No vault found: former Miami home of Al Capone slated for demolition

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The Miami Beach manse that gangster Al Capone died in is slated for demolition.

The nine-bedroom house was bought by developers for $10.75 million earlier this summer and due to extensive damage, will be torn down.

One of the owners, developer Todd Glaser, told the Miami Herald the home has “flood damage and standing water underneath it.”

“The house is a piece of crap,” Glaser told ClickOrlando. “It’s a disgrace to Miami Beach.” The house stands three feet below sea level in a city already reeling from rising waters.

Although the home is up for possible historic designation by the city of Miami Beach, Glaser told the outlet that is not going to stop the new owners’ plans to build a massive new home with eight bedrooms and eight baths.

Developers had purchased the home for over $10 million.
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Al Capone had purchased the house in 1928.
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Developer Todd Glaser called the home “a piece of crap.”
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The Miami Beach estate had nine bedrooms.
The Miami Beach estate had nine bedrooms.
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Capone purchased the house, where the infamous St. Valentine’s Day massacre was apparently planned, for $40,000 in 1928, suffering a fatal heart attack there in 1947.

Meanwhile, Scarface’s granddaughters are auctioning off some of personal items in California including diamond-encrusted jewelry with his initials, family photographs and his favorite handgun.

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