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Wrigley Field Construction Update: February 19, Part 1

Here's what the wind in Chicago Friday did to the Wrigley project.

You can't see much work being done at Wrigley Field in these photos taken Friday afternoon (and many thanks to Danny Rockett for getting over to the ballpark to take them), but what's most interesting about them is that the tarps covering up the openings at the park were being pretty much ripped to shreds by the high winds on the warm day.

It was the warmest day in Chicago since last fall, and winds gusted upwards of 60 miles an hour in parts of the area.

As I recall from last year's construction, the only weather conditions that would stop them from working were either extremely cold temperatures, or high winds. As you can see in the videos below, there was some work going on, mostly in the plaza area and plaza building.

The winds should settle down soon, and the weather is still decent for this time of year, so I assume the tarps will be replaced and work will continue in time to be done for Opening Night, which is now just 52 days away.

Danny also shot several short videos which will give you an idea of just how windy it was around the ballpark on Friday. Many thanks to him for heading over to the ballpark to do this on short notice.

BCB's David Sameshima stopped by the ballpark after work Friday and took some nighttime photos, which will post here at 10 a.m. CT.