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Friday | 13 November, 2009 | 9:23 am

Play ball

By Modern Metals' staff

November 2009 - There's no better way to wrap up the inaugural season of a new ballpark than with a World Series title. But long before the New York Yankees began to celebrate their victory, plans were in the works for the team's new home in the Bronx.

Building a stadium is a daunting task, especially when it's replacing a legendary facility. Although the field dimensions remain identical to the old park, which opened in 1923, the new Yankee Stadium provides fans with more accessibility and comfort, from wider seats to an upgraded concourse with a variety of concession options.

However, for some fans who choose to drive, rather than take the No. 4, B and D trains, there are also upgraded parking options.

One of Yankee Stadium's three new parking garages is the 164th Street Garage, which is adjacent to the stadium, between River Avenue and Jerome Avenue. Its west-facing side is next to the Gate 2 entrance, so it was especially important that its design complemented the rest of the stadium's classic limestone look.

Clarke Caton Hintz, Trenton, N.J., the architect of the project, chose a Cambridge Parkade architectural mesh system from Cambridge Architectural, Cambridge, Md., a full-service provider of sustainable architectural mesh systems for both interior and exterior building applications. "The finished product is a sleek, beautiful, modern mesh that catches the sun during the day and reflects colored light at night," said Michael Hanrahan, senior associate of Clarke Caton Hintz, in a press release. "We're very pleased with how it turned out."Cost-effective and efficient
One of the objectives of the project was to create a cost-effective and efficient structure. Cambridge's architectural mesh was chosen for the building's facade because the chosen pattern adequately covered the structure's exterior while allowing enough airflow to negate the need for additional building systems.

"Cambridge's architectural mesh pattern allows enough passage of air to make a sprinkler system unnecessary, all while acting as an effective facade for the garage," Hanrahan said.

The Parkade system was fabricated with mesh in Cambridge's Braid pattern, which features large-scaled, flexible open weaves that shade and screen structures, including facades, parking garages and pavilions.

Cambridge also provided the tension attachment hardware, trade-named Talon, which was created especially for cable-rod products, such as Braid. The Talon hardware grips a reinforced rod at the top and bottom edges, and intermediate brackets are used at required intervals to maintain stability and alignment of the mesh. The Talon hardware is appropriate for lengths of metal fabric held in tension up to 100 feet.

"It was such an honor to help the New York City Parks Department on this project, especially with its connection to iconic Yankee Stadium," said Heather Collins, director of marketing for Cambridge Architectural, in a press release. "We were proud to contribute a cutting-edge design that in the end provided a more cost-effective solution for the project team." MM

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