Today, we have a complete set of photos from BCB's David Sameshima from around the ballpark. Before I move on to his report, I wanted to point out something about the broadcast cable bridge that you can see most clearly in photo 10. The Wrigley end of the bridge is located almost exactly where the groundskeeper's cottage was located before it was moved to the Blue Lot for rehab. While that bridge is in place, it's likely going to be impossible to return the cottage to its original location. That was supposed to happen before Opening Day, but since that broadcast cable bridge is going to be in place throughout the 2015 season, it's more likely that the cottage will have to stay in the Blue Lot this year.
Here's David's report:
I arrived after 3:00 p.m. It was 31 degrees (+24 wind chill). The large pile of gravel under the marquee has been reduced to just a small pile. They have installed conduits on both ends of the broadcast bridge over Waveland Avenue. Apparently this is all that will be constructed, and it won't be extended any further. During my visit, there were girders being installed in LF. There were just a couple of girders added behind CF, since my last visit. The new inner bleacher wall, in the RF corner, has been uncovered. They have installed about half of the new electronic sign, along the upper deck first base line. That is half, if you go by the length of the scaffolding that has been put up.
With the weather supposed to warm up by the end of this week, and the Cubs requesting permission to work 24/7, the project should shift into high gear soon. We hope to have more photos here later this week.