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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #90 on: January 14, 2009, 08:16:39 AM »
I agree with the comments about MSG being kind of dumpy, both inside out, from the basement transit station to inside the arena, the toilet seat really needs to go.  Some modernist buildings have aged nicely, but this one took a turn for the worst.  I'd expect the replacement to be world class, and a much better anchor to the urban environment.

The LIRR, Amtrak and the subway stations have been renovated and look pretty good.  Considering all four systems were built at different times, with different designs it could be much worse.

Yeah, the four stations are fine for now, especially with the LIRR eventually coming into Grand Central.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #91 on: January 14, 2009, 08:26:36 AM »
Not snow, nor controversy, nor government bailout of CitiBank shall keep the construction of the new Shea Stadium from its spring deadline.  Here's some new aerial views of the progress from the WCBS helicopter taken on 12/23/08 (w/snow) and 1/5/09 (w/o snow).

Photo Gallery: Citi Field and Shea Stadium Update - 1/5/2009
http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/3600583.php










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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #92 on: January 14, 2009, 08:31:27 AM »
The WCBS copter made it past Yankee Stadium(s) on 12/23/08 too...

Photo Gallery: Snow Covers the New Yankee Stadium - 12/23/2008
http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/3547995.php

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #93 on: January 14, 2009, 09:08:37 AM »
And finally, since it was mentioned previously, the new Meadowlands Stadium...

Photo Gallery: Meadowlands Stadium Construction Update - 1/6/2009
http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/3607986.php



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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #94 on: January 14, 2009, 09:18:08 AM »
I love Citi Field's design.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #95 on: January 14, 2009, 09:22:54 AM »
and both NYC ball parks are under scrutiny.  Gotta love it.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #96 on: January 20, 2009, 03:30:48 PM »
I love Citi Field's design.

I agree! Probably the best new ballpark in the nation ... Busch is pretty damn sweet too.



You can't tell from this pic, but the lights have a cool old-school iron look:



Beautiful brick entrance:




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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #97 on: January 20, 2009, 04:21:14 PM »
you like your throwbacks! i like citi & busch fine, but they aren't really very exciting.

me i'm waiting on the new florida stadiums. i'm hoping for some groovyliciousness.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #98 on: January 20, 2009, 07:04:54 PM »
The best thing about Busch is its location and layout.  It is connected to the city's light rail I believe, and it is freeing up a bunch of new develop-able land that will probably turn out being like Cincy's The Banks project.  Oh yeah, and the sweet city views much like the Jake in Cleveland.  St. Louis got it right.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #99 on: January 21, 2009, 08:03:49 AM »
^ The open outfield exposing the arch is incredible.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #100 on: January 21, 2009, 12:01:51 PM »
Any new photos from Red Bull Park??
I flew directly over it on sunday on my flight from Glasgow but couldnt get my camera out in time.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #101 on: January 21, 2009, 03:48:19 PM »
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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #102 on: January 21, 2009, 05:19:52 PM »
Thanks a lot, looks like its coming along nice and cant wait to see the finished product. I wish more MLS teams would follow the red bulls lead and built less generic stadiums

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #103 on: February 06, 2009, 02:21:43 PM »
yikes! shea today...or what little is left of it...from wcbs 880 news chopper  :-o



shea and citifield


more:
http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/3803516.php?imageGalleryXRefId=930065#imgXR

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #104 on: February 06, 2009, 02:25:47 PM »
yikes! shea today...or what little is left of it...from wcbs 880 news chopper  :o



shea and citifield


more:
http://www.wcbs880.com/pages/3803516.php?imageGalleryXRefId=930065#imgXR

They are really knocking that down.  When I went to/from DC MLK weekend and and home last weekend about half that was still up.
 
sheesh.  I certainly is faster to come down than go up.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #105 on: February 11, 2009, 03:49:54 PM »
get your yankee/meadowlands stadium progress views here:


En Stade: New Looks at New Yankee and Giants Stadiums

Wednesday, February 11, 2009, by Lockhart



We're suckers for stadium porn, so—courtesy of a contributor to the construction.com community—come new glimpses of the interior of the New Yankee Stadium (above left) and the upper deck in the New Meadowlands. Click through for more hard-hitting action.

· New York Construction photos [construction.com]

http://curbed.com/archives/2009/02/11/en_stade_new_looks_at_new_yankee_and_giants_stadiums.php




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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #106 on: February 11, 2009, 07:14:13 PM »
I love Citi Field's design.

I agree! Probably the best new ballpark in the nation ... Busch is pretty damn sweet too.



You can't tell from this pic, but the lights have a cool old-school iron look:



Beautiful brick entrance:






I'm not a fan of the new stadiums trying to look as if they are old. There is something very fake about them.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #107 on: February 12, 2009, 09:49:17 AM »
^Agree completely.  I guess it's OK that New Yankee stadium is taking design cues from old Yankee Stadium, but from Camden Yards onwards, the whole brick arches thing has gotten out of control; in most cases trying to evoke some historic/nostalgic sentiment from a history that never existed for that team, city or site.  Barf already.  Especially when in a parking lot, like Citifield- seriously, why the f does anyone care what Citifield's facade looks like given the setting?

One of the very few refreshing exceptions is the Prog which really isn't sentimental or old timy at all.  Not that I'm unbiased...

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #108 on: February 12, 2009, 12:22:11 PM »
While the whole retro look is pretty pathetic, the new stadiums have tended to take advantage of urban locations and of site lines. I love watching the games where the outfield spills into a skyline or large body of water.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #109 on: February 13, 2009, 09:49:13 PM »
I think it's alright to take a retro approach if it's done right.  Except that 95% of these new stadiums taking that approach fail miserably.  At the same time, I don't want some contemporary blob.  That's okay for in the middle of a desert, but doesn't lend itself to an effective integration into the urban fabric.

I'm really not that big of a fan of Citi Field.  It's kind of boring looking to me

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #110 on: February 18, 2009, 02:24:35 PM »
that's it. it's gone. the last piece of shea came down.

good angle here (25secs)
http://www.newsday.com/video/?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=3460339

funny local color here (60secs)


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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #111 on: March 13, 2009, 05:23:14 PM »
New interior photos of the New Yankee Stadium at this blogsite.  Here's a sampling of the photos...

   

   

But what really got my attention was this photo below...

It got featured on an ESPN show as a "screw up".  It looks like the seats have zero legroom.  However, its likely that this section of seats haven't been bolted down yet and are temporarily resting here.  At least that's what some commenters on the blogsite think.  Hope they're right!

http://slidingintohome.blogspot.com/2009/03/312-new-stadium-photo-update.html
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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #112 on: March 14, 2009, 06:55:26 PM »
LOL that's awesome.  But yeah, I doubt they are bolted down yet.  Look at the large aisle behind them.  Clearly these have plenty of space to move back.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #113 on: March 16, 2009, 07:44:50 AM »
Wow.. that stadium is going to be amazing, can't wait to go to some games this summer.

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #114 on: March 16, 2009, 08:09:05 AM »
Wow.. that stadium is going to be amazing, can't wait to go to some games this summer.

I'll reserve judgement.  For christ sakes it's where the stankees play!  Something is bound to be wrong with the place!   >:D

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #115 on: March 25, 2009, 06:54:28 PM »
red bulls stadium via curbed and the wcbs880 helicopter:

Construction Watch: One More to Cement the Stadium Fatigue

Wednesday, March 25, 2009, by Joey

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Let's see. Yankee Stadium? Nope. Citi Field? Not that one either. The new Giants Stadium? Good guess, but incorrect. What we have here is yet another new stadium in the metropolitan area, flying under the radar out in Harrison, New Jersey. What team will call it home? Here's a hint: it's called Red Bull Park. Still nothing, huh? It's for the New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer, and when we looked at the plans for the new $220 million stadium, it was just one part of a massive mixed-use development that would also include 800 apartments—all on the shores of the bucolic Passaic River. Of course, those were the heady days of 2006, so your guess is as good as ours as to the fate of that master plan.

· Photo Gallery: Meadowlands Stadium and Red Bull Arena [WCBS 880]
· Across the Hudson: Red Bull Park [Curbed]

more pics here:
http://curbed.com/archives/2009/03/25/construction_watch_one_more_to_cement_the_stadium_fatigue.php#comment-301270

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #116 on: March 30, 2009, 04:12:56 PM »
well how about this? the first game was played in citifield:



CURTAIN RISES ON AMAZIN' NEW BALLPARK
March 30, 2009

The outfield fences are black, topped by orange trim, and both dugouts are green. The lights were shining, and the giant red Pepsi-Cola sign sat beyond the right-field porch.  Citi Field opened up yesterday, and while the Mets weren't in action and the stadium isn't completely finished, the field is at least playable.  St. John's and Georgetown proved that, playing 8˝ innings in the new ballpark's first event.  It was an early test of the stadium and field itself -- especially since it rained -- and Met officials were happy with Day One, in which their park looked impressive.

Read more at http://www.nypost.com/seven/03302009/sports/mets/curtain_rises_on_amazin_new_ballpark_162042.htm
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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #117 on: April 01, 2009, 08:54:47 PM »
the eventual built out new yankee stadium area map -- note heritage field!  :-o


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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #118 on: April 02, 2009, 07:52:17 AM »
^ Where's the new Applebees going to be located? Haha

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Re: New Major League Ballparks in NYC for 2009
« Reply #119 on: April 03, 2009, 05:59:01 PM »
Allright!  It's offically official!  The word has been laid down by New York Times architecture critic Nicolas Ouroussoff on the new Yankee Stadium and the new Mets stadium, Citi Field! 

To paraphase Nic's review:  "They're not modern - so meh!"

But here's the full review anyway.  Nice panaramas of both stadiums from the Times though...



ARCHITECTURE REVIEW
Two New Baseball Palaces, One Stoic, One Scrappy
By NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Published: April 2, 2009


American stadium design has been stuck in a nostalgic funk, with sports franchises recycling the same old images year after year.  Still, if you have to go with a retro look, New York City could have done worse than the new Yankee Stadium and Citi Field.  Both were designed by Populous (formerly known as HOK Sport Venue Event) and are major upgrades over the stadiums they replaced, which had been looking more and more dilapidated over the years.  Both should be fine places to spend a few hours watching a game.

Link: The New Yankees Stadium Interactive Panarama

Link: The Citi Field Interactive Panarama

Read more at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/03/arts/design/03stadia.html?_r=1&em
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