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Wrigley Field Construction Update: December 6

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Looks like construction work might be about to begin at the ballpark.

BCB's Mike Bojanowski visited Wrigley Field on a mild Sunday afternoon to see what was up with the construction project and filed this report:

These photos were taken the afternoon of Sunday, December 6. Very little work was going on at this time, just some isolated small operations. Indications are that the major demolition work is ending, and the reconstruction could be starting. Extensive new scaffolding is going up, the areas to be rebuilt are clear of debris, new materials are being gathered and arranged.The groundskeeper's cottage continues to progress, the wooden forms beneath the building are paved and bricked over, the insides of the standing two walls are being backed with cinderblock. The new bricks, curiously enough, seem to be white, perhaps it is the intent not to strip the old paint after all. A new structure is going up along Waveland Avenue between Clifton and Seminary. All this is hard to see, but the Sunday quiet allowed some chainlink access not ordinarily available.

The most interesting thing to me is the "structure" that's going up in the lot on Waveland, the broadcast lot (photos 10, 11 and 12). I had thought this lot would be left open for broadcast trucks to park, but they might be putting up some sort of building that would house necessary things for the broadcast crews. This will be interesting to follow. Remember that the TV cables that were strung over the street (structure visible in photo 6) are all going to be placed underground. Perhaps this "structure" has something to do with that.

We'll have more photos here later in the week.