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City expected to begin One57 crane rescue tomorrow

November 02, 2012 02:30PM

The city now has a plan to retrieve the dangling crane at One57, the Wall Street Journal reported. Work is expected to begin tomorrow — and will take an estimated 36 hours, according to the New York Observer’s Twitter feed.

To get the machinery down, a worker will reportedly rotate the whole crane using a hand crank, which will turn the boom toward the building, according to the Journal. Cables will then secure the boom to steel arms that have been installed near the top of the tower. Then a derrick will be installed to lower the damaged machinery down to street level.

A Department of Buildings spokesperson declined the Journal’s request for comment.

Extell, the developer of One57, could face lawsuits from surrounding businesses from the incident, as The Real Deal told you previously. [WSJ]Zachary Kussin