About a week ago, the Cubs announced the Harry Caray statue, currently located outside of Gate D (Addison & Sheffield), would be relocated to outside the bleacher entrance (Waveland & Sheffield), to make way for the new Billy Williams statue, which will be unveiled and dedicated on September 7. (link to Muskat writeup)
As I walked by Wrigley on Tuesday, I noticed that work had begun in both locations. As you might expect, those larger-than-life bronze statues and their stone bases are a little bit on the heavy side, so it's no small task. I checked back again yesterday and they'd pretty much dug all around Harry, as well as prepared his new resting place.
One of the workers told me the actual move is supposed to take place Thursday, i.e. today by the time you read this. He joked that all they'd need is a couple of guys, some straps and a furniture dolly. Not sure how they're going to do it but I suspect a big crane and perhaps a flatbed truck will be involved, though I'm still holding out hope the Budweiser Clydesdales will come up and just drag Harry over.
I took some pictures which I think you should be able to view below as a slide show. I don't think it repeats but if you refresh your screen, the slide show should start up again.
I will try to get back over there to see the actual move - if I do, I'll certainly take more pictures and post here. And if anyone else is in the neighborhood, please check it out and let us know if you see anything interesting.