The Bobster sent this along awhile ago. Excellent photo:To those of us who remember 1964, Shea Stadium will always be linked to
the New York World's Fair. They opened in the same month, and many
people thought Shea was actually part of the Fair. Of course, the Fair
closed in October 1965 and Shea has lasted another 43 years until it
too, is about to meet the wrecking ball.
I really like this
photo because it shows the excitement of a time when Shea was brand new
and sharing the spotlight with the Fair. Besides Shea, the only
structures still standing from this picture are the Unisphere, and the
Singer Bowl, which has since morphed into Louis Armstrong Stadium, part
of the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament.