Photography Exhibit – A Tale of Two Stadiums

A Tale of Two Stadiums – Yankee & Shea Stadiums
Wednesday July 18, 6:00pm – Photographers’s Presentations

Upper Photograph by Rich Scarpitta.

Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium disappear under “the slow precision of giant machinery whose operators’ hands were not unlike skilled surgeons choreographing a dinosaur ballet.”

The exhibit shows the changing face of New York through the eyes and viewpoints of three photographers: Rich Scarpitta, Steve Spak and Rob Yasinsac.

Fee: Free to GAHS members, $5.00 non-members

Greater Astoria Historical Society
Quinn Building, 35-20 Broadway, 4th Floor
Long Island City, NY 11106
718-278-0700 |
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This exhibit will show photographs of Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium as each was demolished. Ten 8″x10″ prints by each of myself and two other photographers will be on display for about a month at the Greater Astoria Historical Society. We will be present on July 18th to “open” the show and give short talks about our photographs. I do not yet know the exact dates that the images will be on display. Here are photographs of Shea Stadium and Yankee Stadium that did not make it into the show.

The ghosts of the Babe, Lou and Joe D. don’t look happy to see their old park disappear.

I still haven’t gone through the thousands of photos I took during the recent demolition of the Pittsburgh Civic Arena. That will be a chore but I hope to take on that task before people forget what the arena looked like. Until then here is a sequence of still-photographs recorded when the last two sections of roof panels were dropped on March 31, 2012. Except for footage recorded from a video camera mounted on the US Steel building, I believe this to be the only other footage of the roof drop.

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2 Responses to Photography Exhibit – A Tale of Two Stadiums

  1. Rebecca Elise says:

    Rob – this is awesome. Think I may attend this. :-))

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