This is from Lend Lease, the construction management firm.
“At approximately 2:35pm today, the One57 tower crane boom became damaged by the high winds of hurricane Sandy. The hurricane storm winds have pushed the crane boom over the cab section of the high rise crane at One 57th Street.
NYC emergency personnel are on site working to get people away from any potential impact area should any additional failure take place.
The crane was last inspected on Friday, October 26 by the Operating Engineer from Postroad Ironworks following a checklist provided by the Engineer of Record.
We are working with structural engineers and the DOB on evaluating any additional measures that can be taken to secure the boom and crane structure. Current weather and wind conditions remain very severe.”
Mary Costello |Senior Vice President | Head of Corporate Affairs | Lend Lease