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Miami Beach offering 6 lifeguard towers in online auction

Posted: 9:28 AM, Aug 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-16 12:03:24-04

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The city of Miami Beach is offering six iconic and colorful lifeguard towers in an online auction.

The auction began Tuesday and officials say the towers have sold brought in between $100 and $3,500 in previous sales.

The Sun Sentinel reports the city is replacing the towers with newer ones that are more resistant to hurricanes.

City spokeswoman Melissa Berthier says the vintage towers can be transformed into a treehouse, tiki bar or a big dog house. They are being  sold  in an "as is" condition. One has a patriotic theme and is listed in "cosmetically very good" condition. Another is accented with yellow, turquoise and purple hues. And a tower splashed with shades of lavender, was damaged during Hurricane Irma.

The auction ends August 28.