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Demolition underway at ‘Gatsby’ Mansion

Demolition has begun on Land’s End, the sprawling, 20,000-square-foot Sands Point mansion that many believe was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s inspiration for the grand estate in “The Great Gatsby.”

Wrecking crews began razing the 25-room Gold Coast mansion on Saturday to make way for a five-lot subdivision.

“I didn’t want to tear down the house, but it’s over $4,000 a day to maintain,” Land’s End owner Bert Brodsky told Metro. “Who’s footing the bill for it? I am. It’s too expensive.”

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