Aymar Embury II Gallery of NYC New Deal Projects - Photo #124 - Randall's Island Municipal Stadium

Photo: Associated Press, July 10, 1936.
Randall's Island Municipal Stadium, originally called Triborough Stadium and later Downing Stadium, was built by the WPA and opened June 19, 1936. Architect: Aymur Embury II. Read about it here and see some highlights in the next few images.
  1. Manhattan New Building Database, Office for Metropolitan History: 1936, DOB 159, Randalls Island, 1-sty cement stadium 509×641, [architect] Aymar Embury II, $1,011,000.00.
  2. Aymar Embury II Papers, Syracuse University Libraries Special Collections: "Oversize 5: New York parks buildings - Sunset Park; Municipal Stadium (Randall's Island); Orchard Beach Bath House (Pelham Bay Park); Colonial Park Play Center; Arsenal; Central Park Zoo.
  3. Aymur Embury II, Hofstra University Archives Collections: "[Embury] was architect for ... the Central Park Zoo to the Triboro Bridge, a plan for an improved and expanded Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Lincoln Tunnel and the stadium on Randall's Island and the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge.