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Landlord to demolish terrorists' former apartment
South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | February 1, 2010 | Robert Nolin

Posted on 02/01/2010 5:49:10 PM PST by ConservativeStatement

The whiff of evil still lingers in a nondescript apartment off Hollywood's Young Circle.

There, a second-floor walk-up in a doomed and crumbling building, is where terrorists Mohamed Atta and Marwan al-Shehhi briefly shared lodgings before their Sept. 11, 2001, odyssey of destruction.

Now, the building at 1818 Jackson St. is facing the wrecking ball. Hollywood's unhappy connection to the nation's worst terrorist attack soon will be transformed into a parking lot and pool.

"I feel like no one will be upset about that, considering who used to be a tenant there," says Bryan Grosman, the investor who recently bought the 13-unit, unnamed apartment building.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 911; atta; hollywood

1 posted on 02/01/2010 5:49:11 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
Something similar to this happened in Kansas City many years ago. KC had its own serial killer named Bob Berdella, who raped, tortured, and murdered (there were rumors of cannibalism too, but he was never prosecuted for it) a bunch of men. He also ran a store known as "Bob's Bizarre Bazaar" at the Westport Flea Market Bar and Grill (best burgers in KC!).

Anyway, after he was convicted, his house (where he did his evil business) was put up for sale. A local philanthropist (and former convicted felon!), Del Dunmeyer bought the place, knocked the house down, then split the property in two, giving 1/2 to each of the neighbors, after securing promises that they would never build or expand a residence on that land, in order to ensure that nobody ever lived there again.


2 posted on 02/01/2010 6:17:48 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: MarkL

No other fate is possible for a place with such a past.

3 posted on 02/01/2010 7:04:20 PM PST by Ciexyz
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