Shea Stadium 
The wealthy have summer homes.  The rest of us have the ballpark.  For me, the happiest moments of childhood were created in Shea Stadium.  Never mind any particular game or event, this building was the first place I was allowed to be myself, and it was OK.  It is in this building where I became a man.  Facing its death was depressing.  Documenting its death was cathartic.  For those of us proud to wear the label of Mets fan, Shea Stadium will always be home.  
                                                            -Andrew Richter, Photographer