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Crane dangles from NYC high-rise, clearing streets

Crane dangles from NYC high-rise, clearing streets

A construction crane is dangling off a luxury high-rise in New York City, prompting a large emergency response as a huge storm bears down on New York City.
The crane is at West 57th Street. No injuries are reported, but streets have been cleared as a precaution.
The call came in around 2:30 p.m. Monday as conditions worsened from the approaching Hurricane Sandy. Meteorologists say winds that far off the ground might have been close to 95 mph (150 kph) at the time.
The New York City Buildings Department had suspended construction work at 5 p.m. Saturday in anticipation of the storm. It reminded contractors and property owners to secure construction sites and buildings.
A six-bedroom penthouse at the building, called One57, is under contract for a reported $90 million.


Updated : 2021-02-27 21:25 GMT+08:00