Steve Jobs hopes to tear down mansion

May 12, 2009 9:55:32 AM PDT
It's Steve Jobs versus preservationists at Tuesday night's Woodside city council meeting.

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The council is expected to make a decision on the Apple co-founders request to tear down an 84-year old empty mansion he owns there to build a smaller modern house.

He calls the mansion an abomination that would cost more to restore than to replace. But preservationists call the home designed by George Washington Smith an architectural treasure worthy of the national register.

Jobs is currently on leave as Apple's CEO for health reasons.

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