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July 27, 2004

Wrigley Field falling down?

After two chunks of concrete fell at Chicago's Wrigley Field this summer, Mayor Richard Daley the Younger threatened to shut down parts of the Cubs' home park unless it could be proven safe. Engineering experts note, however, that while crumbling concrete is a concern, it's common at older stadiums, treatable with routine maintenance, and not necessarily a sign of deeper structural problems at the 90-year-old ballpark. "There's no reason to tear down Wrigley," engineer Dallas Williams told the Chicago Tribune, which owns both the Cubs and Wrigley. "It's not going anywhere."

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