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  • Originally posted by Aviator_Frank View Post
    The cables are also over the isolated section only - it could be to help hold the trusses in place while they're demolished, with all the pounding and grappling. You're dealing with a handsome amount of cantilever (even by today's standards) and you can never be too careful.
    I agree. This is more likely just to prevent the isolated section from falling forward unexpectedly. Since it is separated from the rest of the upper deck, it is probably much more unstable and more likely to fall forward uncontrolled.

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    • Doctor gogol is correct, those cables are there to pull the structure down onto the field. I was there today and saw it happen. I have it on video which I intend to post here. Also took about 100 photos from a few different vantage points. Wish I had time to post them now, but they won't be up til friday.
      Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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      • The speakers remain,a portion of the bleacher wall to the right of the speakers has been removed though. Gate Two had more work done and it appears, done carefully.












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        • Why remove scaffolding if the structure is coming down?!

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          • Did they remove more of the left field upper deck today? I live in Manhattan and from my apartment I think I can now see the rightside exterior video screen of NYS.

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            • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
              Well, I'll tell you this - one of the waste removal trucks at the Shea Stadium demolition did have a Yankees logo on it. Not sure if I've got a picture of it but even if I did I can't access Flickr right now, so I can't post it.
              Found the picture! Here it is...


              (Photo taken February 18, 2009. © Gary Dunaier. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here.)
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              What's THAT guy doing?
              - one of the YES Network broadcasters, after the camera cut to me doing the thumbs-down after Todd Frazier's home run

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              • I would like to thank Mr. Jackson, Monsieur Dunaier, and StadiumPage for their contributions to this thread.

                And seriously, why is the scaffolding on the 3rd base side coming down?
                No one can make you
                Do what they want to
                You know you're stronger
                Than the lies
                That they tell you

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                • Interesting stuff, indeed.

                  The most recent news that we've heard is that the upper deck will be done in alternating sides, working towards the Gate 4 area. I'm curious as to how much of the uppder deck is taken down before they will switch to the opposite side.

                  Another thing, and perhaps Gary can weigh in on this, but in Bobby's fourth photo, it looks like the water tower is gone! I guess Yankee Stadium isn't the only thing they're removing from the area these days.


                  Richard
                  www.savetheyankeegate2.com
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiVgnDNCZeM

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                  • Originally posted by The Monument View Post
                    Doctor gogol is correct, those cables are there to pull the structure down onto the field. I was there today and saw it happen. I have it on video which I intend to post here. Also took about 100 photos from a few different vantage points. Wish I had time to post them now, but they won't be up til friday.
                    I'm sorry, but Friday is too long to wait. You need to drop everything else you're doing and post that video right now .

                    Seriously, that's great that you were there to get it on video. Can't wait to see it.
                    First Game- Twinight DH, Mets vs. Cards at Shea, August 22, 1965

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                    • First of all who keeps removing my pictures?Those removed were taken from a block away. Anyway,The photo of the water tower base,and in that photo also,the Earl theater marqee skeletal remains(left),was taken because I feel it's a s much a part of the feel of Yankee Stadium as inside. Gehrig's farewell, photos of Mantle at bat,all had these landmarks present to see and incorporated in pictures we remember. The water tower was removed last year but it's base remains. These outside" landmarks" I feel are significant and one day will be the only rememberence of how things were, as we stand in a park called Heritage Field and try to come to terms where everything once was.
                      Last edited by 410 FT; 02-23-2010, 07:05 AM.

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                      • Originally posted by 410 FT View Post
                        First of all who keeps removing my pictures?Those removed from a block away? Anyway,-The photo of the water tower base,and in that photo also,the Earl theater marqee skeletal remains(left),was taken because I feel it's a s much a part of the feel of Yankee Stadium as inside. Gehrig's farewell,shots of Mantle at bat,all had these landmarks present to see and incorporated in pictures we remember. The water tower was removed last year but it's base remains. These outside" landmarks" I feel are significant and one day will be the only rememberence of how things were, as we stand in a park called Heritage Field and try to come to terms where everything once was.
                        Heritage Field sounds like something that ought to be in St. Petersburg, FL - not the Bronx.
                        Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.

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                        • Originally posted by 410 FT View Post
                          First of all who keeps removing my pictures?Those removed were taken from a block away. Anyway,The photo of the water tower base,and in that photo also,the Earl theater marqee skeletal remains(left),was taken because I feel it's a s much a part of the feel of Yankee Stadium as inside. Gehrig's farewell, photos of Mantle at bat,all had these landmarks present to see and incorporated in pictures we remember. The water tower was removed last year but it's base remains. These outside" landmarks" I feel are significant and one day will be the only rememberence of how things were, as we stand in a park called Heritage Field and try to come to terms where everything once was.

                          To me it looks like a Photobucket issue. Maybe someones reporting your images there?
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                          Citi Field, Shea, NYS, RYS, PNC, Fenway, AT&T, CBP, Rangers Ballpark, Minute Maid Park, Wrigley, Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, PETCO Park, Coors, Chase Field, Turner, Miami, [email protected], U.S.F., Comerica, Nationals Park, GABP, Progressive, Trop, Miller, Oakland-A C., Dolphin, RFK, Olympic Stadium, Metrodome

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                          • This is insanity. You'd think 410FT was taking pics of the women's dorm at Columbia through a skylight or something. The man is simply capturing an historical event plainly visible on the streets of NY.

                            One of my hobbies is rail photography (outdoor lines, not subway) and you would not believe the level of harrassment we get from some transit cops and locals over that. We're photographing things that are plainly visible to any passerby, not tresspassing or anything.

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                            • Frank,the only problem with people objecting to photography(and only recently has the NYC transit authority made notification that photography is OK on subways) is that -and this is the only reason I believe- that it may show someone not doing their job. One of the photos taken out was of the subway entrance with the speaker tower in the distance. I'm hoping it's me maybe I didn't download it right. But then again it was placed on the forum and visible for a few hours. I don't know.
                              In regard to the Stadium demo- It's not that they love the stadium so much but that these photos could possible be used in court to show cause how an injury happened or was inevitable. That's the fear. Imagine a chunk of concrete hits a woman walking on the south side of 161st St and south of Babe Ruth Plaza,alongside the stadium. her lawyers will produce these photos(some with dates and times) in an effort to show how the construction company was liable.
                              But on the contrary,these photos show constructions crews in place,fences up,and all reasonable efforts made.

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                              • Try using a Flickr site instead. I've never heard of problems like that with Flickr.

                                I've had many images deleted from Photobucket that I can't figure out why anyone would be offended.
                                Vintage Photos of Detroit Ballparks:
                                http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctor_gogol/sets/

                                http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/

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