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The canopy as viewed through the outfield stands. The lighting approach, despite what you may have heard, is actually very traditional.
A skyway-level view down Seventh Street.
The knothole (sans view of anything interesting)
Click to enlarge. (Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
Snow-blowing the field
B ramp at left, ballpark at right (and visible far away through the tiny crack)
LRT at the ballpark
Carew atrium menu part 2
Wrigley Field. Paradise? Not from these seats.
The pink thing is a mascot. (Actually, with a damn fine mascot actor underneath.)
The pouring is taking place at the very bottom of this photo.
This is what I was working on while my photo was taken (click to see a VERY BIG version).
If you are into shade, there are lots of opportunities. This is from the last row in section 108 -- scoreboard not blocked in the least.
Inexplicable bright yellow baseball amid the trees.
This is the Carew gate covered in plastic.
The reverse angle shows that the signage will only partially obscure views from the top of the ramp. The wall is pretty high up there, so you'll need something to stand on, but it appears that this is one of the so-called "knotholes".
Sue Nelson, and her organ, in one of the Twins Pubs
The finished product.
I realized I've never shown how the walkway over Seventh Street meets the A ramp
The Metrodome hot dog vendor. (Source: RP)
The past is the future. Seriously.
Sure would be nice to cover that metal grid with more wooden louvers, eh?
The Guthrie Theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage seating
Because of the scale, it's sometimes hard to realize that there are actual guys down there doing the tough work! Here they are getting ready to pour a footing.
Detail of the train tunnels (click to view the entire drawing)
This was on BPM night. Nice neon, but I'm still waiting to see the homer show.
This is as close as I could get to a pedestrian-eye view of the main entrance. This is what you'll see as you enter by coming down Sixth Street.
Touring the Rapid Park site (L-R: Commissioners Wade, Vekich, Sykora, Cramer, and tour guide Chuck Ballentine, source: RP)
Polo Grounds from the south
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