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  • Originally posted by LI METS FAN View Post
    JoeDoys- can you come up with 6 reasons why the Yanks have won 1 world series title in the last 9 years for a dismal 11% success rate? Number six would be the team colors I presume.I apologize in advance to the rest of you for going off topic in this thread with few demolition photos.
    1. I'm not here to hate but you can't talk about a team's success rate without looking at your own. In order to make the Mets look better on paper, maybe look at how many times they have come to the WS, or even the number of times they advanced to the NLCS. Talking about a "success rate" as a way to hate on the Yanks is only hurting your cause.

    2. The reason why this nonsense is going on is that the demolition is freakishly slow, and bloggers have nothing better to do. I guess the demo team wants to properly catalog their job, or Steiner wants to preserve anything and everything as walls are getting torn down. (I haven't looked at the previous posts but I'm guessing that this has come up before, I apologize for that up again)

    3. If I was able to take demo pictures in order to contribute and stop this flame war I would. Like all of you on here I find it extremely interesting as to how the place will look after something as historic as Yankee Stadium is demolished. I would like to help, I just find it pretty difficult to do so when I'm in PA. :cap:

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    • Originally posted by RichieA13 View Post

      Really?!
      That was very cool of whomever gave you the cup holder then.
      NICE job, Turner!
      Yeah.. I definitely appreciated it and it's a cool thing to have from the old stadium since it can't be bought right now.

      Honestly I think the difference is most people talking to the workers are for the sole purpose of begging for an artifact and I'm sure they are sick of it.

      When I went I actually was talking to them, asking how it felt to be knocking that place down, if they personally worked on Shea demo as well, etc etc... after a few minutes they actually just offered me the cup holder without me asking, plus he MMS'ed me a few personal photos he took with his cell phone camera.

      I asked if he could take my camera into the site and take a few photos, but that he couldn't do.

      If someone wants to try again, just be down to earth and friendly with them- they have gotta be sick of beggers.

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      • Originally posted by locke40 View Post
        Yes, it is 100% trademarked. The only other organization/company (other than the Yankees) allowed to use the frieze is Modell's. You will not be allowed to use it.
        too bad too- if some company sold a replica frieze that I could use like crown molding, I'd get it for my game room in an instant

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        • Originally posted by LI METS FAN View Post
          JoeDoys- can you come up with 6 reasons why the Yanks have won 1 world series title in the last 9 years for a dismal 11% success rate? Number six would be the team colors I presume.I apologize in advance to the rest of you for going off topic in this thread with few demolition photos.
          Can you tell me why the Mets have a 4.2% success rate in their entire existence? The Yankees have won 5 WS championships in 14 years a great 35% success rate, 3 more than the Mets have in their entire 48 year existence. In that time span they have won half as many as the Cardinals have in their entire existence. In the Yankees first 48 years of existence they won 14 WS, a very good 29% success rate. I don't like dissing the Mets as much as I used to because of the sorry state of their organization, but lets not argue success rate here.
          The 27 Time World Series Champions New York Yankees!

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          • Originally posted by zbcyankee View Post
            3. If I was able to take demo pictures in order to contribute and stop this flame war I would. Like all of you on here I find it extremely interesting as to how the place will look after something as historic as Yankee Stadium is demolished. I would like to help, I just find it pretty difficult to do so when I'm in PA. :cap:
            As would i. The almost 2 hour trek right now isnt worth taking pictures of netting. Although the current escalator tower demolition is something worthy of photography at the moment.

            In fact i hope the stadium goes unchanged until the season starts. So then i will be able to take pictures AND attend a ballgame.
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            • Originally posted by Twinkdogs View Post
              I am part of a group that is starting a Brewery to be located in the South Bronx. One of our design labels for our Hefeweizen beer has the Yankee Stadium Frieze on the top of the label.

              Does anyone know if we could run into issues with the yankees on this. Do they have it trademarked?

              See attached label fo the Mother Hefe'n Bronx.

              Yep .... I have been told that they do, so expect a call from the Yankees legal department if you go this route!

              I USED to have a nice 3-D replica of the frieze on the top of all the pages on my Yankee Stadium seat site, but I decided to pull it down as soon as I learned about their patent. I was the 1923 version, but I still pulled it, just in case.

              Good luck with the beer venture!
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              • Damn me and my orange and blue color scheme.

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                • Originally posted by Yankeefan90 View Post
                  Can you tell me why the Mets have a 4.2% success rate in their entire existence? The Yankees have won 5 WS championships in 14 years a great 35% success rate, 3 more than the Mets have in their entire 48 year existence. In that time span they have won half as many as the Cardinals have in their entire existence. In the Yankees first 48 years of existence they won 14 WS, a very good 29% success rate. I don't like dissing the Mets as much as I used to because of the sorry state of their organization, but lets not argue success rate here.
                  The Yankees are a great organization and team. My Irish grandmother loved the Yankees and always told me they played in the AMERICAN league and as such were better than any National league team. Very sweet. I also don't care about success rates, I was just commenting on JoeDoys original statements which were just plain silly. Your team is your team, win or lose. Just like the Yanks would still be your team if they lost every year for the next 50 years.

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                  • Originally posted by LI METS FAN View Post
                    The Yankees are a great organization and team. My Irish grandmother loved the Yankees and always told me they played in the AMERICAN league and as such were better than any National league team. Very sweet. I also don't care about success rates, I was just commenting on JoeDoys original statements which were just plain silly. Your team is your team, win or lose. Just like the Yanks would still be your team if they lost every year for the next 50 years.
                    Absolutely! I mean no disrespect to any Mets fans. In fact I'm hoping the Mets get back to a level of respectability. The heckling and teasing between the two is just so much better when both teams are winning. To me making fun of the Mets to a Met fan is like kicking a wounded horse and throwing salt on their open wounds, it's just not fun or honorable.
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                    • This is the latest Proposal by the Committee To Commemorate Old Yankee Stadium. The stunning images which follow were rendered by Rick Kaplan as a visual statement proclaiming the magnificent possibilities surrounding the Saving of Gate 2 at Old Yankee Stadium, and the naming of the park, Old Yankee Stadium Park with Babe Ruth Memorial Field.

                      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sunday, January 24, 2010

                      "Old Yankee Stadium Park"


                      NEW GATE 2 MONUMENT DESIGN

                      Proposed to the City of New York by the
                      Committee to Commemorate Old Yankee Stadium
                      &
                      HistoryOfTheYankees.com

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                      In extensive consultation and coordination with leading historians, architects, construction experts, and engineers - from New York and across the country - the Committee to Commemorate Old Yankee Stadium and HistoryOfTheYankees.com have researched, designed and proposed a NEW GATE 2 MONUMENT to properly preserve and commemorate the history of the original Old Yankee Stadium (1923-1973). At present, the New York City Parks Department plans to completely deconstruct and sell the entire original Stadium, over emphatic concerns and objections of citizens and experts around the nation, as well as those of New York City officials, including but not limited to Bronx County Historian Lloyd Ultan, and the Public Design Commission. The Design Commission has recently (again) rejected the Parks Department most recent proposed plan to recklessly destroy and sell the entire original Stadium, not preserving any part of it whatsoever in commemoration (and otherwise not properly commemorating the site's unparalleled place in New York and American history.)
                      To address these urgent concerns, top Yankee Stadium historians, architects, and designers have voluntarily joined forces to propose a monument which properly and comprehensively addresses all historic, structural, aesthetic, and financial, issues under City review. The stunning resulting design - generated by the world's preeminent Yankee Stadium 3D modeler, designer & animator, Rick Kaplan - is summarized in the attached imagery. It faithfully, elegantly and feasibly captures and preserves the original majesty of Old Yankee Stadium, immediately allowing park visitors (for hundreds of years to come) to readily and tangibly see what The House That Ruth Built really looked like - inside and out - in a manner that will generate year-round tourism and associated revenues for the South Bronx and City.
                      To make this monument a reality, the Committee to Commemorate Old Yankee Stadium & HistoryOfTheYankees.com have also voluntarily developed the SAVE THE GATE Commemorative Brick Program, which can raise an additional $10 million dollars for the City, as well as the SAVE THE GATE VOLUNTEER WORKER PROGRAM, which will eliminate virtually all labor costs associated with preserving the Gate.
                      Thus, the City will actually GREATLY profit - not only culturally, but financially, too, by saving Gate 2.
                      Most important of all is the fact that IF Gate 2 is NOT saved, New York will have wantonly destroyed and given away ALL of the greatest stadium and sports site since the Roman Coliseum.
                      For Previous Media Releases, Stories & Related Videos, Please See:

                      http://ccoys.blogspot.com/ & http://ultimateyankees.com/CCOYS.htm
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roc8Mg66poc & http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyqyl1WJuJM


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                      For Further Information, Please contact:
                      Brad Turnow
                      historyoftheyankees.com
                      (516) 523-4749
                      (631) 874-5754
                      [email protected]
                      and/or
                      Tim Reid
                      Committee to Commemorate Old Yankee Stadium
                      (754) 368-1295
                      [email protected]
                      Chris and Cindy Jones, [email protected]; [email protected], (804)639-9472 and (804)426-9911

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                      The Committee to Commemorate to Old Yankee Stadium has three urgent missions:
                      1) To Preserve Old Yankee Stadium Gate 2 as a permanent commemorative feature at Old Yankee Stadium Park. To achieve this, we have initiated the SAVE THE GATE COMMEMORATIVE BRICK DRIVE and VOLUNTEER WORKER PROGRAM.
                      2) To name the new park site of Old Yankee Stadium "OLD YANKEE STADIUM PARK", a majestically unique and infinitely more appealing, accurate, and appropriate name. The currently proposed name has been widely criticized by Baseball, historical and architectural experts (as well as legions of informed fans and concerned citizens) as grossly common, bland, ambiguous, and terribly disconnected from the site's preeminent role in New York history, including its internationally unmatched history in Baseball. (Indeed, there are many dozens of Heritage Parks and Fields across the country, including the Cleveland Indians "Heritage Park" - right in the AL East!!!)
                      3) To name the baseball field in Old Yankee Stadium Park, "BABE RUTH MEMORIAL FIELD" in tribute to the most renowned player and icon in Baseball history, and to replace the original "BABE RUTH MEMORIAL FIELD" which was destroyed to make room for new Yankee Stadium. (BABE RUTH MEMORIAL FIELD was intended to be a "permanent" tribute to Babe Ruth's immortal and unparalleled contributions to the City of New York. It's destruction, along with the destruction of "The House That Ruth Built", leaves the City devoid of any public tribute to America's greatest and most beloved sports figure.
                      In the near future, we will also be applying to the U.S. Department of Interior for long-overdue National Landmark status for the site of Old Yankee Stadium, which will provide even further (stimulus and historic preservation) funds available to the City of New York for the preservation of Gate 2 and complete commemoration of "Old Yankee Stadium Park."


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                      • WOW!
                        If this gets done, what a victory it would be for the SAVE GATE 2 guys!!
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                        • Great renderings. its a brilliant idea. Has this been discussed on Mike Francesa's show?

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                          • Originally posted by YankeeDean View Post
                            Great renderings. its a brilliant idea. Has this been discussed on Mike Francesa's show?
                            Mike Francesa is a waste of time. I contacted Francesa and Michael Kay via links to the radio shows on there websites back in 2007-2008 to negate there false facts about pieces of Yankee Stadium being saved. Back then they would both continuously mention that parts of the Old Stadium would be preserved, however those with better knowledge had documented reports that the entire Stadium was being torn down.
                            They both have ties to the Yankees and wanted to mislead the public about what was really going to happen to Yankee Stadium once the new ballpark opened.

                            Besides.....If you try and explain saving the gate to Francesa the first thing out of his mouth will be that the land is slated for new parkland for the Bronx Community.... Although this is the case the gate will not impede on any parkland. He will ignore the issue....Push the button.....end of conversation.

                            However I wouldn't blame you for trying if you wish.
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                            Avid fan of the greatest Stadium ever built! Both in beauty and aesthetics throughout its long Glorious history.

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                            • I love the glass. Shows a reflection of the stadium site and gives a feeling of a "hallowed hall". Great renderings. I hope this gets done.

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                              • Great job by the entire save the gate team. Count me in for a brick!

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