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The Metropolitan Club (click to enlarge)
A distinct misstep, ostensibly to guard against missteps. But methinks I smell a lawyer...
A walkway begins to form (this is as close as you can get right now)
This is during halftime.
A seating bowl comes into focus. Note that the netting has been installed on the foul pole. (Field Box)
Loading docks to the right, VIP entrances to the left.
The east wall of the building looks like it will be the first part completed. These are probably supports for the plaza, and they hug the very edge of the site.
Some baseball legends (and Ron Coomer)
B ramp at left, ballpark at right (and visible far away through the tiny crack)
Our host points to the Puckett Atrium on the diagram.
The gate has grown a row of sponsorship
Section 101, Row 34
Footings for the Seventh Street walkway from the A ramp.
Ballark Authority members listen to the LEED introduction
Emergency access viewed in context
You write the caption...
Pile driving in progress
Bag checking at Ball Park Lanes was incredibly simple, as was the pick up later. The line was short and fast-moving.
Ballpark elevation viewed from Seventh Street. (Click to enlarge.)
This is where you will put out your butts -- I mean enjoy some pretty flowers.
Here's the field of posts which will support the third base side of the grandstand. Some walls have started to appear about where the Northstar riders will enter the park.
Auxiliary scoreboard (note to TF principles: this is a very good idea)
Viewed from an A ramp elevator lobby.
At left, across the tracks by that pile of dirt is where the Northstar commuter train platform will be built, and where Twins fans will apparently NOT be able to get a train after night games. (For reference, that's the Fifth Street bridge, with the ballpark site just beyond it. The east corner of Ford Centre is just visible at the right edge of the picture.)
I meant to include this shot the other day. It's the new LRT bridge being built next to the remaining half of the Fifth Street bridge. The new half is almost TWICE the width of the portion torn down. And the other end runs right into a HERC administration building! (Click to see the view from nearly the same spot about 85 years ago.)
Looking northeast from the ballpark site (Source: LP)
The right field foul pole seen against a backdrop of Butler Square (itself a site of great significance in the history of professional baseball in Minneapolis)
Work in progress.
The right field overhang is in place, and the first base stands are starting to go in.
The model still shows the Batters Eye Club, which is no longer part of the design.
I'll admit that this makes me nervous. It's pretty easy to step into the path of a train (which is true at various points along the line, but still...)
The pouring is taking place at the very bottom of this photo.
Yes, TC is smiling.
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