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Wrigley Field construction update: October 20

More demolition happened on Saturday.

Saturday was another busy day at Wrigley Field. Unfortunately, it was construction instead of baseball.

BCB’s David Sameshima visited the ballpark on Saturday and filed this report.

I ended up visiting the ballpark in the late afternoon. The temperature had dropped, and the winds picked up, as expected. I did wear a winter hat, but regretted not bringing gloves. The sun just began getting hidden by clouds right after I arrived.

They were starting to chip away the concrete in the right field corner, above the Wintrust Gate (former Gate D) area. The machine equipped with the jackhammer device at the end of its arm was working in tight quarters. They had to open up the fence on Sheffield, directly behind where they were working. The machine had to occasionally back out slightly out onto Sheffield Avenue, in order to maneuver. A worker and security guard had to remain behind the machine, to momentarily stop traffic.

I now know the purpose of the scaffolding erected at certain points, outside the ballpark. They are using cranes to lift dumpsters up the platforms set up at the top of the scaffolding. On the Clark Street side, they are …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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