Authorities evacuated and closed the street until 4 p.m., after crews had lowered the load and conducted a safety inspection.
Though no injuries were reported, the scene reminded New Yorkers of a strikingly similar incident during Hurricane Sandy, when high winds caused a crane to dangle over the same One57 residential building.
“I’m just shocked again, the same building,” one resident told WCBS. “If they get more inspectors or fine them heavily for these mishaps, maybe something will change.”
Social media users responded with similar frustration:
Oh good that crane on 57th is broken again. I was starting to miss their life-threatening shenanigans!— Cecily Strong (@cecilybecily) October 7, 2013
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