[New Haven]: n.p., . 7 x 36 inches. Framed. A very good copy. Item #41242
Two sheets joined and trimmed very precisely to removed the distractions of the skyline. A striking panoramic image of the construction of the Yale Bowl's '30 portals,' which were constructed first before excavation began. Built with a capacity of over 70,000, and the first bowl-shaped stadium in the country, the Yale Bowl, designed by architect Charles A. Ferry, and built by Sperry Construction of New Haven, was constructed by excavating the field area of 300,000 cubic yards of soil, and then building up a berm around the perimeter with the excavated earth topped by 20,000 cubic yards of concrete to create an elliptical bowl. It was the inspiration for the design of such stadiums as the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, the Rose Bowl, and Michigan Stadium. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987.