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No arches. No brick. No girders. Classic.
That's Fifth Street (and a tattooed arm) in the foreground.
Friendly faces greet you right inside the door of the Legends Club.
Gate 29 Carew
Double plays will be turned here.
Center field seating
The Ceremony (VIP in the crowd)
Final Metrodome baseball sight
A slightly different angle, and you can see some of the structural elements.
Bassett Creek's path through the ballpark site (Source: Minneapolis Public Library)
8:02 PM It's at peak, affecting mostly the upper deck.
Look beyond the gigantic hand (a hounds tooth jacket? really?) and you'll get a glimpse of the main grandstand configuration. The two (or is it three?) levels of suites are visible, as is the design of the so-called "split upper deck," and the extensive use of limestone for decorative accents. Let's hope these little touches don't get cut as costs increase, because they make a nice tie-in from the outside of the park to the inside. Of most interest to me is the way that the very best seats are physically separated from all the rest of the seats by that limestone. There will be virtually no way to sneak into these seats. On one level, that's a somewhat sad design feature...
Emergency access as viewed from outside the ballpark
Name that ballpark
...but you can get a feel for what it will be like.
A whole bunch of guys working on something.
Such promise. (Click to enlarge.)
The past is the future. Seriously.
Special guests in the trees!
A view straight on of the Pro Shop area and ticket windows (just barely visible). The piers you see beneath the plaza are already almost completed (see final photo).
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.
Our cantilever friends will be happy to learn that there will be sections with views like this in the new stadium.
Suite level view
This was on BPM night. Nice neon, but I'm still waiting to see the homer show.
This is the LRT path looking from the ballpark site (behind me) toward downtown. The line currently ends about two blocks up this street. This bridge over I-394 is also being partially rebuilt as part of the ballpark project.
Concept drawing of Coomer gate (click to enlarge)
Outside the Metropolitan Club, photos of all the other major league ballparks
Trampled, repaired, and re-trampled grass
Reasonable (if not overly generous) leg room
Here's another look at the Oliva gate.
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