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Old 12-14-2008, 12:47 PM
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Thanks for the photo comparison...that change is simply amazing!

Now,what exactly are they going to end up doing to that side of the stadium?
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Old 12-14-2008, 02:31 PM
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Hey guys, what are they doing in Lot A? I was on the Metra last week and seen theres some kind of construction going on in the lot. Sorry for asking this question even though its prolly been answered already, but it would take 3 hours to read all the posts in the two threads.
That's the subject of this and the predecessor thread. In sum, they have torn down the east ramp over 35th Street and there is a lot of discussion here on what is being built in its place.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:38 PM
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Thanks for the photo comparison...that change is simply amazing!

Now,what exactly are they going to end up doing to that side of the stadium?
I think the lighting looks better on the last year pic.
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:50 PM
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I think the lighting looks better on the last year pic.

That's mostly just lights from the ramps being on. Now one of those ramps isn't there anymore and the other one is dark. That and the fact there's no asphalt to reflect light off of, changes the entire lighting effect. I wonder if the top one was taken with a filter to bring out blue light also. It definitely appears to be higher resolution and I would bet it had a longer open aperture setting.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:04 AM
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That's mostly just lights from the ramps being on. Now one of those ramps isn't there anymore and the other one is dark. That and the fact there's no asphalt to reflect light off of, changes the entire lighting effect. I wonder if the top one was taken with a filter to bring out blue light also. It definitely appears to be higher resolution and I would bet it had a longer open aperture setting.
Are you sure you're not a photography prof?
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:54 AM
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Is that you, David K.? Didn't know you were on the forum. Great pics as always!
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:41 PM
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Is that you, David K.? Didn't know you were on the forum. Great pics as always!
Nah, im not he who you speak of. I saw these pics on Baseball-fever and decided to copy them over here.
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Old 12-15-2008, 01:47 PM
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One of the few complaints in this article about the renovations at the Cell was the fact that those ramps were blocking the view of a large portion of the front of the stadium.

Here's the link

http://www.baseballparks.com/USCellular1.asp

Now while I mostly disagree with ANY commentary on the Cell because I think it's a beautiful ballpark I have to agree with the writer's opinion that the ramps were obstructing fans from really seeing how good the front of the stadium looks.

The recent side by side comparison pics confirm this IMHO.

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Old 12-15-2008, 02:01 PM
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I think the lighting looks better on the last year pic.
The last year pic was taken during the baseball season-the interior lights are on. The only comparison you can make between the two pics is the missing ramp.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:23 PM
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One of the few complaints in this article about the renovations at the Cell was the fact that those ramps were blocking the view of a large portion of the front of the stadium.

Here's the link

http://www.baseballparks.com/USCellular1.asp

Now while I mostly disagree with ANY commentary on the Cell because I think it's a beautiful ballpark I have to agree with the writer's opinion that the ramps were obstructing fans from really seeing how good the front of the stadium looks.

The recent side by side comparison pics confirm this IMHO.

*Fixed the link--it works now.
I REALLY got into it with the guy that owns that site over his original review of USCF. I posted our exchanges in a thread a while back.

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Old 12-16-2008, 07:13 AM
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That is an extremely impressive upgrade. Really enhances the arches - echoes of Comiskey.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:16 AM
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The city has halted work on the new ramp. Apparently, they do not have the permits needed to build a new one yet, just the permits to knock down the old one. Seems like some money business is occurring now.
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Old 12-16-2008, 07:19 AM
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The city has halted work on the new ramp. Apparently, the do not have the permits needed to build a new one yet, just the permits to knock down the old one. Seems like some money business is occurring now.

That junk happens on occassion. Somebody is certainly getting their but chewed this morning, but they just need to get the paper work in order. Unless they've tied themselves to an unusually tight schedule, it should not effect anything.
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Old 12-16-2008, 09:42 AM
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I'm gonna try to get over there with a camera in the next couple of days to see if I can get a clearer shot of what it looks like now.
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Old 12-16-2008, 10:13 AM
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The city has halted work on the new ramp. Apparently, the do not have the permits needed to build a new one yet, just the permits to knock down the old one. Seems like some money business is occurring now.

...is the governor involved?

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