Monday, October 29, 2012
Crane collapses in high winds
High winds from Hurricane Sandy's approach damaged a large crane atop the 75-story skyscraper One57, leaving it dangling at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan as gusts from the massive storm begin to whip up.
Police are evacuating the area between Fifth and Eighth Avenues around 57th Street in anticipation that the arm could crash to the street. The arm of the crane, usually aimed skyward, has been doubled backward and is hanging limply with broken support beams jutting from all sides.
With wind speeds now approaching 90 mph as Sandy ramps up, it would be dangerous for workers to attempt to secure the crane at the top of the building.
A site in Williamsburg was also felled by the wind.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 3:57 PM
Labels: Brooklyn, construction, crane collapse, evacuation, FDNY, hurricane, manhattan, williamsburg, wind
how does one get to Carnegie Hall,(W.57st.& 7th Ave.)?
do not walk by 1 W.57St.!!!!!!
Practice, practice, practice.
Maspeth Mom say....
The Storm was on the radar for the past severl days,the crane could have been secured or dismantled before the storm. But that was a decision based on saving money. Now the crane has collapsed... they will need to have it dismanted and put a new crane up to finish the project. I wonder what kind of moral values the Project Management team, has that allowed the crane to stay up. Its just sheer luck that it didnt break clear off, crash into a building and kill people who where hunkered down for the storm.
Thank you ladies and germs! Take my wife....PLEASE!
Lower Manhattan no longer prime real estate ...
Sell, sell, sell!
The Storm was on the radar for the past severl days,the crane could have been secured or dismantled before the storm. But that was a decision based on saving money.
I stare at this crane wonder high in the sky and say to myself this crane attached 70 stories to the side of the building - what if? Now the Maspeth Mom said what I thought the other day - how are they going to take it down in time for the storm - they won't because I think they are scared to death to bring it down because it's never been done before?
The new World Trad Center has 2 cranes on top of their roof - what different about that one? Didn't we have enough accidents in the last years to be vigilant and have plans for this? Now firefighters have to deal with it to protect us from the owners of the buildings bad decisions? Going forward a big $$ bond for these activities should be put up by the crane company - construction firm!
one wonders which group will hi-jack the term "DANGLING CRANES"?
The capitalists who owned the building?
Maspeth Mom says....
They dismantle cranes all the time when they are finished with the building, they dont leave them there forever. It was a decision based solely on money. Pinnacle is lucky that the crane didnt kill, but now that decision will cost them double. Piss poor planning equals poor performace!!!
But they're capitalists, so they can do anything that they want if it makes money!
the Capitalists can not do ANYTHING they want. They are heavily regulated by the federal government.
read the Dodd-Frank Law.and make sure you relate which administration passed it.
when you get laid off or can not get employment ,it is because management can no longer afford your labor costs, because of the Fed. Government's numerous taxes and business restrictions.
Well...I'm not going to crane my neck to try and get a glimpse of it...too dangerous!
Anon No. 11: And some of these guys would try to get away with everything, which is why laws like Dodd-Frank are needed. If they were operating properly, laws like that wouldn't be needed.
Guys like the ones your defending used to fight child labor laws as well.
They dismantle cranes all the time when they are finished with the building, they dont leave them there forever. It was a decision based solely on money.
They took their chances doubling down that a hurricane coming through wouldn't take out their crane? They should be put through hell and pay restitution for shutting down businesses in that part of town. It's bad enough that I can't take the subway to work in Columbus Circle, but the crane is preventing me from entering my building 2 avenues away to work - I lose................
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