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Yankee Stadium [I] Demolition

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  • Originally posted by whoisonit View Post
    Is that really moss growing ?
    Wow thats crazy. Makes sense though. With nobody up there walking around anymore, this wet summer we've had, and it being on the upper deck right field side where there is less direct sun, its the perfect ingredients for moss to grow on wet undisturbed concrete.

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    • There must have been moss growing there in previous off-seasons. Maybe the grounds crew used to spray herbicide around before the start of each season?
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      • Moss doesn't grow in cold weather. It grows in the hot, humid summer months, especially August.

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        • Originally posted by Jim Vaz View Post
          Wow thats crazy. Makes sense though. With nobody up there walking around anymore, this wet summer we've had, and it being on the upper deck right field side where there is less direct sun, its the perfect ingredients for moss to grow on wet undisturbed concrete.
          Perhaps the tree huggers should be alerted. Destruction of a natural environmental ecosystem?
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          • I've been noticing in a lot of the demo images that you can clearly see the distinct seperations between the '28 lf extension and the '37 rf extension. I'm really curious to see when the panneling on the facing of the upper deck and mezzanine gets taken off; revealing the old steel and possibly a section with the old green paint (I think there was a section that still had green paint because an enclosed press box was in front of it).
            Last edited by Gehrig27; 08-26-2009, 02:57 PM.
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            • Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
              Perhaps the tree huggers should be alerted. Destruction of a natural environmental ecosystem?
              This is a board about the demo of Yankee stadium, its not a board for silly political bigotry. Keep it to yourself.
              Last edited by doctor_gogol; 08-26-2009, 10:44 PM.
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              • Originally posted by Gehrig27 View Post
                I've been noticing in a lot of the demo images that you can clearly see the distinct seperations between the '28 lf extension and the '37 rf extension. I'm really curious to see when the panneling on the facing of the upper deck and mezzanine gets taken off; revealing the old steel and possibly a section with the old green paint (I think there was a section that still had green paint because an enclosed press box was in front of it).

                It's more likely you will find a faded white paint job on the deck facings once they remove the 1973 renovation blue metal paneling. They were painted white from 1966 thru the 1973 seasons.

                As far as the moss growing, could it be the result of 32 years of beer yeast running down the rows of seats finally taking hold after last year because preventive measures such as waterhosing and painting ceased?

                Just an unedumacated guess...

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                • Originally posted by doctor_gogol View Post
                  This is a board about the demo of Yankee stadium, its not a board for silly political bigotry. Keep it to yourself.
                  Excuse me? What on earth are you talking about? What I said was obviously a silly joke about using the moss as an excuse to save the stadium. It wasn't political, bigoted, offensive nor anything else worthy of your weird response.
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                  • Originally posted by jnakamura View Post
                    Excuse me? What on earth are you talking about? What I said was obviously a silly joke about using the moss as an excuse to save the stadium. It wasn't political, bigoted, offensive nor anything else worthy of your weird response.
                    I could see how it can be viewed as such, but, neither here nor there. Let's move on.
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                    • Originally posted by doctor_gogol View Post
                      This is a board about the demo of Yankee stadium
                      Fair to write Brandon Steiner will now be selling Yankee Stadium moss like it's part of the grass and playing field? After that crass sign he had earlier I would put nothing past him to make a buck.

                      This part I'm not kidding with but if this dirt has so much value to the players and people trying to grab on tours someone needs to explain if there is some kind of law that prevents him from digging a four hundred foot pit around the park grabbing every once of dirt he can once the physical building has been removed.

                      This dirt is gold to some and for Steiner to stop and not grab as much as he can would cost him money. I wonder if some limit was set or if he can take five years to dig a huge hole to make more money.
                      Last edited by IPO; 08-27-2009, 10:02 AM.

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                      • Originally posted by IPO View Post
                        if this dirt has so much value to the players and people trying to grab on tours
                        On the tours, they wouldn't let fans scoop up dirt. I personally observed a few fans scooping up dirt only to be told by "security" to put it back.
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                        • Originally posted by Gehrig27 View Post
                          I've been noticing in a lot of the demo images that you can clearly see the distinct seperations between the '28 lf extension and the '37 rf extension. I'm really curious to see when the panneling on the facing of the upper deck and mezzanine gets taken off; revealing the old steel and possibly a section with the old green paint (I think there was a section that still had green paint because an enclosed press box was in front of it).
                          In pic #2 of the August undated photos at the demo webpage, I'd swear I can see the outline of the old portals under the new ones in the upper deck. Particularly the last three.
                          Fake Yankee stadium Fail!

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                          • Originally posted by Maxlugar View Post
                            In pic #2 of the August undated photos at the demo webpage, I'd swear I can see the outline of the old portals under the new ones in the upper deck. Particularly the last three.
                            Not to mention that last posted pic was a great illustration of where the upper deck extension began, complete with the yellow paint on the steps (Row K IIRC). Is it me or is moss only growing on the old concrete?

                            The other interesting thing you can see now with the railings gone is how the portal exits and and tapers into the concourse. Was the concourse actually a row itself back in the day? It almost looks as if they've poured the hump to make it happen. My seats back in the 90's were in Tier Reserved (IMO still the greatest vantage point of any sporting venue ever) and I always found the portal/concourse arrangement to be a bit odd, like it could have been designed better. This is before I realized the whole shebang was a retrofit.
                            Last edited by giantsean; 08-27-2009, 11:18 AM.

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                            • Originally posted by Maxlugar View Post
                              In pic #2 of the August undated photos at the demo webpage, I'd swear I can see the outline of the old portals under the new ones in the upper deck. Particularly the last three.
                              Yea, i see it too.

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                              • Originally posted by JoeDOYS View Post
                                Yea, i see it too.

                                Which brings me to my next point. Do you guys think this place was structurally sound? I mean all this talk about extensions and old portals got me thinking. I would give this place about 10 more years, and you might be looking at a problem. Just a thought though.

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