Hurricane Sandy Topples Crane 90 Stories Above The Ground

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The FDNY is at a high-rise under construction in Midtown where a crane has collapsed.

Donald Trump took this Instagram photo of the toppled crane in New York City

The call came in around2:30 p.m. Monday at the building on West 57th Street. The top of the crane, about 75-stories up, could be seen dangling down from the luxury building.

All residents of buildings on West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues have been ordered to move to lower floors. All others have been told to avoid the area.

There is no falling debris, but the Department of Buildings is on the scene. Emergency officials have also closed the westbound side of 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues.

The site of the crane collapse is One57, a 1,004-foot tower that once completed, will be New York City’s tallest residential building.

All construction work in the city was suspended by the Department of Buildings at 5 p.m. Saturday in anticipation of high winds from Hurricane Sandy. Contractors and property owners were told to secure construction sites and buildings.

The Department of Buildings said Sunday that it had inspected all construction sites in the city. source – CBS Local


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