The original Yankee Stadium, home to over 6,500 games since 1923, is finally being torn down, to the chagrin of countless fans. The ‘real’ Yankee Stadium will be torn from its former Bronx location after tonight’s final game, and rebuilt right adjacent to it, a $1.6 billion reconstruction.
Sounds weird considering it was built right next to the original Yankee Stadium location, but that enabled the New York Yankees to continue to play in Major League baseball games throughout the construction, which began in 2006.
Hey, look at the bright side. The former Yankee Stadium will be converted into green space after demolition, so in honor of that, I’ve gathered some of the best innovations in public parks and green skyscrapers to celebrate the latest in green urbanation.
The gallery above includes old and New Yankee Stadium photos.
Honouring the New Yankee Stadium Green Space
Reclaiming Paved Paradise
Parking Day Redefines Public Spaces
Southern Central Park
Memphis Plans Modern Green Space
Billion Dollar Robotic Jurassic Park
Restless Planet in Dubai
Temporary Public Parkcycle
Green Parking Spaces
The Santa Monica Civic Center Makes Own Energy
Seed Bombs for Green Rebels
Mitsui Garden Hotel Ginza
Tokyo's Sanctuary above the Streets
'Bloom' Seed Spreading by Bicycle
Parks of Remembrance
Solar Powered Skyscraper
The Time Residences Tower
Chicago Clean Technology Tower
Urban Gardens Boom in NYC
Green Skyscraper Combines Wind Turbines and Solar Panels
Bring the Country With You
Skyscraper Farms to Combat Global Warming
Vertical Eco Farm
Las Vegas 30 Storey Garden
eVolo Symbiotic Interlock Vertically Interconnected City
Personal Green Skyscrapers
The 60 Story Antilia House