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Yankee Stadium [I] Demolition

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  • Originally posted by stumpmerrill View Post
    It was scheduled to be down late jan/early Feb but up until 2 weeks ago there was a chance the Jets could host the AFC Championship Game so they got a late start taking all the seats and other items out of the Stadium before the demolition. It will be a new parking lot w/in a few months and it will be down before Yankee Stadium.
    If kids were parked cars, Yankee Stadium would be a park already.

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    • Originally posted by JohnCropp View Post
      If kids were parked cars, Yankee Stadium would be a park already.
      The only incentive is money you know that.
      Ballparks, Stadiums, & Green Diamonds Died In '08

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      • Save "Gate 2"...
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        • Originally posted by threeyoda View Post
          Its freezing. NO ONE wants to trek up to the Bronx to take some pictures of a closed stadium that most likely, they wont be able to see into at all.
          *sigh* Looks like it's up to me to come to the rescue... once again...












          There's more on Flickr, just click here.

          Ya know, it's funny... even though I'm a Met fan, I seem to have made an impact among you Yankee fans, not just here at the Baseball Fever but in the very Yankee Stadium neighborhood itself...



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          Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
          Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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          • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
            *sigh* Looks like it's up to me to come to the rescue... once again...
            "Too cold," they said.

            "Too far," they said.

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            • Thanks Gary! It's always appreciated.

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              • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                *sigh* Looks like it's up to me to come to the rescue... once again...












                There's more on Flickr, just click here.

                Ya know, it's funny... even though I'm a Met fan, I seem to have made an impact among you Yankee fans, not just here at the Baseball Fever but in the very Yankee Stadium neighborhood itself...



                You beat me to the punch Gary I was planning on heading out there today after this stupid FedEx man delivered my new cellphone. Question now so they're tearing that section down, if they were to save Gate 2 wouldn't they have to reconstruct that side thats getting taken down? Because if I'm not mistaken that escalator pod connects to Gate 2 thats allows people to pass through it.

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                • excellent work as usual Gary.
                  www.demolitionofyankeestadium.com

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                  • You would think it would be so much easier do continue with this demolition without the outfield wall and bleachers. The only reason it's up has to be to keep photographers from seeing inside. Which leads me to believe someone has exclusive rights to these pics. Gotta be a book or dvd being made.
                    Fake Yankee stadium Fail!

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                    • Originally posted by Maxlugar View Post
                      You would think it would be so much easier do continue with this demolition without the outfield wall and bleachers. The only reason it's up has to be to keep photographers from seeing inside. Which leads me to believe someone has exclusive rights to these pics. Gotta be a book or dvd being made.
                      no other reason? its a natural wall thats containing dust etc, in the site proper, rather than interfering with the subway/neighboorhood. What reason would they have for actually taking it down ahead of the other pieces? Its not like they can't get the heavy cranes in. Much easier to control who's entering the site with a 40 foot wall thats already in place.

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                      • I think it was this thread that it was mentioned months ago that National Geographic or somebody was making a documentary of the destruction of Yankee Stadium, so there are financial interests involved in this process.

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                        • Originally posted by stadiumbuilder View Post
                          I think it was this thread that it was mentioned months ago that National Geographic or somebody was making a documentary of the destruction of Yankee Stadium, so there are financial interests involved in this process.
                          My time is limited right now so I can't do as extensive a search as I'd like, but here's what I've found so far in this thread:

                          Originally posted by Astros, 05-28-2009, 07:48 PM: I thought I had heard there was a film crew documenting the demolition much like they did when the Orange Bowl was brought down. I cannot remember if it was the History Channel, National Geographic, TLC, Discovery or one of those other type of networks.

                          Originally posted by YanksRule, 05-29-2009, 12:16 AM: I heard that from the guy leading the demolition- he was around the entrance of the demo gates and held a mini "press-conference" for the fans one day back in April.. I hope he's right.. of the other things he told me he's been spot on, so I believe him.

                          Originally posted by The Monument, 05-28-2009, 09:40 PM: Somebody mentioned Nat Geo doing a project. May have been on this thread. I'm just glad that somebody is doing it, and The Geographic does everything first rate.
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                          Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
                          Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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                          • Originally posted by Maxlugar View Post
                            You would think it would be so much easier do continue with this demolition without the outfield wall and bleachers. The only reason it's up has to be to keep photographers from seeing inside. Which leads me to believe someone has exclusive rights to these pics. Gotta be a book or dvd being made.
                            Exclusive rights to a building being demolished? Anyone can go down there and take pictures and publish them in a book. The only difference up to this point is there there would be pictures of the inside being demolished and asbestos removal.

                            Once the real demo starts, especially now that the '10 season is quickly approaching there will be TONS of pictures showing Yankee Stadium reduced to rubble. Sit tight.
                            www.demolitionofyankeestadium.com

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                            • Originally posted by StadiumGraveyard View Post
                              no other reason? its a natural wall thats containing dust etc, in the site proper, rather than interfering with the subway/neighboorhood. What reason would they have for actually taking it down ahead of the other pieces? Its not like they can't get the heavy cranes in. Much easier to control who's entering the site with a 40 foot wall thats already in place.
                              I would think the wooden wall surrounding the stadium would be enough to keep people phsically out. The pics of them chipping away at the left field pod in such tight confines seem to me to be a little harder than doing that kind of work without the outfield wall there. The meticulous progress seems to say there is a lot of documentation going on that perhaps they want to keep to themselves. There's no gigantic amount of dust wafting the subway line's way. I don't think a wall 600 feet away from most of the action is going to keep much dust in anyway.
                              Fake Yankee stadium Fail!

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                              • Originally posted by Maxlugar View Post
                                The meticulous progress seems to say there is a lot of documentation going on that perhaps they want to keep to themselves.
                                Probably because a unique demolition like this one has never been attempted before. If this stadium were located anywhere else they would have put the charges on each turnbuckle and pushed the red button many months ago. I need to go through the archives here for quotes but i remember reading from one of the workers at the renovation, i cant remember his username. He was cutting one of the cables or something and there was a crowd of engineers there watching, not knowing what exactly was going to happen.

                                I think this is so slow going and meticulous because the people in charge dont want a disaster on their hands. Taking apart Yankee Stadium is along the same lines as taking apart a suspension bridge piece by piece, except this bridge is right next to apartment buildings.

                                Id like to know the total tonnage of the upper deck.
                                www.demolitionofyankeestadium.com

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