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Macombs Dam Park [II] / Heritage Park (former Yankee Stadium [I] site)

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  • #91
    Originally posted by Mike Wagner View Post
    Dear Friends,

    Great photos, as usual. Would it be possible to take close up photos of the signs and names on the trucks? These are important for historical purposes. This way we'll know who did what.

    Thank you.


    Sorry Mike, I didn't pay much attention to the trucks after yesterday's brutal loss..
    The first photo was the closest I took of the construction and the trucks, (still no names).























    "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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    • #92
      Dear DN4L,

      There's time. The photos you and other have taken are sensational, as always.

      -Mike

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      • #93
        Originally posted by Pedro's Compadre View Post
        I wonder if that platform behind home plate of the little league field will be where they commerate home plate fo the old stadium. Judging by diagrams that looks to be the spot where it once stood.
        YS home plate would be where 2nd base is on the LL field.
        Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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        • #94
          Originally posted by The Monument View Post
          YS home plate would be where 2nd base is on the LL field.
          Correct - there's almost no hint of the real Yankee Stadium in the new park design. Which, I have to say now that the dust has settled, is fine with me. Once they made the obscene decision to tear down the real thing and build a facsimile across the street in a park, who cares about whatever lame memorial to their disgusting decision our city fathers make. As long as it's a nice park for the community. And the baseball will be still be round on those fields.
          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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          • #95
            I noticed that the "exhust pipe" bat is still standing. Is the plan for it to remain in place, or has it just not been demolished yet?

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            • #96
              My understanding is that "the bat" will stay.
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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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              • #97
                Mine as well, it's shown in all renderings of Heritage Park.

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                • #98
                  Originally posted by coasterbill View Post
                  Mine as well, it's shown in all renderings of Heritage Park.
                  What's up with the "coaster" nickname?
                  RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."

                  NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"

                  RYS: "No, I am your father..."

                  NYS: "No, it's not true, that's impossible!!!!"

                  RYS: "Look beyond my respirator pods and my upper crown; you know it to be true!

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                  • #99
                    does anybody know if the reflection/shadows on the sidewalk from the windows of the Yankee Stadium are still there?

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                    • these

                      these are what i was talking about
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                      • DN4L's pix show the steel columns that will support the two sections of RYS frieze behind home plate of one of the fields. This is the field nearest the subway entrances, 161st St-River Ave.
                        Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen,and welcome to Yankee Stadium. Here are the lineups for todays game...

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                        • Originally posted by Mike Wagner View Post
                          Would it be possible to take close up photos of the signs and names on the trucks? These are important for historical purposes. This way we'll know who did what.
                          who's "purposes"? gonna throw 'em a party?
                          the turd in the punchbowl
                          reality really sucks.
                          enjoy the game more...

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                          • Originally posted by DN4L View Post
                            ...looking forward to the project being completed...
                            almost 1 year behind schedule.
                            a high school team still has to bus it to staten island for "home" games/
                            the turd in the punchbowl
                            reality really sucks.
                            enjoy the game more...

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                            • Originally posted by Paul W View Post
                              almost 1 year behind schedule.
                              a high school team still has to bus it to staten island for "home" games/


                              At least it's not a parking lot, or an apartment complex..
                              If I have to wait a little longer, so be it..
                              I'm still looking forward to the finished product.
                              "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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                              • Originally posted by Paul W View Post
                                almost 1 year behind schedule.
                                a high school team still has to bus it to staten island for "home" games/
                                Lets just remember:


                                (Ebbets Field)


                                (Polo Grounds)


                                (Shea Stadium)
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