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Wrigley Field Construction Update: March 10

Work is ramping up in several areas at the ballpark.

Things are starting to get interesting on a daily basis. One thing going on that was beyond the power of my camera to record is a lot of debris removal and clearance at the floor level of the concourse. This was too deep in shadow for my camera to pick up.You remember the right-field inner wall doorway I photographed Sunday? This is what it looked like Tuesday (photos 1 and 2). The wooden forms for the concrete that must be poured to finish the top of the wall are under construction.It has been remarked whether the scoreboard can be manned during constuction, and that's very much an open question, but the eyelets are remote-controlled from the press box, and they were testing them just as I happened to come along. They did a uniform number check (11, 22, etc), and then tested balls, strikes, etc. I happened to catch some of the numbers (photos 3, 4 and 5).The steel in left field is nearing completion, it seems. The eventual supports for the Jumbotron look to be in place (photos 6 and 7).There is also new carpentry that seems to be extending the ramps down from the upper levels (photos 8, 9 and 10). Or not, this is probably in the eye of the beholder.

Mike is going to try to get to the park on days that David can't. David is hoping to go today so we should have another update here tomorrow.