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Homeless live in the shadow of Minneapolis' Midtown Greenway


Jose Gonzalez awakes at daybreak under a bridge on the Midtown Greenway in Minneapolis on one side of a concrete wall. On the other are cyclists training in colorful jerseys, commuters pedaling sluggishly to work and pedestrians of all ages and speeds.

Gonzalez lies wedged in the acute angle between the wall that supports the bridge piers and a steep bridge slope. The roofer-construction worker gets to sleep each night in his concrete boudoir by curling his mattress for cushioning against the two surfaces.


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