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Demolition at 'Gatsby' mansion

Only the chimneys and half of the

Only the chimneys and half of the "Gatsby" mansion are left standing during the demolition. (April 19, 2011) Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Demolition crews tear down the 24,000-square-foot Gold Coast mansion some believe was the inspiration for Daisy Buchanan's house in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby."

Only the chimneys and half of the
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Only the chimneys and half of the "Gatsby" mansion are left standing during the demolition. (April 19, 2011)

Only the chimneys and half of the
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Only the chimneys and half of the "Gatsby" mansion are left standing during the demolition. (April 19, 2011)

Only the chimneys and half of the
Photo Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin

Only the chimneys and half of the "Gatsby" mansion are left standing during the demolition. (April 19, 2011)

A view of the front of the Lands
Photo Credit: John Dunn

A view of the front of the Lands End estate, which some believe was the inspiration for Daisy Buchanan's house in the novel "The Great Gatsby." (March 29, 2011)

The back of the Lands End mansion in
Photo Credit: AP

The back of the Lands End mansion in Sands Point. (March 29, 2011)

The Lands End mansion during the demolition. The
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

The Lands End mansion during the demolition. The Gold Coast home and land will be replaced by a subdivision of five houses priced at $10 million each. (April 18, 2011)

Construction crews tear down the Sands Point mansion
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Construction crews tear down the Sands Point mansion known as Lands End. (April 18, 2011).

An excavation loader is used to demolish the
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Thomas A. Ferrara

An excavation loader is used to demolish the Land's End mansion in Sands Point. (April 18, 2011)

Construction crews work to tear down the Sands
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Construction crews work to tear down the Sands Point mansion known as Lands End, which is also known as the 'Gatsby' house. (April 18, 2011).

Construction crews tear down the Sands Point mansion
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Construction crews tear down the Sands Point mansion known as Lands End. (April 18, 2011).

Construction crews tear down the Sands Point mansion
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Construction crews tear down the Sands Point mansion known as Lands End. (April 18, 2011).

A worker watches as construction crews tear down
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

A worker watches as construction crews tear down the sands point mansion known as Lands End. (April 18, 2011)

Construction crews tear down the The Sands Point
Photo Credit: Newsday/Thomas A. Ferrara

Construction crews tear down the The Sands Point mansion known as Lands End. (April 18, 2011).

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