The Bobster sent along these very early photos of Shea Stadium, under construction:
This was probably about 1963. Shea actually looks pretty modern at this stage, before rhey added bunting or the blue & orange aluminum zits on the facade.
I wonder if anyone at the time said, “Save a little room on the sides. We may want to add some giant neon ballplayers someday. Or a giant banner with inspiring slogans like ‘The Magic Is Back!’”.