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Hampden’s giant flamingo is about to become a flamingosaurus

Hampden’s giant flamingo is about to become a flamingosaurus

Randall Gornowich, the crafty artist who created the 30-foot pink flamingo perched over 36th Street in Hampden, has returned to the big bird from time to time to play with its appearance. He once gave it a big blue Marge Simpson hairdo. Another time, he topped it with an Elvis toupee.

This week, Gornowich plans to modify the flamingo with the image of a tyrannosaurus rex — that is, a large, green shadow suggesting the bird’s evolutionary past. By Saturday, the eve of the mayor’s annual...

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