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This mural is behind the staircase. The window looks onto the promenade, and the door goes to a kitchen.
The completed promenade
Ballpark elevation viewed from the promenade (HERC plant) side. (Click to enlarge.)
Just lighted panels... *sigh*
This area will supposedly show the Twins chronology. Will it stretch back to 1901?
The wall of brands at General Mills headquarters in Golden Valley (Source: RP)
Home Plate Box, Section 111, Row 8 or 9-ish (Click to enlarge greatly.)
From the roof of the B ramp, you can see just how futile it will be to get a glimpse of the action.
The heretofore unseen north facade (click to enlarge). Does it look like a ballpark? And what's with the bamboo?
This terrible picture shows the netting in place through a knothole on Fifth
Seventh inning sing-along.
This appears to be the floor to the home dugout!
Mystery door on Seventh Street...
Today's match-up (click to enlarge)
Double plays will be turned here.
Flowers and Hall-of-Fame plaques. Very nice.
If you want, you can ask those folks how the game is going -- and even get a little bit of info from the big screen (Grandstand)
Someone please get those poor people a drink of water. (Gate 34, after the game had started)
A slightly different angle, and you can see some of the structural elements.
Earl Santee, principle architect for HOK Sport, presents some concepts while Mike Opat listens
Click to see the whole page from this 1971 program.
Fan number 3,030,673 came through this gate a few moments after I took this picture.
I never think of Ron Jackson at all.
Once again, Noah is holding his ears because of the traffic noise.
You'll be able to park here for a quick stop at the Pro Shop or ticket window.
This is a good overview of the spot where the Northstar (bottom) and LRT (top) will intersect.
Here's one big problem with a retractable roof: completely terrible seating in left. These scant few seats would have been tucked under the track. No sunshine, no open concourse, it was a terribly kludgy idea. With some hindsight, it's very clear that adding a retractable roof on this small site would have required compromises which would have just been too extensive to tolerate. Without it, the design was free to grow into something much more memorable.
The beautiful Promenade has become a sea of temporary barricades. (Smoker's Row outside the unnumbered gate)
Legend's Club, Section E (Click to enlarge greatly.)
A familiar view through the top floor elevator lobby window in ramp B (HRP View and Terrace).
That's Bert back at the Met on Photo Day, September 15, 1974.
Thome steps in.
Limestone facing and flowers on the right field overhang
Outside, lots of window space
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