Monday, October 29, 2012
CBSNew York is reporting a crane has collapsed at 2:30 p.m. Monday at a building on West 57th Street in Midtown Manhattan. The top of the crane is 75-stories up.
All construction work in the city was suspended by the Buildings Department 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.
Emergency officials have closed the westbound side of 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues.
Editor Update: Contessa Brewer tweeted a friend in the area had just entered a cab when a piece of the crane fell to the ground near her. Very scary.