Aaaaaa my wife.
Lowertown Ballpark, future home of the St. Paul Saints (opening Spring 2015)
Designed by the Twin Cities-based design-builder Ryan Companies’ team of Ryan A&E, Julie Snow Architects, and AECOM, the new ballpark incorporates elements of Lowertown’s historic architecture – blackened steel, timber, and load-bearing masonry – in a setting that has a more innovative approach to become a new connection for the eastern edge of downtown Saint Paul. The playing field and entire seating bowl will be located below street level, reducing the overall visual impact of the ballpark on the neighborhood while enhancing entry plaza connections and accessibility.
Read the rest: “Updated Lowertown Ballpark Design Renderings Released”
Images via Lowertown Ballpark/facebook
I’m very, very excited for this ballpark. I’ve always been a huge fan of both Lowertown and minor league baseball, so the two coming together is fantastic.
Stunning! Scientists reveal the surprising genetic identity of early human remains from roughly 400,000 years ago in Spain (Atapuerca). New tests on human bones hidden in a Spanish cave for some 400,000 years set a new record for the oldest human DNA sequence ever decoded—and may scramble the scientific picture of our early relatives. The bones were first thought to belong to European Neanderthals, but analysis showed they are genetically closer to the Siberian Denisovans.
More info in nature: Hominin DNA baffles experts.
Paper: A mitochondrial genome sequence of a hominin from Sima de los Huesos -Nature (2013) doi:10.1038/nature12788-