It’s getting harder and harder to look at Tom Kaminski’s pictures of the Yankee Stadium deconstruction without tearing up a bit. Kaminski — profiled this spring by The Times — took Chopper 880 for a spin over Yankee Stadium on Monday, and his photos are poignant. Work crews has nearly finished deconstructing the old field level box seat sections along the third base side.
In the Tier level, the seats behind home plate are on the way out as well. Those Tier Box sections right behind the dish were my favorite spots in the old stadium. From there, you could see the entire field of play unfold below you, and the seats were low enough to feel close to the action. Check out the full photo gallery here.