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Wrigley Field Sidewalk Brick Construction Update

David stopped by the ballpark on Saturday to take some more pictures; they've made considerable progress. He sent me quite the description of what was going on, plus the rest of his day:

[In addition to the sidewalk photos,] I am sending you a photo of the construction going on, in the former parking lot adjacent to the Addison St. "el" station. They are starting construction of a second building on that site. When completed, this second building will effectively block the last view of the "el" from the ballpark. [Al's note: and also, completely block any view of the ballpark from the "el".]

Another result of this additional construction means that the alley access to the Addison St. station remains cut off. I don't envy those using the CTA Red Line to travel to the ballpark this season. In combination with the CTA Red Line and Brown Line reconstruction projects, this will not help those traveling to the ballpark. You know how the alley access to the Addison St. station alleviates the congestion on Addison St.

PS: If today's photos seem a little hazy, it's because of the fog. Last night, a group of us got together to celebrate a friend's birthday. We started out having dinner in Lincoln Square, at Pizza DOC if you must know. We ended up at Old Orchard to catch the last showing of the movie "300". The show let out at around 1:00 AM. Our group were the last patrons to leave the theater. We stepped out into a thick fog. A deserted, darkened Old Orchard Mall, shrouded in fog, was pretty creepy.

(as always, click on thumbnail to view full-size in new browser window. If you are using IE, you may have to click the lower-right corner of the image in the new window to expand it to its full size; in Firefox click anywhere on the image. Photos by David Sameshima)