I'm surprised that they allowed that limestone backstop. There are (supposedly) rules in place that mandate padding for player safety.
Last edited by monkeypants; 03-30-2008 at 09:18 PM.
It's really not that bad. Plus it's going to stand out more when you are looking at it in person probably.
I don't mind the white, I like it and I also like the open back, gotta let some sky and air in.
I think the emblems would have been better looking and stood out more if they added some gold leaf to certain parts of the seal, and it would go well with the gold Yankee Stadium lettering too.
Are they going to sell beer in the bleacher sections in the new stadium?
Has anybody mentioned yet that there are new construction pics on the Yankee website for February? Because if not:
Hey! There are new construction pics for February 2008 in the Gallery section of the Yankees website
Also they have 2 sections of updated artist renderings for the interior; most we have seen before, but I think there are a few interspersed in there that might be new ones (at least that is what I am thinking)
I think the non-colored ones look great. If you look at what they have by the club entrance now, they're pretty weak looking. The new ones really are an improvement (IMO).
Of course, I'm a Mets fan and have no say...
As others who posted in the frieze thread, I am very disappointed in the lack of detail of the frieze. For over a billion dollars you'd think that the Yankees would have more regard for something like the frieze; something that defined the old Yankee Stadium. It's amazing that the Yankee organization doesn't have the same passion over the things that most of the fans have.
What is equally disturbing is something I just realized. Because of the design of the structure behind the frieze, some of the arches look like they have a checkerboard design instead of complete arches. What the heck are HOK and the Yankees thinking??? How can they overlook such details, even the obvious ones?
Take a look. You can barely see the arched openings within the frieze. Instead, they are either checkerboard (squared- they look like Wheat Chex instead of a YS frieze) or blurred.
Last edited by Rob R; 03-31-2008 at 02:58 PM.
I think that's caused by the roof (or lack there of actually) in that area; the covering to the roof has not been installed in those areas and as a result what you are seeing through the openings in the facade are the supporting beams for the roof and the open clouded sky behind it. Those beams run horizontally, and thus create that checkerboard pattern.
If you look at the frieze to the left in the first picture, you don't see that checkerboard pattern, because the roof has been installed in that area.
If I understand you correctly I think what you're seeing are the slats that run horizontally across the underside of what will be the roof,and not an actual part of the frieze.From the perspective of the photograph taken it sort of looks checkerboard,but I don't think that's the case...
Sorry CMART,you beat me too the punch.
Last edited by Rob R; 03-31-2008 at 03:33 PM. Reason: decided to delate after other responses.
By the way, I know it's not the frieze itself and, judging by those photos, I thought that when viewed from a certain angle, it would give that effect because of the structure behind it. But, as explained by CMart, it may be because the roof wasn't installed in those sections.
Last edited by Rob R; 03-31-2008 at 03:34 PM.
No problem..That photo is a little deceiving...It would defiantly suck if somebody actually had the BALLS to install a checkerboard frieze,through I wouldn't put anything past them!