Inspections of Dangling NYC Crane Completed

Buildings Department chief spokesman Tony Sclafani has said that a strong wind gust during superstorm Sandy likely was a major factor in the crane accident on Monday nigh

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    Experts are reviewing plans to secure the arm of a crane that's been dangling off a luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan.     

    City officials said Thursday that inspections of the crane have been completed.     

    Meanwhile, the city has lifted its pre-storm ban on all outdoor construction work.     

    Crane Collapses on 57th Street Amid Fierce Winds

    [NY] Crane Collapses on 57th Street Amid Fierce Winds
    Sandy lookback: a construction crane atop luxury condo building 157 West 57th Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues, collapses amid fierce winds Monday, Oct. 29, 2012.

    Buildings Department chief spokesman Tony Sclafani has said that a strong wind gust during superstorm Sandy likely was a major factor in the crane accident on Monday night.     

    Experts also have been examining how the crane was positioned.     

    Engineers climbed the 74-story building in the midst of the storm to inspect the crane.     

    Neighboring buildings were evacuated, including a hotel with 900 guests. 

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