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Wrigley Field Construction Update: July 6-9

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Here are photos from four days at the ballpark this week.

BCB's David Sameshima spent the Cardinals series at Wrigley Field, as well as stopping by to see what work was being done on Thursday.

He's included a more complete set of photos of what you now will see underneath the new bleachers at Wrigley. As I mentioned in my July 3 post on the renovations, the Cubs did an excellent job with the brickwork and lettering style on various signs. This evokes the 1930s, which is one of the things the Cubs wanted in the restoration. You can get an idea of exactly where the bullpens will be, and eventually, once the pitchers move down there, there will be two-way glass where you'll be able to watch them warm up. (Of course, if you do, you'll be missing the game!)

You can see some of the utility work still being done on Waveland. It's hard to see from the photo exactly how deep that excavation is, but having seen it in person, I think it goes down at least 30 feet, maybe more. Waveland might wind up being closed for quite some time.

This set includes some views of various things both inside and outside the ballpark. I think photo 47, in particular, is a very clever use of advertising, though it can't be seen from most of the ballpark because it's behind the left-field video board.

The stage equipment you see in photos 99 and 100 is for the Fitz and the Tantrums Friday postgame concert.

We'll have more photos here as construction continues.