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Wrigley Field Construction Update: March 9

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There's a lot more steel up in left field. We are now 26 days from Opening Night.

With less than four weeks to go before the Cubs are supposed to play baseball at Wrigley Field, it's time to start looking at the project with that eye. Here's a report from Monday from BCB's David Sameshima:

I did not originally plan to visit on Monday. I was nearby and had some time. I did not have my normal camera setup. All these photos were just taken with my compact camera through any available gaps in the construction fence. I wasn't able to take many good photos in right field. The sun was shining directly at me, causing lens flare.I arrived at 4:30 p.m. With the time change, light was not a problem. The sun was shining brightly. It was 50 degrees (+47 wind chill). As you can see in the photos there was activity in various parts of the ballpark, but it wasn't an all-hands-on-deck atmosphere. There was no truck activity on Waveland Avenue outside the triangle lot, so I was able to walk right up to the construction fence to take photos there. Normally it can be a bit risky to walk up to the fence, with the amount of construction traffic along Waveland.Not having my normal camera setup, I decided to take photos of what the view is from the Waveland Avenue sidewalk. This will give you an idea of what the new view will be. I even included the view from the "ballhawks' hydrant". (This is kind of like their central command post.)

We'll have more photos here later in the week as the days count down toward baseball. We hope.