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#31 funkster

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 15:50

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 16:33

Love it.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 17:45

I think it looks great too. Keeps the integrity of the the park.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 17:59

Can't tell if they are planning to tear down and rebuild the grandstands and roof. The pics include the columns which provide those great obstructed view seats which I would think that newer construction avoids.

Psyched that they are planning to continue all home games at Wrigley and spread out construction schedule over several seasons rather than a Big Bang approach of completing work over a couple of years and moving home games to an alternative venue. It worked for Fenway so I hope Wrigley's rebuild goes even smoother.

Regarding financing, my guess is that Chicago maintains historical status, some restrictions associated tax breaks but kicks in some cash or loans. Funny how articles never mention property tax breaks associated with landmark status.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 11:39

Do we think the visitors clubhouse will be handled similarly to the renderings of the home clubhouse? I didn't realize there was that much room under the grandstands, hence my long held view that they'd need to excavate the infield. It looks like they plan to go into the ground to give them the vertical space they need to use that lateral space.

No jumbotron? No word about the triangle?
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 15:42

I read that the Triangle building is dead and the land will be used similarly as the McDonalds parking lot is used now once the hotel is built. The jumbotron is still on the table according to reports, just not in the near-term plans. I wonder if it will go below the scoreboard or across the street on waveland where the old bud/horseshoe building is.

Anyway, I like all of these plans.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 22:10

Yeah from what I understand the triangle building is not happening.
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 21:07

I hope they improve the handicap accessibility. The open elevator they use now to get chairs up to the seating area is a bit sketchy when you're riding it up, but it's better than nothing.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 02:17

Sullivan mentions 6 new elevators in his article on renovation plans.

http://my.chicagotri...e/p2p-74098468/

Have attended games with friends with special needs kids and was surprised at lack of access. Recall Wrigley had staff on hand to answer questions / provide support but facility is lacking. Guess is that landmark status may allow less handicap access.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:49

Crain's reporting that Mayor is preliminary supporting approach but rooftop owners and alderman still obstacles to plan.

http://www.chicagobu...noreUserAgent=1
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 08:10

http://lakeview.patc...#photo-13025837


Fancy
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#42 funkster

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 13:06

Tunney is such a douche. Can't stand that guy.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 15:12

I have no use for his Hollywood sister either.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 16:25

I have no use for his Hollywood sister either.

Just looked him up on wiki...Robin is his cousin apparently. Didn't even make the connection.
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Posted 22 January 2013 - 20:11

I have no use for his Hollywood sister either.

Just looked him up on wiki...Robin is his cousin apparently. Didn't even make the connection.

Oh, my mistake. The local media keep saying that they're brother and sister for whatever reason.
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