will empty out around that skyway emergency exit tower at the corner of Second Avenue and Seventh Street.
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.
TCF Bank Stadium. Not for baseball, but still pretty cool to watch being built.
One of the sweetest sights of the day -- the Dome, and only through passing bus windows.
Pawlenty makes it official!
Now looking north, the tracks emerge from beneath Seventh Street as freight tracks only. The Northstar line ends at the northwest corner of the ballpark. One day, however, you can bet that other passenger trains will approach from the southwest metro on these tracks -- if our legislators are smart and persistent, that is.
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.
The entry from the platform to the ballpark.
The model still shows the Batters Eye Club, which is no longer part of the design.
The knothole (sans view of anything interesting)
Viewed from a different angle, it seems fair to wonder is some of those seats will have slightly obscured views. Yet, if they're cheap, that's not a problem.
This shows the area where the Northstar platform connects with the ballpark (that translucent oval). Above that is the area which will house the Twins operations offices.
This is what I was working on while my photo was taken (click to see a VERY BIG version).
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.
This would be a beautiful streetscape if there were ANY people.
Harmon is visible (barely) at the very center of the crowd.
This will be a great neighborhood. Note that the covering is being built for the emergency access. Also, note the streamers above, which appear to be monitoring air flow.
Another piece of the neighborhood puzzle: the Northstar platform.
Footings for the Seventh Street walkway from the A ramp.
Looking up toward Seventh Street.
Row indicators are spray-painted with stencils over rust and peeling paint.
4th inning in the thinning crowd of the Grandstand.
I don't know if the back side is also a test for materials, but it could be a hint of how the exposed steel supports will be finished. Or it could just be to hold up the stone.
An escalator was going in the day I was there.
The view from the upper concourse.
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