Investigators look into crane severely damaged by Sandy in Manhattan

Investigators are examining a construction crane collapse atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan due to high winds during Hurricane Sandy.

November 01, 2012 |

Investigators are examining a construction crane collapse atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan due to high winds during Hurricane Sandy.

The crane dangled precariously, causing some buildings, including 900 guests at the Parker Meridien hotel, to be evacuated as a precaution, and the streets below were cleared.

The nearly completed high-rise is known as One57 and is in one of the city's most desirable neighborhoods, near Carnegie Hall, Columbus Circle, and Central Park. The crane had been inspected, along with other city cranes, on Friday and was found to be ready for the weather.

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