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Stalled crane once again dangles from One57

October 07, 2013 12:46PM

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Crane dangling from 157 57th Street after Hurricane Sandy, Gary Barnett (inset)

Crane dangling from One57 after Hurricane Sandy and Extell’s Gary Barnett (inset)

UPDATED, 5:45 p.m., October 7: A rogue crane at Gary Barnett’s One57 site menaced 57th Street once again. A crane at work on the luxury condominium development currently under construction stalled with a heavy load dangling in midair, according to preliminary reports.

As a precaution, 57th Street was shut off between Sixth and Seventh avenues from 11:20 a.m., officials told DNAinfo, in front of the same 157 57th Street locale where a crane snapped and dangled atop the building after Hurricane Sandy.  The street reopened later in the day at 5:13 p.m. The incident forced a weeklong area evacuation until the device was secured.

A replacement crane was hoisted to the top of the construction site and assembled horizontally in May, during which the nearby Alwyn Court and Briarcliff apartment buildings had to be evacuated, according to reports. There is no word yet as to whether today’s problem crane was this replacement. [DNAinfo]Julie Strickland

  • Damn

    Buildings got no luck. Id be afraid it would get hit by flying object.

  • Loman

    if Gary had the experienced required to be a developer, he could visit his sites and spot glaring safety issues, or at least tell his people what to look for. This is why buck toothed jewelers shouldn’t pretend to be real estate developers.

  • Mitch

    Loman,
    That buck toothed developer has a lot more money than you buddy. It’s real easy to just bash anonymously online when you are just broke and depressed and can’t pay your rent.

  • Damn

    He does resemble a beaver

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