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

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

Demolition at 'Gatsby' mansion

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
(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
(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
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

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

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

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

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

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

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