Toppled crane dangles over 57th Street in NYC

Our flight home was canceled and here we sit waiting for Hurricane Sandy to hit. But the story of the moment is not the hurricane but a crane attached to the One57 building: the boom has snapped and the crane is dangling over 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues.

Currently under construction as a luxury condominium project with penthouse floors being snapped up in the area of $80-$100 million, One57 is slated to be – for awhile, at least, the tallest building in New York City. It’s a few blocks away from us and just one block from Taylor’s apartment.

They’re saying that the wind gusts at that height are currently 100 mph.

The winds are gusting higher and higher as the crane dangles over 57th Street (polloplayer photo)

Broadway is lined with emergency vehicles (polloplayer photo)

Of all the places to be in NYC, here we sit…

One57 has never been more controversial than it is today…(polloplayer photo)

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4 Responses to Toppled crane dangles over 57th Street in NYC

  1. Katherine says:

    WHOA! That is some crazy drama. I hope no one gets hurt.

    (Meanwhile – “One57”? hmmm… reminds me of being in DC and walking down G street to H street and then getting to Eye Street and thinking “what?… ooohhhhh.” a little too cute if you ask me.)

    Be safe!

  2. tdevir says:

    scary stuff! stay away!

  3. pollo amigo says:

    However will they get that thing down?

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