Thursday, March 4, 2010

Building a ball park

Twin Cities Business's story on the construction of Target Field details why it was "the most difficult urban ballpark site" in the long sports arena experience of the architecture firm.
A few nuggets:
  • The park sits on 8.5 acres of land — but seen from overhead, it mushrooms to 10.5 acres, because it is literally suspended over railroad tracks and a freeway.
  • The structure was built from the inside out, because the cranes couldn't go outside.
  • Work had to be halted when Burlington Northern's freight trains went past — seven to 14 times a day.
It's a neat read.

1 comment:

  1. It's a very good read! Thanks, Ed! (It's just too bad they don't include more pictures with the article.) ;-)