— Days Without Shea —

The 7 train subway ramp is no more. Here are some photos, courtesy of a Baseball Fever discussion board. These were taken by NYMDan over at Metsrefugees.com:

 

Ramp_front

Ramp_front2

Ramp_sideview

Ramp_pile

An emblematic appendage to Shea Stadium is no more.



[December 12, 2007 7:40 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Dan said

These are my pictures, always nice to see them get around.

I was shocked when I was over there and saw the ramp demolished, but I guess whatever infrastructure improvements they were planning on making, they'll make before the 2008 season instead of waiting until before 2009.

[December 13, 2007 12:54 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Bobster said

This is the first large-scale demolition connected to the end of Shea. Now, multiply it 100-fold and you'll have some idea what it's going to be like a year from now. My understanding is that they're not going to blow up the stadium Vegas-style but knock it down piece by piece. There will be a multitude of photo ops next year and in 2009 showing the end of Shea.

[December 14, 2007 9:13 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

WOW, just saw this, amazing! That ramp was a big part of the Shea experience. That first glimmer of the stadium, seeing the grass in the outfield from the ramp, we all remember our first time experiencing it. Very sad, this hits home, the beginning of the end.


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