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Standing, standing, standing.
This is a slightly blurry view of the pavilion in center. It has a quirky shape, but one which is completely consistent with the overall ballpark design. Nice work there. You can also get a glimpse of the greenery which will rise above the fences.
The big glove will go on that circle. Note the gap between the plaza and the ramp. That's 394 you can see through there.
The county of my birth!
This is what I was working on while my photo was taken (click to see a VERY BIG version).
Sometime in the late 1980s: B ramp is under construction. Not yet built: Target Center, I-394 and the A ramp.
This little item stands just to the south of the site, where the volleyball courts used to be. It has to be related to exterior finishing elements, which means this is the first glimpse of the actual stone to be used. Very buttery.
In addition to the Pro Shop facade, you can see more gravel being laid before the final plaza surface is poured.
A view of construction from the B ramp. This looks toward Seventh Street, over what will be Gate 34 (the main entrance).
This concourse, the uppermost, was built on top of the now-hidden old concourse during the 70s renovation.
The outfield stands as viewed through the unnumbered gate
Work on the pavilion in center.
Here's a first view of the surprisingly spacious walkway on Fifth between the ballpark and the LRT platform.
Ballpark elevation diagram, viewed from Fifth Street. (Click to enlarge.)
Another B ramp glimpse (don't loiter here!)
This will be a bar/restaurant.
Not sure what those supports are for -- probably stadia.
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.
For those not wishing to suffer through my media rant, please enjoy this picture of my lilacs in full bloom.
The view from the upper concourse.
Let's be honest and say that this promenade, which will face the HERC plant, won't be the most exciting part of the streetscape. It has to be provided for circulation reasons, but there won't be much to see unless vendors and other attractions take root here.
Life in the shadows
I love this view of the Basilica.
Another view of the escalator, which apparently comes preassembled!
The images on that wall appear to be of great Twins moments in history.
Dan Mehls, Mortenson Construction
The entrance at Gate 3.
Still some work to be done on the canopy.
This area will supposedly show the Twins chronology. Will it stretch back to 1901?
The blue line now indicates where the back of the accessible seating ends and standing room begins.
A spectacular golden hour
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