More From the Stadium Site

Sunday, with temperatures soaring into the 50s, I had the chance to return to the construction site in Queens for more views of the new Citi Field and the gradual demise of Shea Stadium. When seen from the perimeter of the parking lot, it's clear that the Mets' goal of evoking the image of the hallowed Ebbets Field has succeeded. Below, an old versus new comparison, from just beyond the elevated number-7 subway line.

Above: From a certain angle, the two ballarks almost seem as one. In this visual illusion, Citi Field appears to grow out of the remnants of Shea.

This shot certainly evokes the classic Frank Sinatra song "There Used to Be a Ballpark."


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