Hurricane Sandy: NYC Crane Dangles in Storm Winds

A crane has partially collapsed at a high-rise building under construction in Manhattan.
3:00 | 10/29/12

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A little -- -- Eric. You can they went and so that crane is still up there but to add. The big concern is trying to get people out of the surrounding buildings. Because they're big fear is that that -- comes down in this -- and it could just go the house and around and they don't know where it's gonna Lander what's gonna happen. Which is why -- moment all of us back right now yeah now. Maybe just building here we -- all of that way and that any idea how many buildings -- we're talking getting fairly area. -- -- -- -- -- -- I'll know right now is definitely that dark building that that dark got a window building directly across and there's one -- -- pointed out pat. That is the building that they are going to be definitely evacuating right now. And it I don't know that's an apartment building -- -- -- building but that's what I know that they're clearing out and none. It certainly has -- -- comes down they just don't know where it's gonna go. That's what -- probably wind gusts to 55 to sixty in New York City at the top of that building could be near 100. Miles per hour well that's what that crane is fighting right now. And that's why go wow that's why I think Mike Mike -- source also said that it reiterate what the policeman told you. Images too risky to send someone -- -- -- that -- trying to rescue country how. And it's absolutely terrorists he -- Had absolutely -- rescued now that it did not assert. The officer did tell me that these -- are -- They display in the win every -- that they're up there there's wind gusts up there and obviously not at this level but -- wind gusts that hot so they're built to withstand some wind gusts. Certainly a hundred miles an hours. Pretty high wind gusts up there's I don't know about -- But as characters showing you expect tab but there and is that dangling portion that their very much afraid. Collect com list. And could come toppling down it and -- -- don't -- they don't know where it would dollar pick came down.

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