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Wrigley Field construction update: November 27

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The ballpark was covered in snow, but the work went on.

Slogging around in the snow is not usual in Chicago in late November, but I made a visit to Wrigley Field Tuesday morning to see how the construction project was progressing.

The snow — and a few flurries were falling while I was there — hasn’t slowed things down at all. There were many construction workers visible around all parts of the project.

In photo 6, there’s clearly an area that looks like the base of an elevator shaft. We’ll have to see how that progresses as the winter continues.

I got my first really good look at what’s happening on the Sheffield side in this visit, as one of the gates was open. You can see that work in photos 10-13. The construction that’s happened there so far does resemble what’s happening on the Waveland side, although whatever winds up being built there is going to be much larger because there’s a lot more room on that corner.

Photo 17 shows some lights that have been installed to illuminate the work area on the upper deck, at least on the south side of the ballpark. With darkness falling at 4:30 p.m. these days, those are needed for the workers to continue after that time, although they were on when I was there. That’s difficult to see in this photo, you’ll have to trust me on that one.

We’ll have more photos here later in the week. The home opener, Cubs vs. Pirates on April 8, is now 131 days away.