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Polo Grounds facade, obscured
Stairs down to Seventh Street now have the start of railings
End of the line.
From the B ramp, 6th level elevator lobby window
I was surprised at how close those upper deck seats seem. From the plaza, you feel like you can reach out and touch them. It really adds to the impression of overall compactness.
Cross section diagram of the field structure. (Click to enlarge.)
A classic profile on the horizon
The wall of brands at General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley (Source: RP)
The Carew gate ticket windows have grown a small awning.
A closer look into the park from down the street. How great will this view be during a game??
Tony Oliva, R. T. Rybak and Mike Opat
This would be easy to miss, but I found it on a cart located directly behind the Batter's Eye seating on the upper concourse in center field.
Another B ramp glimpse (don't loiter here!)
The blue line now indicates where the back of the accessible seating ends and standing room begins.
Some brick work out in the centerfield pavilion.
The Hennepin Grille appears to feature chicken, brats, and fries.
Here is one of the concept drawings referenced (but not shown) in the MPR story (conceptual ballpark at left, LRT tracks switched to the north half of the Fifth Street bridge, which is actually in all of the long-range plans).
The walkway under construction in the parking lot just outside the loading dock.
Not me, but it might as well be.
This view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown and shows how the LRT tracks sort of snuggle up to the ballpark.
The media all turned out!
A view of construction from the B ramp. This looks toward Seventh Street, over what will be Gate 34 (the main entrance).
The base of the old Met Stadium flagpole. (The plaque refers to the "Flame of Freedom" and not the origin of the pole.)
(Click to enlarge.)
Justin Morneau, mobbed after a game-winning homer on June 9
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.
OK, people are definitely riding their bikes to games! (Photo by Tim Davis, courtesy MBA)
Sky through steel.
His body language might as well be the box score.
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