Iconic NJ House, Split by Sandy, Demolished

By Brian Thompson
|  Friday, Dec 21, 2012  |  Updated 6:22 PM EDT
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The house that provided what may have been the most famous picture from Hurricane Sandy is no more. The home in Union Beach was torn down on Friday morning. Brian Thompson reports.

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The house that provided what may have been the most famous picture from Hurricane Sandy is no more. The home in Union Beach was torn down on Friday morning. Brian Thompson reports.

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Iconic NJ House, Split by Sandy, Demolished

A 150-year-old house that was so badly damaged by Sandy in Union Beach, N.J., that it was featured on the cover of Newsweek has been demolished after its owners determined it would be too costly to save.

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A 150-year-old house that was so badly damaged by Sandy in Union Beach, N.J., that it was featured on the cover of Newsweek still has a chance to be saved, its occupant says. Brian Thompson reports.
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A 150-year-old house that was so badly damaged by Sandy in Union Beach, N.J., that it was featured on the cover of Newsweek has been demolished after its owners determined it would be too costly to save.

Jon Zois, who has lived in the home for the past six months, previously told NBC 4 New York that his father and aunt, who own the home, had engineers look at whether it could be saved.

They were told that it could be repaired, but the family ultimately decided reconstruction was cost-prohibitive and had it torn down.

The home was demolished Friday. The front door was saved and will be converted into a table at a local restaurant, NBC 4 New York has learned.

The Zois family said they would like to build a new house that looks just like the one that would captivate the nation as an image of destruction, but that any new house they built would be constructed to withstand a storm like Sandy. 

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