In an emotional two-hour meeting [Saturday], the city's acting buildings commissioner warned the construction industry that "if there's any more crane accidents, he's shutting the whole city down," sources at the emergency summit said.
'1 MORE AND WE SHUT CITY DOWN'
Acting Department of Buildings boss Robert LiMandri told the closed-door confab at the agency's downtown headquarters that officials were also considering a new commission to regulate crane operations, the sources said.
The city is also weighing third-party inspections of crane equipment before it's set up at sites, said the sources.
[Saturday's] meeting, attended by about 80 developers, construction managers and union leaders, came as new revelations emerged about the shockingly poor condition of the giant crane that suddenly snapped Friday and killed two workers.