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That group was working on something very carefully, but I couldn't tell just what it was.
Who Owns What (Click for larger version. Source: Ballpark Authority)
Our conductor in Big Lake
Our cantilever friends will be happy to learn that there will be sections with views like this in the new stadium.
The Hrbek gate is directly below. It's a lively place after a game.
Ballpark elevation viewed from Seventh Street. (Click to enlarge.)
The rough outlines of our urban trench. (North is up.)
Just one lane of traffic and a couple of feet between the fence in right-center and the wall of the parking ramp!
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.
The scoreboard also towers over the LRT tracks, which now are functional (though not open) all the way to the park -- and beyond!
North Loop Deli
An early concept for the pedestrial bridge. (Source: Ballpark Authority, RP)
With the engine behind us, we got a real sense of how fast we were going by looking out the front (back) window
That is the gun-metal gray wall of The Stadium just beyond the elevated tracks.
Saints between innings
This looks south and shows the track configuration for Northstar. The platform shown is just a placeholder. To the best of my knowledge, concept drawings for this platform have not been released. Keep in mind, this is NOT part of the ballpark project. It is completely separate.
Wow! Looking good.
This was on BPM night. Nice neon, but I'm still waiting to see the homer show.
Lots of people are doing it.
Locations for ticket machines near the Hrbek outdoor plaza
September 23, 2007
Workers against green
Nearby, workers are finishing a support column. The guy at the bottom is using some sort of personal dirt mover (inset). Very cool.
Champion's Club details (click to enlarge)
Yes, son, Memorial Stadium used to be right there, just beyond those gates.
These tracks actually travel beneath the admin building and come out on the other side
Hubert's remains the only sports bar within site of the Dome after 28 years of its existence. It's a cautionary tale.
Puckett atrium chef stand menu
Polo Grounds facade, obscured
Large staircases, a staple of recent Populous (nee HOK) projects, are all over the place.
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.
This looks up Fifth Street (LRT train visible in the distance). This bridge is also being partially rebuilt (see next photo).
Of the players up there, only Bert does not have a gate with his number (28) on it at Target Field. You know, there is that door underneath the skywalk on Seventh Street between gates 14 and 29...
That's Tony Oliva checking out ballpark construction from the roof of Target Center.
A truck is leaving the HERC plant. Here you can see the proximity to the promenade. For the record, the truck drove right by me and I smelled nothing...
He'll always be a fan favorite, but did you know that he's making $18.5 million this year? The Twins' entire outfield today, combined, makes $7.45 million.
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