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Happy Sigh.

May 2, 2007 1:10 AM

The lease is signed! The quick-take is accomplished! The railroad is happy!

Get your cars out of that lot, people! It's time to dig!

A Parking Lot

This was from January 19, 2007, when it looked like wonderful things might never happen here.

Cudos, gentlemen.

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The same section seen from Target Center. Yep, looks like bridge supports.



Another B ramp glimpse (don't loiter here!)















Sunday afternoon, WFTC-HD 720P









Wood-backed seats viewed through gate 6



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Here's a curious little room at the end of the circulation ramp. What could they be selling there?



The steel cage expands.



Once again, Noah is holding his ears because of the traffic noise.



This is a good overview of the spot where the Northstar (bottom) and LRT (top) will intersect.



Metropolitan Club



Yes, TC is smiling.






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Evidence of a food court behind the seating above the batter's eye



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Perhaps these very bold, Hitchcockian birds picking at left-over popcorn and peanuts were portents of what was to come.



Actual LRT tracks are now in the street, and buses now pass over them before entering the transit hub.



Site plan for the new Nationals ballpark, with the size of the Rapid Park site overlaid



Twins president Dave St. Peter presents his list of fan suggestions to the Ballpark Authority






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The 1963 team won 91 games! (Click to enlarge and see the names)



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HERC - Hennepin Energy Resource Company (aka the Garbage Burner)

HPB - Home Plate Box

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LC - Legends Club

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MOA - Mall of America

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