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Ballpark elevation viewed from the promenade (HERC plant) side. (Click to enlarge.)
This area will supposedly show the Twins chronology. Will it stretch back to 1901?
That is the gun-metal gray wall of The Stadium just beyond the elevated tracks.
New Concept Drawing - No Roof
Did you know that the out-of-town scoreboard is covered by a black chain 1ink fence?
Working on the connecting LRT tracks (this view looks up Fifth Street toward downtown.)
Bruce Lambrecht on the roof of the Minikahda building.
Noah is checking out the ample leg room and truly exemplary sight lines.
What has been actually built so far is only a tiny subset of this vision.
Close-up on the diagram of the Club Level with finishing materials (click to enlarge)
Bag checking at Ball Park Lanes was incredibly simple, as was the pick up later. The line was short and fast-moving.
End of the line.
Ballpark elevation diagram, viewed from Fifth Street. (Click to enlarge.)
Reverse stairway view
Now looking north, the tracks emerge from beneath Seventh Street as freight tracks only. The Northstar line ends at the northwest corner of the ballpark. One day, however, you can bet that other passenger trains will approach from the southwest metro on these tracks -- if our legislators are smart and persistent, that is.
OK, it doesn't really look like that at all...
Miller Park: Gymnasium with skylight (Source: RP)
Roll-up metal doors visible at right.
Here is Seventh Street viewed from the west looking toward downtown. This will probably be the most pedestrian-friendly side (other than the plaza), but only if there is some psychological barrier between the people on foot and the people in their dangerously fast-moving automobiles.
(Click to enlarge.)
Good seats, but no scoreboard or sky.
Saturday afternoon, KMSP-HD 720P
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.
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.
Looking up toward Sixth Street.
These tracks actually travel beneath the admin building and come out on the other side
Photo by Tyler Wycoff
This view, from the Minnekahda building (or possibly a predecessor), looks toward the right field corner. The City Market, at left, occupied the land where the B ramp and Target Plaza now stand (over I-394). And the Overlook now juts out just a little beyond where that driveway enters the railyard.
The Metrodome is converted to its football configuration after the Twins game on August 29, 2002
Here's a first view of the surprisingly spacious walkway on Fifth between the ballpark and the LRT platform.
The past is the future. Seriously.
This view, also from the same warehouse roof, shows the newly-rebuilt viaduct on North Seventh Street.
Sign installer dude
"Original" or "Dinger" Dog
This view is from the roof of a warehouse which stood where the A ramp is today. The HERC is now located where the tracks turned north (toward the top).
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