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Portions of Billy Joel's Long Island home were demolished in about an hour on Thursday as part of his long-awaited renovation plans to raise the home.
Photos taken from the street show an excavator at work, pulling down a portion of Joel's Sag Harbor, New York, home to make way for renovations which include combining the two homes on his property with a two-story addition and raising one of the homes about 30 feet.
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The home, which has its windows boarded up to protect them, can be seen with debris surrounding it.
In August 2018, Newsday reported that Joel had been seeking permission to perform the renovations and raising since 2016 and that raising the home was in an effort to become compliant with FEMA standards.
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The Sag Harbor Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review voted and approved his latest plans in September 2018, according to 27East.
Joel's home is said to be close to the seawater, putting it in a precarious place...
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