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SkokieSwift Aug 9, 2008 9:20 PM

Is that a bridge connecting this thing to Wrigley???

LaSalle.St.Station Aug 11, 2008 4:14 AM

the love of wrigley is timeless.....it is almost a collegiate atmosphere.. dammit it is.....

Chicagoguy Aug 11, 2008 4:19 AM

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Originally Posted by SkokieSwift (Post 3724958)
Is that a bridge connecting this thing to Wrigley???

Yea it looks as though it is connecting the two...

I love this...alot needs to be done about the area surrounding Wrigley and this is a huge step in the right direction...I hope this gets completed before the start of next season!

ChicagoChicago Aug 14, 2008 5:40 PM

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Originally Posted by the urban politician (Post 3719957)
Of course, the surest way to tell if a project has improved is whether NIMBY's oppose it, which they clearly will. Crains has posted an article about it right now; let the NIMBY bitching begin.

As of 2008 people still actually believe that providing more parking leads to reduced traffic congestion. And Barack Obama is a muslim

Quoted for Truth.

I live near Wrigley, and I can tell you that a large reason the area is in such great shape today is because of the stadium. The NIMBY's were all for the businesses coming back to Clark and Addison. Adding parking just means more people will drive instead of take mass transit. Don't give them an option, and you won't have this problem.

Chicagoguy Aug 19, 2008 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by ChicagoChicago (Post 3735505)
Quoted for Truth.

I live near Wrigley, and I can tell you that a large reason the area is in such great shape today is because of the stadium. The NIMBY's were all for the businesses coming back to Clark and Addison. Adding parking just means more people will drive instead of take mass transit. Don't give them an option, and you won't have this problem.

I agree with you there...I can see the required parking for the athletes, coaches, team owners, and even media...but there is no need to give people a reason to drive by making public parking around there. That is one of the main reasons why this city cannot depend more on transit, because we build so many damn parking garages in pretty much every building. Look at NY...they barely add parking to new condo buildings anymore and if they do its only about 50 places as opposed to our 300 or 400 spots. We have alot to work on!

george Mar 23, 2009 12:04 AM

I know this is a bit off thread but what is happening on the old Sports Corner site.

http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/6893/sc2hlq.jpg


http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/7518/sc1u.jpg

spyguy Mar 23, 2009 2:38 AM

^I think someone here said that they were going to build a new and larger Sports Corner.

george Mar 24, 2009 4:20 PM

^ thanks for the update, spyguy. In my search, I haven't found any updated plans for the new & improved Sports Corner.

http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/7...rtscorner2.jpg

Dr. Taco Mar 24, 2009 9:55 PM

^ RIP, completely-unimpressive-building-who's-only-redeeming-value-was-housing-a-shitty-bar-that-was-only-worth-going-to-on-thursdays

honte Mar 24, 2009 9:57 PM

^ How very-informed of you.

Dr. Taco Mar 24, 2009 11:03 PM

^ haha, i knew you'd say something. I'd love to hear what's good about the building, or if you could refer me to a post where it was already discussed :)

honte Mar 25, 2009 2:52 AM

^ Pretty predictable, huh? I'm surprised I even subscribe to this thread, being such a sports fan, and all.

There was a long discussion about it in the General Developments thread. Actually, I was surprised by how many people did see the qualities of the building (and some sports nostalgia too). I'd suggest looking over there.

george Mar 25, 2009 2:54 AM

^ I rarely went there, maybe twice. Something about it didn't feel right. Sluggers has more space & a better vibe. I'm curious to see how they replace the old SC. Traditional details or block box. But I digress.

VivaLFuego Mar 25, 2009 4:23 AM

I'd be shocked if the replacement isn't noticeably crappier and less appropriate for the location than the building they razed.

george Mar 25, 2009 6:24 PM

^That's what I'm afraid of.^

Nowhereman1280 Mar 25, 2009 10:01 PM

^^^ But wouldn't it be great if it turned out to be some faceted glass cube? A dream I know, but I hope its a dream that will eventually start coming true in the future. Times of hardship (wars, depression, relocation) seem to trigger more radical experimentation in art and architecture, hopefully this mini-depression will do the same...

george Apr 9, 2009 10:03 PM

The Captain dropped some coin on this.

http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/8559/wrigley1.jpg

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/247/wrigley5.jpg

http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/5281/wrigley4.jpg

New sod, Play ball!
http://img410.imageshack.us/img410/5310/wrigley3.jpg

honte Apr 9, 2009 11:31 PM

^ Is that an alteration? If so, I'm shocked they allowed it.

nomarandlee Apr 9, 2009 11:33 PM

Yep, that sure looks hideous.

Philadelcago Apr 10, 2009 3:41 AM

:previous: i can't believe that. what a disgrace. like there aren't enough bars and restaurants within puking distance of the field as there are now? now they go and continue the bastardization and corporate branding of what should, IMHO, remain a low-key stadium. I guess it would be ok to have that club, but why can't it just be named something like 'wrigley club' or 'caray club' -- something team or field specific? i get it that captain morgan is sponsoring this, but i just don't see the connection between a pirate and the cubs.

first there's the bud light bleachers, now this. can't wait to see what's in store next. what a shame.


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