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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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Door to the visitor's clubhouse.



Circulation ramps: Wrigley (classic, integrated) and Kauffman (modern, external)






From the revised site plan, this is the configuration of Gate 34 Puckett.






Purple flowers above Second Avenue









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Circulation building with construction team on top



Photo by Jeff Ewer



A Hrbek tribute wall marks the end of the Carew side of the club



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.



Looking back toward First Avenue



I noticed this detail while taking the previous picture. I figure that it must be the VIP entrance from the surface parking lot. I don't think there is any parking inside the ballpark, so this entrance will likely be for suite-dwellers and other VIPs, though I can't say for sure whether players will enter here.


















A mysterious smile from within a very deep planter!






New section labels, but some curious choices.



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Snow-blowing the field



This shows the area where the Northstar platform connects with the ballpark (that translucent oval). Above that is the area which will house the Twins operations offices.









Main Concourse



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WCCO-TV building



Look familiar? Unfortunately, just adding little balconies with cool angles will not offset the pervading ugliness.









Puckett atrium chef stand menu



The plate marker is just to the left.









Solution for a hot night, just inside Gate 34 (that's a cool mist, by the way, not hot steam, which would be kind of cruel)



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