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  • Hard to believe they would publish this in the program if it wasn't true:




    It's possible that a similar turnstile was later made by Peavy, which would become the source of the auction house info. I believe that Ebbets Field and YS used the same turnstiles (though possibly at different times).
    Last edited by SultanOfWhat; 08-23-2011, 10:05 PM.
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    • Dear Sultan,

      Thank you. That's exactly where I got it from!

      -Mike

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      • For the 3D project, we used the 1940 image below (from the Yankee locker room during the off-season) as a reference. The turnstile model shown is one that was around in the 1920s, and even earlier.




        It looks like the same model was used in Ebbets in the 1950s:




        It's possible this was a widely replicated style. Can't read the nameplates on these, so can't be 100% sure.


        EDIT: Here are all the references I was able to find on J.W. Fiske Iron Works (actual image is 1600 pixels):

        Last edited by SultanOfWhat; 08-23-2011, 10:19 PM.
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        • Couple of more cool pics. Don't know if they've been posted here yet.

          YankeeDemo.jpg
          YankeeDemo2.jpg

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          • Yankee Stadium 1976 SI

            Always a Classic view from across the River in Harlem.

            Yankee Stadium Renovation Sports Illustrated 1976.
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            Yankee Stadium 1923-2008

            Avid fan of the greatest Stadium ever built! Both in beauty and aesthetics throughout its long Glorious history.

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            • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
              Always a Classic view from across the River in Harlem.

              Yankee Stadium Renovation Sports Illustrated 1976.



              I have to admit that this is a nice photo of RYS..
              It still doesn't look as good as OYS used to, or as good as NYS does, but it's a great photo.
              Last edited by DN4L; 09-16-2011, 10:30 AM.
              "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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              • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
                Always a Classic view from across the River in Harlem.

                Yankee Stadium Renovation Sports Illustrated 1976.
                What I find most interesting about this picture is that you can clearly see where the new concrete meets the old outer wall. The additional structure is clearly distinguishable from the original. It's as if the stadium was scalped and a new head put on...

                Cheers!
                -Doug
                20-Game Saturday Plan, Prom Box 423.

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                • Originally posted by dstoffa View Post
                  What I find most interesting about this picture is that you can clearly see where the new concrete meets the old outer wall. The additional structure is clearly distinguishable from the original. It's as if the stadium was scalped and a new head put on...

                  Cheers!
                  -Doug

                  Too bad they installed those cheap looking metal shutters, and just didn't leave the window areas open..
                  Maybe that's why I like this photo so much..
                  They weren't installed yet!
                  "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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                  • Originally posted by DN4L View Post
                    I have to admit that this is a nice photo of RYS..
                    It still doesn't look as good as OYS used to, or as good as NYS does, but it's a great photo.
                    Thats because NYS settled for good and Renovated Yankee Stadium strived to be Greater than Great. Iconic in every sense of the word.
                    Yankee Stadium 1923-2008

                    Avid fan of the greatest Stadium ever built! Both in beauty and aesthetics throughout its long Glorious history.

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                    • Originally posted by dstoffa View Post
                      What I find most interesting about this picture is that you can clearly see where the new concrete meets the old outer wall. The additional structure is clearly distinguishable from the original. It's as if the stadium was scalped and a new head put on...

                      Cheers!
                      -Doug
                      I see what you mean Doug. The lower concrete exterior was extended to enclose the old lower roof of the original Yankee Stadium creating a new upper deck concourse and ofcourse the overhang of the last 10 row addition raised the overall height as well.

                      I wonder if the engineers could have created an open air concourse similar to new Yankee Stadium and added white V girders to enhance the overall appearance of the additional 10 rows of the upper deck.

                      The new cantilever ring would have been exposed as well as the cantilever cables.
                      Yankee Stadium 1923-2008

                      Avid fan of the greatest Stadium ever built! Both in beauty and aesthetics throughout its long Glorious history.

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                      • Originally posted by DN4L View Post
                        Too bad they installed those cheap looking metal shutters, and just didn't leave the window areas open..
                        Maybe that's why I like this photo so much..
                        They weren't installed yet!
                        The Louver Vents had been a signature feature of Pre and Post Renovated Yankee Stadium and added to the cathedral like feeling of the one and only Yankee Stadium 1923-2008.

                        I'm guessing the cathedral glass window design was not carried over to Renovated Yankee Stadium because of the decaying Bronx neighbohood in the early to mid 1970's.

                        Instead a uniform look of Louver Vents was the design of choice.

                        I'm sure the status of the Bronx neighborhood also played a role in the cinder blocking/stucco work done to fill in the lower exterior windows as well.

                        Photos of Pre-Renovated Yankee Stadium show metal grates were added to the exterior glass windows to protect them from vandals.
                        Yankee Stadium 1923-2008

                        Avid fan of the greatest Stadium ever built! Both in beauty and aesthetics throughout its long Glorious history.

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                        • Originally posted by YankeeStadium1923 View Post
                          Stadium and added white V girders to enhance the overall appearance of the additional 10 rows of the upper deck.

                          The new cantilever ring would have been exposed as well as the cantilever cables.
                          Leave the "white V girders" on the mall across the street. RYS wasn't perfect - but she was all the Yankee Stadium I needed.
                          RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."

                          NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"

                          RYS: "No, I am your father..."

                          NYS: "No, it's not true, that's impossible!!!!"

                          RYS: "Look beyond my respirator pods and my upper crown; you know it to be true!

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                          • Dear Friends,

                            In 1923 a copper baseball bat was put on top of the Yankee flag pole to act as a weather vane. Was this bat three feet or eight feet long? The newspaper articles I've seen are quite fuzzy, so it's hard to tell.

                            Thank you.

                            -Mike

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                            • Originally posted by Mike Wagner View Post
                              Dear Friends,

                              In 1923 a copper baseball bat was put on top of the Yankee flag pole to act as a weather vane. Was this bat three feet or eight feet long? The newspaper articles I've seen are quite fuzzy, so it's hard to tell.

                              Thank you.

                              -Mike
                              I've read the 8-foot figure, but that's hard to believe. I think the 3-foot version is more likely. It's hard to get a good idea as to the bat's length, as it is usually photographed from a distance, and at an oblique angle. I will look into it a bit more.


                              [EDIT: Here's an image from OD 1933. Maybe the bat was 8-ft long after all. It certainly looks at least as long as that man at the bottom of the flag pole is tall. Oblique angle means it would appear even longer if seen completely from the side]



                              Here is an interesting ad regarding the renovation.



                              http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-desi...item1c226abd4c


                              BTW, this thread should really be titled "Yankee Stadium (I) Renovation (1973-1976)", as much of the work was done in 1973 and 1976.
                              Last edited by SultanOfWhat; 02-28-2012, 05:23 PM.
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                              • Hey, I think I can see "Row M" in this photo.. The row that I had my "Plan B" half season tickets in Tier Reserved U2, in RYS..
                                A row that didn't exist in OYS..
                                "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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