Gatsby mansion to be torn down

Written By Lingkar Dunia on Thursday, March 10, 2011 | 11:58 AM

The mansion that inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby is to be demolished -- because no one can afford it, reports the Mail Online.

It has great literary significance, but no one can afford it -- the crumbling 1902 property, at the tip of Sands Point, Long Island, costs $4,500 a day to maintain.

Lacking buyers with the stomach for this kind of upkeep, it will be torn down to make way for a swish gated community that will be another refuge for bonus-enriched bankers, no doubt.

'To be honest with you there isn't anything really special about it,' said the owner, David Brodsky. 'We did a lot of research on its history and there is really no evidence that Fitzgerald was even ever there.'

Local book buffs disagree.


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