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Cop celebrated for helping homeless veteran was leading opponent of veterans’ housing 9

John Garrido was praised for aiding vet Anthony Johnson, but he battled a development that could house dozens of veterans on the northwest side.


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  • The idea took root when he was a boy. The details--that it would stand over 33 feet high, weigh 8,400 pounds, take 15 years to finish, and cost him half a million dollars--came later.
  • Even as people bemoan its environmental and health effects, the prospect of its demise sparks fear and nostalgia.

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