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This photograph, snapped at 4:12 p.m. January 14 on the 4100 block of Navajo, captures a handyman pop-top making creative use of recycled billboard shrink-wrap plastic. The structure seems to be occupied, although it also seems to be in violation of about a dozen codes -- a status that inspired this haiku:

Like the NBA This house reaches for new heights. No building permits. --Kenny Be

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