Photo courtesy Twitter/57UN
Hurricane Sandy is starting to wreak major havoc here in New York City. The storm is allegedly to blame for a partially collapsed crane that is now dangling from a 1,000-foot-tall skyscraper under construction in Midtown Manhattan. The 90-story luxury condo tower—to be NYC's tallest residential building when it's complete—was designed by French architect Christian de Portzamparc. There are no reported injuries so far.
Photo courtesy Curbed.
Dubbed One57, the skyscraper is located on West 57th Street, near Carnegie Hall. (We featured the $1.5 billion project earlier this year.) According to Reuters, city officials are concerned the crane may fall and have ordered residents of neighboring towers to move to lower levels of their buildings.
I happened to pass by the building over the weekend and took this photo. Photo © Jenna M. McKnight
Rendering courtesy Atelier Christian de Portzamparc
Live video footage of the dangling crane from NBC. View more videos at: http://nbcnewyork.com.