Sunday, December 11, 2005

Death Of A Stadium, Part CMLVIII

In these pictures below from Wednesday night, Busch Stadium gasps its last breath.

Close up, and still closer, up.

Fireworks go off in the St. Louis sky in tribute. The new stadium, with lights aglow, is seen on the bottom right (southeast direction).

Pre-snow morning after view looking east. Looks like a bomb went off in St. Lou. Does anything look alive? Can this possibly be turned in to a place for baseball in 4 months? Put this picture in the dictionary next to the word ugly.

The view from above Friday, looking east toward the Mississipi, new stadium on the right. The old stadium has left the scene, man. But again, doesn't this look more like a 3rd world country, like Lou-bekistan, or something?

Reverse view looking west, with the new stadium to the left. No more old stadium. Just a large snowy and junky looking void on the right.

Looking northeast, the arch is just out of view at the top. This flat area will be the "ballpark village", a shopping and entertainment complex.

Lotsa work left to do, of course. But notice how far north the 3rd base/left field stadium structure has come. It's about to curve back east. Man, I can't wait for spring!


  1. I saw this on the news the other night and thought of you...crying somewhere south of here.

  2. Yep. Crying somewhere south of here sums it up.