Play ball! Twins Target Field opens in lively urban center
April 01, 2010 |
By Andrew Baltazar, Associate Editor
Completed in time for the opener of the Minnesota Twins' baseball season, the 40,000-seat Target Field sits in a bustling part of Minneapolis. Built on a tight, eight-acre site, the ballpark was designed by Kansas City-based architect Populous to blend in with surrounding infrastructure; pieces of the building, such as the outfield grandstand seating section, were cantilevered over transit lines, creating a more intimate ballpark. An urban sporting center complete with modern stone and glass touches, Target Field is accessible by foot from downtown Minneapolis. The Twins drew a crowd of 32,995 on opening day at their new ballpark, but they lost 8-4 to the St. Louis Cardinals.
The main lobby of Hyatt Hotels’ 240,000-sf headquarters in Chicago, which has achieved WELL Silver certification. This open office space gives its occupants choices for noise and temperature levels. Gensler was the interior designer, Power Construction the GC. Courtesy International Well Building Institute.
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