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Wrigley Field construction update: December 29

Lots of steelwork going up over the weekend.

BCB’s Mike Bojanowski visited Wrigley Field Saturday and filed this report:

These photos were taken Saturday, December 29 in the early afternoon. A dusting of snow fell the previous night, but on the whole, the Cubs have had remarkable luck with this offseason’s weather, for construction purposes. Everything was active and noisy.

On this day, the right field corner was where the action was, new concrete forms were being installed over the new steel skeletons. Work obviously continues on the new club areas atop the lower bowl roof, but most of this remains hidden.

The last of the 1926-27 dormers, built to house the exit ramps for the then brand-new upper deck, have now been demolished. They will be replaced by new structures once the new roofs are finished. The pair of dormers that flanked the marquee were demolished and replaced last year. Very little of visible Wrigley will be traceable to its near origins next spring.

Many thanks for all attention.

We hope to have more photos here during the week. The 2019 home opener, Cubs vs. Pirates, is now just 99 days away.