Hurricane Sandy Crane Collapse at 157 West 57th Street (VIDEO)

Hurricane Sandy Crane Collapse at 157 West 57th Street (VIDEO)

Hurricane Sandy claimed some of its first major damage with the crane collapse at 157 West 57th Street.

Here’s what you need to know:

– The name of the luxury tower building is One57

– The street near the crane is blocked

– Occupants of buildings on West 57th Street were asked to move lower in their building. Firefighters evacuated 300 apartments in 3 buildings and are preparing to evacuate more.

– The crane is on top of what will be a 90 story luxury tower One57. The crane arm dangles from the 75th floor.

– Cost of a penthouse with a view of Central Park in the One57 building is $115 million. The cheapest condo in the building is only $16.75 million.

– The crane could completely come down, no one knows for sure. The partial collapse happened at 2:45 PM. There are no plans to dismantle the crane because of danger from the coming storm.

– There are no reported injuries

– More than 100 emergency workers were on scene after the crane came down

– The crane was owned by Bovis Lend Lease. People are questioning whether or not the crane was properly tied down.

Watch the video below:

One Response

  1. Jenny jordaan Says:

    I am very angry over the government that they didn’t provide any pre informative details regarding sandy hurricane, if they could just bump some signals than we could have managed to save hundreds of lives. Thanks admin for sharing this video.






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