Explore the Site
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The old flour Gold Medal Flour Mill, located next to the new Guthrie theater (Source: RP)
Here's the barricade in context at the end of the walkway
A timeline of design and construction of the ballpark. (Click to enlarge. Photo by Tyler Wycoff)
A mysterious smile from within a very deep planter!
Note the gigantic -- and very permanent -- M's on the gates at the base of these stairs.
Party deck down the right field line
Looking across the top of the B parking ramp. Notice that signage will block any attempts at seeing the game from up there. Also take note of the glassed in area which is part club and part office space for the Ballpark Authority.
The view from my seats in Section 237 (The Trap), Row 1 (can't see much of center field without standing up...)
From last week, you can see the piers taking shape. I believe that the front row, visible here as just forms and reinforcing rods, is the front edge of the plaza.
Chef stand and menu in the Carew atrium
This is what I was working on while my photo was taken (click to see a VERY BIG version).
This is the Suite Level. There are multiple suites between each pillar, and there will be seating on the area in front of the suites which currently looks like it could be a walkway.
Ballpark elevation viewed from the promenade (HERC plant) side. (Click to enlarge.)
The Polo Grounds (left) and Shibe Park (Connie Mack Stadium)
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...)
Seating mound (seen from the B ramp)
In the foreground you can see the supports for the plaza as it will meet the corner of North Seventh Street and Third Avenue North.
Lots of people are doing it.
This is the Seventh Street circulation ramp. Note that the floor is covered with plywood to protect it during construction. Not all construction firms are as careful with this type of protection as Mortenson.
Another deck to come...
The bases for the player statues have been recently upgraded.
Many people will approace the park from this direction and it's a pretty great first glimpse. It features all the design elements in modestly condensed form, and still manages to look like a ballpark (instead of something else).
Instrument of evil.
A slightly different angle, and you can see some of the structural elements.
A mini-freeway! (Police action in progress...)
One more exterior view shows that, while the original look was attractive in a way, it seems to be a variation on the look of the Washington ballpark (albeit with a much more coherent collection of elements). What's remarkable is that the design team has refined the concept amazingly well, improving it immeasurably. What we're actually getting is clearly descended from this, but it's in a whole different league:
Rally Hanky (2002 ALCS)
Loading dock -- already in use!
A final glimpse from the street of stadia installation along the left field line
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