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.