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Crane strikes Lower Manhattan building

March 27, 2010 11:36PM

A 20-plus-story construction crane “teetered” and struck the corner of
a Lower Manhattan commercial building, according to NBC. Long Island
City-based Bay Crane erected the crane at 80 Maiden Lane, the old Fire
Companies Building, this morning. There were no injuries when the crane
crashed into the building around 7 p.m., “but rattled nerves,” NBC
said, and two buildings were evacuated. The police and fire departments
as well as the Department of Buildings are trying to determine the
cause of the collapse. As of 11 p.m., there were more than 135
firefighters still on the scene, NBC reported. TRD

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