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:
An emblematic appendage to Shea Stadium is no more.
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.
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.
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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