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Wrigley Field Construction Update: January 25

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In addition to construction work, we have photos of the Cubs honoring Ernie Banks at Wrigley Field.

BCB's David Sameshima did visit Wrigley Field Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, but has been busy with other projects as well and so is just now catching up on sending me the photos for posting. Here's his report from Sunday's visit:

I arrived at the ballpark around 3:20 p.m. The temperature was 29 degrees (+15 wind chill). I did not see any work taking place during my visit. They could have been working earlier in the day. I didn't hear any activity coming from inside the ballpark either.In addition to the construction photos, I took a few more photos of the displays around the ballpark honoring Ernie Banks. Unlike Saturday, there were few visitors around the ballpark today. There was a local Korean TV station filming the fan created Banks memorial on Addison Street.It was only later that I figured out why this was picked as the site of the memorial. That's where Ernie Banks' name is displayed on the sidewalk. I felt so foolish about missing that yesterday.Left field continues to be camera-shy. (I have been experiencing technical problems the last few days on that side.) I was having a little better luck taking photos along Waveland Avenue, but the wind gusts started to pick up when I moved over to that side. For the first time since I started taking photos over the fence, I had some real difficulty holding the camera steady and level.If you travel through the area by car, you might want to reconsider your route. The Cubs sent out a community email advising that work on storm drains was going to begin Monday morning at Clark Street and Waveland Avenue. Clark will be reduced down to one lane during the work hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This will be done Monday through Friday, and the work is expected to be completed by February 4.

We'll have photos from Monday and Tuesday posted here tomorrow.