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1991–1993, Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum. I-264 at Bessie's Place
  • Harbor Park

Home to the minor-league Norfolk Tides, Harbor Park is a neotraditional baseball stadium designed by a nationally acclaimed Kansas City firm that specializes in large-scale facilities, including sporting arenas. The stadium is a smaller version of the firm's successful design for the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards, combining diapered brickwork with cast concrete ornament in a rhythmic arrangement of arches and piers. Beyond the grandly scaled entrance at the northwest corner, the field is oriented to give fans a sweeping view of the Elizabeth River beyond second base. For the players on the field, the city's skyline provides an impressive backdrop to the stands.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Richard Guy Wilson et al.
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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Harbor Park", [Norfolk, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-01-NK86.

Print Source

Buildings of Virginia: Tidewater and Piedmont, Richard Guy Wilson and contributors. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002, 436-436.

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