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1923 Yankee Stadium 3D Renderings

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  • 1923 Yankee Stadium 3D Renderings

    Been working on a digital model of Yankee Stadium how it appeared on opening day--1923. Have read all the threads and this is my interpretation of how it looked in color. Interior renderings will follow soon. Feedback very welcome.
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  • #2
    That's pretty sweet!


    • #3
      Breathtaking. Nice touch with the 4 train passing by in the first picture.


      • #4
        You need to post interior shots now!


        • #5
          Have rebuilt the model about 4 times. Don't have any current interiors. Will look for old renderings and post as soon as I can.


          • #6
            Found a few older ones. Still messing with seat color and metal colors.
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            • #7
              Great stuff, bkhockey3!


              • #8
                Fantastic work! Gives a totally different vibe than the b&w pics.


                • #9
                  looks good and accurate.
                  one item is missing, the club office entrance on the 1st base side...
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                  the turd in the punchbowl
                  reality really sucks.
                  enjoy the game more...


                  • #10
                    Absolutely gorgeous bkhockey3. Very curious to see your concourses since there are so few quality photos out there.


                    • #11
                      Great work, bkhockey!

                      You said feedback is welcome, so I hope you don't think I'm being brutal.

                      Your windows on Gate 4 and the office levels are wrong. They didn't pivot like that, they were an inward swinging hinged window instead. The arched windows should be different than that, as those are the ones that were put onto the other Gates and not Gate 4.

                      You're missing a level of decorative tiles that should be on the upper section of the lower outer wall (if that makes sense). Also, the checkered tile pattern found just above the street level needs to be given some color. If you check out the high res images I posted of Gate 6 on the Pre-Renovation thread, you can get a good idea of what both of those should be like.

                      The Terra cotta panels on the Gate are in need of some touch ups, color-wise. You can also check the Pre-Reno thread to see that. The picture of Gate 6 shows those colors well. Also, the panels them selves were SLIGHTLY different design-wise from those found on the other Gates.

                      You can see those small design tweaks if you check out the picture of a Gate 4 panel on page 51 on the Pre-Reno thread and one from Gate 6 on page 102.

                      I'm going to reserve my comments for the interior until after I see any current renderings you have. However, there are a few very small things that you might not have caught through your revisions.

                      The bicycle track needs lanes, the clock wasn't on the scoreboard for opening day, to my knowledge the plate wasn't off center like that, and you're missing a level walkway in front of the ramps between the Mezzanine and the concourse below it.

                      Also, don't forget about that bloody angle just past the foul pole down the right field line. I believe I have an overhead shot that depicts it quite well, if you're interested. However, I know it's also been posted on the forum somewhere.

                      All in all, it's a fine job! How long did you work on this and what are your plans to do with it?


                      P.S. - The original 1922 pennant looked nothing like that, there's been discussion on this somewhere, but I'm sure someone on here also has pictures from opening day.
                      Last edited by RichardLillard1; 05-03-2010, 04:52 PM.


                      • #12
                        your feedback is great. have spent over one and a half years in my spare time. believe it or not I don't even know which gates are numbered what. will check the threads again. am not sure what you mean by a missing walkway but am very interested in finding out what it is. If you could somehow explain to me i'd appreciate it. I'm not architecturally savvy about terminology. The upper walls do have a row of tiles that I colored blue and white against a copper colored panel which may not be showing up well. This was taken from a shot from the pre reno thread page 168 or so. Tomorrow I will post screen grabs. I want this to be as accurate as possible and your feedback is terrific. My plans were to try and sell posters, but with the seats the geometry pushes the RAM limits on the computer and I can only render hi res to about 8X10. Thank you.


                        • #13
                          Amazing. All I can add is...



                          • #14
                            Was the stadium really green like that? I never, ever would have guessed by looking at the B&W pics


                            • #15
                              Since bkhockey3 has asked for feedback, it might be best to post photos or links to photos in this thread that will clarify any changes that might be made, as was done in the threads dedicated to Rick Kalpan's digital model, and StadiumBuilder's physical model.