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With your arms wrapped around a 12-foot orange griffin downtown

With your arms wrapped around a 12-foot orange griffin downtown

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A statue in the shape of a griffin is on a pedestal in the construction site on South Scott Avenue and East Ochoa Street in May 2009.

This fine fellow, south of Broadway on South Scott Avenue downtown, is easily accessible and downright delightful, making it the perfect statue with which to take a photo. 

The mythical beast was erected as part of an overhaul of South Scott Avenue where the Temple of Music & Art, The Owls Club and other businesses reside. It was created by artist Joe O' Connell, who also made the public art for Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr Library in Marana. 


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