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Fenway
01-21-2006, 11:07 AM
Fans of the Northside 9 are really getting steamed as the "renovations" continue

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060120&content_id=1298554&vkey=news_chc&fext=.jsp&c_id=chc

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the beginnings of the new brick wall, going up on the Sheffield side. Note in the closeup photo, the bricks being used are all clearly NEW bricks.

Hitmen77
01-21-2006, 11:13 AM
I bet the Cubs can appease their fans by allowing a bunch of them to urinate on these new bricks once all the work is done. Then they would have the look and smell of the old bricks.

Railsplitter
01-21-2006, 11:21 AM
Do Schlub fans really think there are old bricks just lying around for masonry work?

Fenway
01-21-2006, 11:23 AM
think

:?:

SOXintheBURGH
01-21-2006, 11:27 AM
Are they still planning on leaving that gap at the foundation so losers can congregate and peer into the Urinal to watch Balsa Woods get hurt?

TheDarkGundam
01-21-2006, 01:05 PM
Wasn't one of the bricks from that wall from Old Comiskey? They probably just replaced all of them so they wouldn't have to worry about that anymore.

TheOldRoman
01-21-2006, 02:14 PM
The bricks that were in the bleachers' exterior wall were saved and will be re-installed on the new exterior wall.

The bricks in that picture are for the interior, apparently. I knew they wouldn't use them for the exterior because they dont match the brickwork in the rest of the park.

Sox-o-matic
01-21-2006, 02:56 PM
Of course the diehard Cub fans are going to be opposed to anything structurally sound.

Ol' No. 2
01-21-2006, 09:37 PM
Do Schlub fans really think there are old bricks just lying around for masonry work?Can't they just make some more old bricks?

SouthSide_HitMen
01-21-2006, 09:49 PM
Do Schlub fans really think there are old bricks just lying around for masonry work?

Actually I remember reading an article a few years ago (I think in the Reader) where people are hired to salvage old bricks after tear downs. The "Chicago Style" brick is in high demand and ones in good shape can be reused for other jobs.

It is cheaper to go with the new bricks and I am sure the Cubs will try to go with all new bricks in the interior and salvage as many of their "original" bricks and possibly buy some used bricks to finish the job so the exterior is the same (or close to the same) color.

Tragg
01-21-2006, 11:05 PM
I bet the Cubs can appease their fans by allowing a bunch of them to urinate on these new bricks once all the work is done. Then they would have the look and smell of the old bricks.

I spilled my beer reading this one.

This is the funniest thread ever.

Nellie_Fox
01-22-2006, 03:04 AM
Do Schlub fans really think there are old bricks just lying around for masonry work?Well, actually there are. There's a pretty good market for old bricks from demolished buildings, just because aged bricks have a different look.

TornLabrum
01-22-2006, 08:21 AM
Well, actually there are. There's a pretty good market for old bricks from demolished buildings, just because aged bricks have a different look.

That's called "dirt." :redneck

bigfoot
01-22-2006, 10:22 AM
I wouldn't worry too much about those whining fans of blue. They'll undoubtedly have a opportunity to purchase any number of those bricks, as souvenirs of the Urinal. Just as soon as a EPA Haz-Mat team gets done with the decontamination process!

Hangar18
01-23-2006, 09:30 AM
Fans of the Northside 9 are really getting steamed as the "renovations" continue


the beginnings of the new brick wall, going up on the Sheffield side. Note in the closeup photo, the bricks being used are all clearly NEW bricks.

It is a Travesty whats going on over there. Wrigley is supposed to be a "landmark", and last I checked, you cant tear down landmarks, or 50% of them to rebuild. The Tribune Entertainment Corporation clearly pulled a fast one by bulldozing the entire bleachers. THEY WERENT SUPPOSED TO DO THAT. they were only supposed to add seats to the bleachers, not tear down and rebuild everything.

On the flip side for us ................. just gives SOX fans even more Ammo against them for when they say "our park is 'historic'". NOt anymore its not ......!

JoeItalia7
01-23-2006, 11:04 AM
Does it really matter what bricks they use? they will stil be "cursed". maybe if they take some from old comiskey they will began to do good....MAYBE

Blueprint1
01-24-2006, 02:53 AM
It is a Travesty whats going on over there. Wrigley is supposed to be a "landmark", and last I checked, you cant tear down landmarks, or 50% of them to rebuild. The Tribune Entertainment Corporation clearly pulled a fast one by bulldozing the entire bleachers. THEY WERENT SUPPOSED TO DO THAT. they were only supposed to add seats to the bleachers, not tear down and rebuild everything.

On the flip side for us ................. just gives SOX fans even more Ammo against them for when they say "our park is 'historic'". NOt anymore its not ......!

Try this, "Our park is also historic the historic 2005 Chicago White sox played all their home games there." They won the world series you know.

rocky biddle
01-24-2006, 08:22 AM
http://www.hjo3.net/brick_fantastic.jpg

tick53
01-24-2006, 12:35 PM
No matter what they do to Piggly Field, it will still be Piggly Field. If they were
smart, they'd concentrate on constructing new restrooms. If the Scrub fans thought it nuts to butts at the urinals before, just wait til these additional people have to whizz.

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C-Dawg
01-24-2006, 05:11 PM
I wonder if they'll ever do anything to replace the bad early-60s textured precast concrete they have all over the outside of the park on the front side. I'm sure it dates back to renovations some decades ago, but its hardly "historic" either. Heck the bricks they tore out for the outfield renovation were a whole lot more historic than the front of the ballpark!

ondafarm
01-24-2006, 05:19 PM
The locker rooms and the players areas there are so small that calling it ridiculous is no exaggeration. Burning it down would be the best civic improvement that Flub-fan Blagoyevich could do. While they put in an appropriate Little League field, the North Side -9 could move to Manila . . . another Flub joke coming along.

jamokes
01-24-2006, 05:23 PM
Any leftover bricks can be used for the infielders gloves.......HE DROPPED THE BALL....OOOOHHH NNOOOOO!!!:o: :supernana:

Hitmen77
01-24-2006, 09:19 PM
I wonder if they'll ever do anything to replace the bad early-60s textured precast concrete they have all over the outside of the park on the front side. I'm sure it dates back to renovations some decades ago, but its hardly "historic" either. Heck the bricks they tore out for the outfield renovation were a whole lot more historic than the front of the ballpark!

I'm glad you mentioned this. I have always thought this precast facade at Wrigley looked pretty ugly but it's always glossed over by the people who have dubbed it a "Shrine".

soxfan80
01-25-2006, 02:01 AM
I'm glad you mentioned this. I have always thought this precast facade at Wrigley looked pretty ugly but it's always glossed over by the people who have dubbed it a "Shrine".Some architects have suggested the cubs bring back the old iron and brick work that adorned the front pre-blandcrete

doogiec
01-25-2006, 01:21 PM
Just happened to be surfing ChicagoTribune.com at lunch. Unbelievable what they have posted there. On the front page, they have a link to a drawing claiming that they are merely adding rows to the top of the existing bleachers. And the pictures that they posted really make it look as though the this is the case, contrary to what we have seen over the last several months (complete demolition of left and right field bleachers). All the pictures look as if the original bleachers are still there.

Even by the Tribune's low standards, this is dishonest.

Fenway
01-25-2006, 01:29 PM
I'm glad you mentioned this. I have always thought this precast facade at Wrigley looked pretty ugly but it's always glossed over by the people who have dubbed it a "Shrine".

Wrigley on the outside has all the charm of a county jail

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SaltyPretzel
01-25-2006, 01:34 PM
Wrigley on the outside has all the charm of a county jail



Another charming view:

http://www.thestructuralist.com/images/harry2.jpg

Jerko
01-25-2006, 01:35 PM
Wrigley on the outside has all the charm of a county jail

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And the inside of the jail probably smells better. :o:

Jerko
01-25-2006, 01:36 PM
Another charming view:

http://www.thestructuralist.com/images/harry2.jpg

*** is that? The alien that Kurt Russell torched in "The Thing"?

Hitmen77
01-25-2006, 01:42 PM
*** is that? The alien that Kurt Russell torched in "The Thing"?

I think that Cubs Suck website describes it as Haray Caray stealing children's souls.

Hangar18
01-25-2006, 01:54 PM
Just happened to be surfing ChicagoTribune.com at lunch. Unbelievable what they have posted there. On the front page, they have a link to a drawing claiming that they are merely adding rows to the top of the existing bleachers. And the pictures that they posted really make it look as though the this is the case, contrary to what we have seen over the last several months (complete demolition of left and right field bleachers). All the pictures look as if the original bleachers are still there.

Even by the Tribune's low standards, this is dishonest.

Why do you think the Cubs HURRIED AS FAST AS THEY POSSIBLY COULD in starting those "Renovations". The Cubs/Tribune since the season ended, were unusually SECRETIVE with the media regarding the "renovations". What they pulled was a fast one on the City. They destroyed something that was a "landmark". The City of Chicago has not said anything, neither has the Media ............ Until today. 3 months after the "renovations" started. The continued arrogance of that organization/mega-corporation staggers me.

ondafarm
01-25-2006, 02:09 PM
Even by the Tribune's low standards, this is dishonest.

If you happen to hold pretty much any contrarian view to the Cubune and honestly know something about your field, then their blatant dishonesty is pretty typical.

SOecks
01-25-2006, 06:30 PM
Ha, I just called Boers and Bernstein and brought up the points of this post and they're talking about it now. I love causing trouble...:redneck

MUsoxfan
01-25-2006, 06:33 PM
Ha, I just called Boers and Bernstein and brought up the points of this post and they're talking about it now. I love causing trouble...:redneck

What are they saying about it?

SOecks
01-25-2006, 06:37 PM
What are they saying about it?

Cub fan callers are calling up and saying "who cares, i just want a winner" and that sort of stuff. My point was pretty much what Hangar was saying in the first page that this was not what was supposed to be done originally and the Trib pretty much got away with this. Bernstein is now asking why, if Cub fans care so much about the old bricks they got rid of, then "Why was everybody peeing on them". Poor Cub fans. I got them mad.

SOXintheBURGH
01-25-2006, 06:38 PM
Ha, I just called Boers and Bernstein and brought up the points of this post and they're talking about it now. I love causing trouble...:redneck

That was you? Nice.

elrod
01-26-2006, 02:13 AM
I love how the ad appears on the Cubs page with Pods celebrating his WS Game 2 homer.

TheOldRoman
01-26-2006, 03:25 AM
Why do you think the Cubs HURRIED AS FAST AS THEY POSSIBLY COULD in starting those "Renovations". The Cubs/Tribune since the season ended, were unusually SECRETIVE with the media regarding the "renovations". What they pulled was a fast one on the City. They destroyed something that was a "landmark". The City of Chicago has not said anything, neither has the Media ............ Until today. 3 months after the "renovations" started. The continued arrogance of that organization/mega-corporation staggers me. Hangar, the Cubs got the approval of the city. Because the Urinal is a landfill, I mean, landmark, they had to get special approval inorder to remake the bleachers. They may have been secretive in the process, but they are not putting one by the city.

peeonwrigley
01-26-2006, 03:51 AM
Hangar, the Cubs got the approval of the city. Because the Urinal is a landfill, I mean, landmark, they had to get special approval inorder to remake the bleachers. They may have been secretive in the process, but they are not putting one by the city.

I think the point of contention is that the Cubs received approval to expand the bleachers, rather than demolish and rebuild.

I am not sure whether or not the Cubs made clear to the city (they clearly did not to the public) that the expansion plan involved tearing down the existing bleachers.

mccoydp
01-26-2006, 08:16 AM
I think the point of contention is that the Cubs received approval to expand the bleachers, rather than demolish and rebuild.

I am not sure whether or not the Cubs made clear to the city (they clearly did not to the public) that the expansion plan involved tearing down the existing bleachers.

It would be nice if the renovation crew did the ultimate renovation -- take a wrecking ball and knock that nasty, urine-soaked "stadium" down, but, alas, it won't happen...

Hangar18
01-26-2006, 09:24 AM
I think the point of contention is that the Cubs received approval to expand the bleachers, rather than demolish and rebuild.

I am not sure whether or not the Cubs made clear to the city (they clearly did not to the public) that the expansion plan involved tearing down the existing bleachers.

When their season ended, they immediately began destroying things the very next day.
The Cubs love the Media, and are NEVER shy about putting CUB info out into the Media. Of course, other media outlets Eagerly wanted information on the beginning of this project, and the Cubs were UNUSUALLY MUM on the subject. Why is that?

In fact, they REFUSED all media requests for interviews/information on the subject and for good reason. They were Hurrying as fast as they could to destroy the bleachers before anyone could say anything. You tell me what landmark would ask for permission to DESTROY 1/2 of its structure so it can become UsCellular2, and you'd be laughed at so fast your head would spin. The arrogance of the Tribune/Cubs is appalling. Mayor Daley at this point may realize hes been duped, and wont say anything now for fear of embarrassment. Or was this his way of turning-the-other-cheek as payback for his carving of giant X's into Meigs Field and angering the Corporate High-Rollers of this town (including the Cubune). We'll never know will we.

Fenway
01-26-2006, 09:28 AM
The only story I saw about it was in the Boston Herald by Steve Buckley during the ALDS who went up to Wrigley and interviewed a woman who was chained to the park in protest.

The Red Sox are also being coy about all the renovations at Fenway this off season. There is this huge curtain on the roof to prevent anybody from seeing what the new seats will look like.

34 Inch Stick
01-26-2006, 10:47 AM
When their season ended, they immediately began destroying things the very next day.
The Cubs love the Media, and are NEVER shy about putting CUB info out into the Media. Of course, other media outlets Eagerly wanted information on the beginning of this project, and the Cubs were UNUSUALLY MUM on the subject. Why is that?

In fact, they REFUSED all media requests for interviews/information on the subject and for good reason. They were Hurrying as fast as they could to destroy the bleachers before anyone could say anything. You tell me what landmark would ask for permission to DESTROY 1/2 of its structure so it can become UsCellular2, and you'd be laughed at so fast your head would spin. The arrogance of the Tribune/Cubs is appalling. Mayor Daley at this point may realize hes been duped, and wont say anything now for fear of embarrassment. Or was this his way of turning-the-other-cheek as payback for his carving of giant X's into Meigs Field and angering the Corporate High-Rollers of this town (including the Cubune). We'll never know will we.

Are there any other technical areas in which you have absolutely no expertise but yet feel the need to write lenghty opinions?

You should sue Holiday Inn for basing an entire ad campaign around your life story without compensating you.

miker
01-26-2006, 10:50 AM
Cub fan callers are calling up and saying "who cares, i just want a winner"...
No they don't. :smile:

TheOldRoman
01-26-2006, 12:05 PM
You tell me what landmark would ask for permission to DESTROY 1/2 of its structure so it can become UsCellular2, and you'd be laughed at so fast your head would spin.
Gee, where have they completely torn up a landmark before?
Oh yeah, HERE. (http://www.stadiumsofnfl.com/nfc/Soldier%20FieldII.htm)

Hangary, you are really off here. The Bears did much worse than the Cubs will. Although the bleacher "expansion" looks like crap, Soldier Field is an eyesore from the outside (yes, I know it is beautiful inside). Many people got pissed about Soldier Field when they saw the final product, and a group threatened to push to have its landmark status revoked. The remodling of Soldier Field destroyed the continuity of a landmark far more than a few rows of bleachers at the Urinal will.

You need to change your tinfoil. This crap you've been posting in this thread is so ridiculous that it will end up another notch in your Flubsession thread in the roadhouse.

Hangar18
01-27-2006, 10:02 AM
You need to change your tinfoil. This crap you've been posting in this thread is so ridiculous that it will end up another notch in your Flubsession thread in the roadhouse.


Crap? Defend the Tribune all you want ......... they pulled a fast one.
They didnt want anyone to see what they were doing the first few weeks
and were unusually mum on the subject. How is that ridiculous?

TheOldRoman
01-27-2006, 12:29 PM
Crap? Defend the Tribune all you want ......... they pulled a fast one.
They didnt want anyone to see what they were doing the first few weeks
and were unusually mum on the subject. How is that ridiculous?
Hangar, the city already knew what the Tribune was doing. You can't just randomly build things without getting city approval. The only one the Cubs pulled a fast one on is you, apparently.