Recreated for you here is a piece of the iconic Stadium frieze, surrounded by the modern version installed for the new stadium in 2009 .
Have fun putting together this challenging recreation of the original look and feel of the 1923 frieze design. It comes in two sizes: 500 pieces and the very challenging 1000 pieces. It's a great gift for a fan, or a family of fans.
The history: Built into the ballpark when it was erected in 1923, the frieze is unquestionably the Stadium’s architectural signatures. Draped atop its upper deck for the stadium's opening in 1923, it was unique among stadiums and ballpark. Without it, the stadium’s mighty interior would have looked aesthetically ordinary.
The Art Deco copper frieze (fans have called it “the facade”), with its arched motif, was originally made of copper, although the blueprint from Osborne Engineering called it Toncan metal, which suggests a copper-iron alloy. (Osborne has designed a litany of great sports parks, including Polo Grounds in 1911, Fenway Park and Tiger Stadium in 1912, Notre Dame Stadium in 1929, RFK Stadium in 1959, and Jacobs Field in 1994.)
The original Stadium frieze weathered over the decades, developing a patina, then was painted white in the 1960s, and was removed in the 1970s renovation with a small part placed atop the center field bleachers.
The team recreated the look of the original frieze in their 2009 construction: the $1.5 billion stadium evokes the ’23 design. The new frieze is steel coated with zinc to protect it from rusting and two layers of white paint.
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- A charming and irresistible family activity. The perfect gift for any Yankee fan or puzzle maker.
- Choose from: 500 pieces, or 1000 pieces
- High-quality chipboard pieces with vibrant print
- Packaged in a gift-ready metal box with the puzzle image on the lid
- WARNING: Choking Hazard—Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years