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A New Plaza for a New Stadium

Target Field is the forthcoming ballpark for the Minnesota Twins, and the team and their sponsor recently unveiled their plans for the public space in front of the park. Designs include 40 ft. topiary and a giant bronze glove.

"From an urban design standpoint, the plaza may be the most important public space added to downtown Minneapolis in recent years.

Gold Medal Park, another privately funded amenity designed by Oslund, grabbed much attention and critical acclaim when it opened next to the Guthrie Theater in 2006. But Target Plaza is expected to have a far higher public profile.

The Twins and Target are hoping that, in good weather, it will lure brown-baggers at lunchtime and those looking for a tranquil break in the middle of a work day. Plus, thousands of daily commuters will stream across the plaza once the adjacent transit station opens next year."

Full Story: Space around Twins' Target Field: a public park on concrete

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