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    Good now get the thing down. Still makes me nervous that it's up there.

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    Dentists suing owner of crane damaged by Hurricane Sandy: Evacuation hurt our business!

    Winds left crane dangling over street 90 stories below

    By Robert Gearty / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

    Friday, November 9, 2012, 10:06 PM


    Rex Features via AP Images

    A crane collapsed on West 57th Street that hangs perilously from what is to be Manhattan's tallest apartment building in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy last week.


    Two dentists are suing the owner of a crane left dangling perilously over midtown after Hurricane Sandy, for damages incurred from losing a week's worth of business while they were evacuated.

    Sandy's high winds caused the giant crane at 157 W. 57th St. to snap backwards, forcing the evacuation of homes and businesses in the area from Monday, Oct. 29 until late the following Sunday evening.

    Barry Musikant and Caroline Stern said their dental practices at 119 W. 59th St. were among the businesses affected by the mishap.

    The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Federal Court, says Musikant also had to evacuate his home on W. 57th St.

    Musikant and Stern are seeking unspecified damages.

    Named as defendants were the crane's owner, Pinnacle Industries, and contractor Lend Lease.

    They could not be reached for comment.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...#ixzz2Bn6LLwvG

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    Vertigo-Inducing Photos of the Collapsed One57 Crane

    by Jessica Dailey

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    We've been waiting and wishing for up-close-and-personal photos of the collapsed One57 crane, and the day has finally come. Construction Graffiti shared these awesome and insane photos of crews securing the crumpled crane, 1,000 feet up in the air. The perspective is amazing and semi-terrifying at the same time, really giving a sense of just how tall One57 is and just how far the crane could have fallen.



    These photos were taken on November 4, the day the crane was finally secured. Hurricane Sandy had snapped the boom in half like a flower, and it dangled over 57th Street for six days.



    Now that it's secured, crews are working to dismantle it and replace it with a new crane. The neighbors, on the other hand, are busy suing Pinnacle Industries and Lend Lease over the incident.



    Click through for more photos.

    Holy Crane Graffiti! [Construction Graffiti]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2012/1...ne57_crane.php

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    I am wondering if work to remove this crane will start immediately; of will the 'law suit' issues require that the 'evidence' remain intact while the crane and possible causes of the accident are scrutinized. It will be determined at some point what exactly caused this collapse; but it wall clearly 'human error' - after all, this was not an 'unexpected' hurricane.

    Even without formal training/experience in the subject the cause seems 'obvious' enough if you view all the video; and have some cursory understanding of a 'weather vane' effect. I have never seen a crane in 'weather vane' mode where the boom was not place at a near 'right angle' to the tower structure: this way 'head-on' winds do not cause any lateral forces to the boom or tower. This was NOT the case on the 57th street crane, I noticed something different there; this crane operator on 57th street left the boom at a near 45 degree angle in order to clear the top of the building: that angle hampered the intended 'weather vane' free movement of the boom section. In essence: a boom positioned at a 45 degree angle 'catches' more wind force than the same boom 'catches' at a 90 degree angle.

    It's all elementary Watson: didn't these engineers watch the Sherlock Holmes tv series on BBC.....LOL
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    Don't know about crane removal, but the construction elevators have been going for a week now. I have to assume that they've continued work on glassing in the rest of the building. No need to be doing more work outside in the winter than necessary. This will definitely delay a couple of the curves that hadn't been installed yet, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by infoshare View Post
    I am wondering if work to remove this crane will start immediately; of will the 'law suit' issues require that the 'evidence' remain intact while the crane and possible causes of the accident are scrutinized. It will be determined at some point what exactly caused this collapse; but it wall clearly 'human error' - after all, this was not an 'unexpected' hurricane.
    Protecting evidence is only relevant in cases prosecuted by the government or as requested by an agency with oversight authority. For a civil case the plaintiff would need to be granted a court order to intervene in any way with the actions of the defendant before a trial.

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    They are building a derrick on top of the building to remove and replace the damaged crane. This is proceeding immediately. Pictures and video of the crane will suffice as evidence.

    They don't leave bodies lying around during murder trials after all!

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    They have the extender way out on that JLG boom lift. I bet there's a lot of bouncing.

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    Beautiful! I hope that 225 W 57th is even taller and better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tectonic View Post
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    What's happening with that pre-war looking building in the foreground. Is that Carnegie Hall? What are those ropes for?
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    They're expanding the old studios atop Carnegie Hall.

    Studio Towers Renovation Project

    The Studio Towers Renovation Project will enable Carnegie Hall to transform its facilities, ensuring that the Hall remains the premier international destination for the world's greatest artists in the 21st century and beyond.

    "For 120 years, Carnegie Hall has been known as one of the world's greatest concert halls and as a premier destination for the world's finest artists. With the creation of these newly expanded facilities, we seek to build on Carnegie Hall's amazing history, ensuring that our building continues to reinvent itself to meet the needs of the 21st century, remaining a place as important to the future of music as it has been to the past." — Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director

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    Does anyone know how the intend to remove the crane?

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    Their going to cut it up into little pieces and lower them down with the roof crane.

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