The roof to the observatory of the Versace is open during a media tour of the Versace Mansion Tuesday, July 23, 2013 on Miami Beach, Fla. Though the Versace family hasn't owned the oceanfront mansion since 2000, auctioneers hope the Italian designer's legacy will attract bidders to the Miami Beach property when it goes up for auction Sept. 17. Gianni Versace was fatally shot on the mansion's stone front steps in 1997 by serial killer Andrew Cunanan.
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published Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
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Snake-haired, golden Medusa heads still glint from the gates, the swimming pool and flower pots at 1116 Ocean Drive, vestiges of the glamour fashion designer Gianni Versace brought to South Beach before his death on his own front steps.