Dave Howard, Exec. VP, Business Operations for the NY Mets takes back Shea Stadium and hands Claudia Ma the new Citi Field that she designed and built.
Shea Stadium, you're outta here! A month after the last piece of the Mets' longtime ballpark came down, the Queens Museum of Art Monday replaced a 6-inch-long Shea replica with a pint-size Citi Field on its massive panorama of New York City.
"It's an end of an era," said Tom Finkelpearl, the museum's executive director. "It's an important part of the history of this whole area."
Finkelpearl and executives from Citibank and the Mets took off their shoes and slipped on plastic booties to navigate the 9,335-square-foot panorama - walking up the East River to reach Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.Claudia Ma, a 20-year-old architecture major from the City College of New York, snatched Shea and carefully set down the 6-ounce, basswood miniature of Citi Field she and two other CCNY students spent four months making
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