More progress on the model.
Bleacher walls almost done and main scoreboard is up. Next add auxilary scoreboards, fencing and bullpen gates.
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Kaplanski- Just out of curiosity, have you reached out to the Yankees for any resources that they could provide you, in terms of photos, blue prints, etc?
The bleacher fencing and bullpen gates are now installed. Next the auxiliary scoreboards, PA systems, flag and monuments. I’ve also got to add the dimensions. Its unclear whether or not the exits were removed from the outfield wall, or just the exit signs.
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That looks amazing!
there was no grass in the bullpens?
The last part was where the mounds were placed with the catcher's "home plates" located near the larger gates in the middle.
Both the bullpens had open entries to both the bleachers and field level grandstands. They were usually manned by a uniformed cop or a Stadium usher on either side. Vendors, security, and other employees of the Yanks or their associates and sponsors would be allowed to quickly cross the dirt area to go between the stands. If any pitcher was warming up, or there was a pitching change, traffic would be held up until given the all clear.
Kaplanski, you should check out the latest pics in the Yankee Stadium renovation thread, great color photos of the old stadium from the early 70's, the pics are from BSmile.
Last edited by Mattingly85MVP; 02-12-2008 at 04:39 PM.
Inexorably, progress is being made….
The auxiliary scoreboards are in, although the texture maps are temporary and don't match the new scoreboard image map (Thanks again to Dennis Concepcion).
I've also taken my first crack at the field. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of decent top down aerial view photos for reference, so I used a scan of a painting and used the perspective transformation in Photoshop to rotate it into the correct position for use as a reference. I think its pretty close. Let me know if you have any better reference for the field.
The distance markers are in place on the outfield wall. I'm still trying to find good photos of the gray padding that went on the right field and infield walls.
Go to:http://www.digitalcentrality.com/Yankee_Stadium/ to see more.
I removed the bleacher fence, leaving just the bottom rail, per 1070’s condition. I’ve added the monuments and the two large plaques of Ruppert and Barrow. I need to get my hands on some images of the DiMaggio and Mantle plaques so I can put them up also. The scoreboard has been enlarged along the vertical axis. It now stands at 118 feet. The lower dimension (the part below the tower) is supposed to be 88 feet, but this doesn’t seem to work, as the tower looks too tall in proportion the rest of the score board.
The flag pole is also there, although I’m just estimating the height at this point and I need to find a good close up shot of the weather vane.
Once I get the PA systems done and install the gray padding in right field, I’m going to move on to the main stand sections.
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Man, those guys work fast!
Last edited by Yankees73; 03-09-2008 at 05:22 PM. Reason: wanted to add text
I hear ya... There's just nothing like the old ballpark…
I’m trying to get my hands on some high resolution color images of the advertisements. “brooklyndodger14” is working on recreating them as well as method by which I can build my own scoreboard image maps. If this works, I’ll be able to set the scoreboards to a particular day, like the last game played at the pre-renovated stadium in 1973 against Detroit. The image I’m using now is from an installation shot (I removed the guy who was there setting it up) and is as you point out, the older mechanical system.
All will be put right…… eventually.
Skipping around a bit, I've started back on the stand structure and external wall panels.
I'll need to go back and make revisions to bring the walls up to the 1973 configuration. The flag poles will also need to be shortened.
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Wow, great updates! This model just gets better and better.
..."I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for."
I like how you can see the slits on the shutters!