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Wrigley Field Construction Update: December 18

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The continued good weather meant more work ramping up at the ballpark.

BCB's David Sameshima visited Wrigley Field on Thursday. Usually, he has several paragraphs' worth of comments to send me on what he saw going on, but this time all he wrote was: "Good to see a lot of activity at the ballpark again."

You can see all the activity in the photos. There's lots of concrete work going on which means it shouldn't be too long before the steel superstructure of the bleachers will start to be built. The work lights mean that work is going on after dark. Currently, the work crews can work from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. but I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually get permission to work later in the evening in order to get the project finished on time.

And even though it seems as if they're behind schedule (and soon I'll post another retro gallery from the construction project in 2005-06), to me there's too much at stake for the Cubs not to finish by Opening Day. The weather forecast for the next week calls for colder air and some rain and snow, but not enough that the project would get delayed too much.

We'll have photos from Friday here tomorrow.