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Wrigley Field Construction Update: July 11

Progress is happening, but slowly.

I figured the All-Star break was a good time to head over to Wrigley Field to check out construction progress. With storms in the forecast today and tomorrow, I went there Monday afternoon about 1 p.m.

When I walked up to the park I heard music and saw a "Welcome to Wrigley Field" sign on the video board. There was some kind of corporate event going on; the Cubs rent out the park to various groups for these types of things during the season when they're not home. While I was there they were rocking out to AC/DC, and I also heard the Wrigley organ going. You can see a bit of it in photo 1.

There's not much else to tell you that's changed from the previous update. Progress continues on the plaza building, as you can see some wrap going around the exterior. Tuckpointing work on the groundskeeper's cottage (photo 10) is pretty much complete at this point and it looks like they painted the door and window frames.

There was also some work going on at the street-level bar inside the main bleacher entrance (photos 11-13). Not sure exactly what's happening there.

Photos 2 and 3 show the new west entrance to the ballpark, and photos 4 through 7 are of the exterior of the plaza building. Photos 8 and 9 are of the first floor interior of the building. Not much has changed on the plaza itself.

Finally, photo 14 shows construction equipment ready to work on the hotel property where the McDonald's used to stand, and photo 15 shows some equipment in the parking lot of the former 7/Eleven at the corner of Addison & Sheffield, apparently ready to begin demolition.