Tom Kaminski in Chopper 880 took his bird up for a trip over the Bronx earlier this week and returned with a few heartbreaking photos of the destruction of Yankee Stadium. The House that Ruth Built is due to be completely dismantled by mid-summer, and as we can see, the wrecking ball has already taken out large chunks of the upper deck. The two lower levels have long since be removed.
The newest scenes from the deconstruction show us the edge of the left field seats, the skeletal innards of the old stadium and the barren outfield where the bleachers once were. From the looks of it, people waiting for the 4 train on the elevated platform at 161st St. should have a clear view into the old Stadium from the southern end of the station. I’ll bring my camera up there in April to grab some shots. In a few months, a vacant lot waiting for a park will sit where the stadium stood for 85 years.