Sunday, April 04, 2010

As demolition proceeds, will they paint the wrecking ball to look like a basketball?

From BallparkTour's web site on Ebbets Field:
The park was demolished in 1960 (later the same baseball-painted wrecking ball would also be used to demolish the Polo Grounds), with the light poles moved to Downing Stadium on Randall's Island. In its place was constructed a block of high-rise apartment buildings, the Ebbets Field Apartments; down the block is a school named after Jackie Robinson.
(Emphasis added)

So, as more demolition at the Atlantic Yards site proceeds, will they paint the wrecking ball to look like a basketball?

(Images from the History Channel's Modern Marvels: Baseball Parks DVD.)



1 comment:

  1. Baseball to destroy a baseball stadium?

    Seems the parallel would be to paint the wrecking ball as an apartment building or perhaps a bald eagle.

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