But today, the dismantling of the park where Cobb, Greenberg, Kaline and Purn Goldy played is truly, noisily, sadly, under way.This is brutal. Why couldn't they have imploded the place like they did so many other stadiums?
Ferocious-looking stadium-demolishing machines are ripping apart the wall and everything behind it on the north side of the stadium, near the Fisher Freeway service drive, along what used to be called Kaline Drive . . .
. . . You can look into the fortress-like stadium now for the first time since the outfield upper deck went up before World War II. You can see the orange and blue seats at the other end of the park, along the right-field line.
You can also see the machines grinding up the stadium’s innards: Orange doors are hanging at odd angles at the third-floor level, and the white tiles of rest rooms are visible for a few minutes, until the teeth of the machines move in for another bite.
You can even smell the stadium, as its dust scatters in the morning breeze.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
And The Walls Came Down
As a companion piece to the previous post, I'll note that the destruction of Tiger Stadium, hinted at last week, has begun in earnest this morning: