Crane collapse in New York City due to the high winds!!
Breaking on CNN.
I know how it feels.
It's collapse isn't complete, it's hanging by a few cables, but I agree that it will NEVER be president.
Damn it- sorry.
Being evacuated from my apartment next to Carnegie because of it. Not happy.
Who will sue the construction company?
R4 where will you go?
R4 It's horrid being evacuated but please go and stay safe. I've been evacuated for bomb scares a few times and whilst it's not fun nor is it nice for the officials dealing with the evacuation having people give them a hard time.
Sorry to hear about that r4.
Stay safe and good luck.
Hey baby I hear the blues a'callin'...
Tossed salad and scrambled eggs!
Breaking news? damn...fucking media sensationalizes everything...focus on people who are being evacuated or without power. Not "oMg!!1111!! CrAnE cOlLaPsEs!!!11111!!! "
R4, was the hotel your choice, do they just evacuate you and say good luck finding a place or how does it work?
R12 - do you realize how heavy a crane is and how much damage it could do? This actually could be a big deal.
What the fuck was the crane even doing there!
R4 - there are many nice hotels nearby - go somewhere safe with room service!
Which of the 15 species of cranes was this one that collapsed? Whooping?
First evacuate. Then ejaculate.
Would love to know what R4 pays for rent.
Yes, it is serious, but the media is clearly orgazming over the dangling crane.
It's been dangling for hours, but this just happened:
[quote]*4 Alarm* 157 West 57 St FDNY Transmitting a 4 alarm for the crane collapsed on to of the 75 story building.
Something about to happen?
Constructicon, transform and fly away!
who won't r5
I hope it bashes and collapses that rich shits bldg. ONE HUNDRED MILLION for the penthouse. GO CRANE
Just watching CNN coverage now and it's a hoot. Piers Morgan is telling us that this very morning Donald Trump could tell that the weight distribution was off on the apparatus and that he notified someone to do something about it! Did I mishear this gem? Trump is inflicting himself in NY's latest, greatest drama/crisis/tragedy possibly due to negligence!
We were also informed that the penthouse in this, NY's largest residential building, just sold for $90 MILLION.
Does TV get better than this because I hardly ever watch. Maybe I should pick it up.
R13 one of the nicer hotels in the area was evacuated because of the accident.
R20 it could be because steam and water is about to be shut down in the area. If the crane's collapse is complete, it would cut through the pipes in the area. Shutting down steam on its on can be tricky and can explode. My guess it's as a precaution.
If it falls it could fucking BOUNCE down W 57th St due to the wind. That would be very serious.
I saw Soledad Obrien reporting in front of this very crane this morning on CNN. She said it had been secured. Im glad it didnt fall on her though, I actually like her now.
I would have thought the crane would have been taken down or...what ever the fuck they do with cranes when a storm is coming in.
I have a similar, 20 story crane next block over from me. I watched them put that thing up. It took a week or more to put it up, and have no idea how long it take to bring it down. Can't imagine how much notice it would have taken to bring down a 90 story crane. Crazy!!!
That building (157 W 57th) is a disgusting display of avarice. If it gets knocked down, it's no big loss.
As it happens, one of the reasons that the building could be tuilt so high is that the developers purchased the air rights from some of the buildings that have now been evacuated, including (but not limited to) 140 West 58th Street and 205 West 57th. They also purchased 179 West 57th and turned it condo, retaining the air rights. So at least some of those being evacuated have profited from the construction.
My recollection is that Extell, the developer, has had some trouble with collapsing cranes before, notably one that fell onto a baby carriage on the upper West side.
This is freaking Donald Trump out!
I heard Anderson is getting ready to climb the crane and report from the top!
It's Obama's fault!
Lately Mayor Bloomberg has been riding his private hobbyhorses of fizzy drinks and benches in Times Square. He is neglecting core city business, having failed to make the bribery-infested Buildings Department enforce laws that developers routinely break. It is a wonder that more accidents do not take place.
Power out on 23rd but I am powered by a generater.
Is the baby OK R31? Say the baby's ok, no matter.
I can't take all this tragedy. Where are my pills?
Bloomberg sounded pretty pissed off a few minutes ago. Would you damn New Yorkers stop calling 911 (for no reason) and get off the fucking streets!!!
Laurence O'Donnell says to call 311 if 911 won't take your calls.
[quote]Laurence O'Donnell says to call 311 if 911 won't take your calls.
911 refuses to take my calls.
Momma's mussy wanting a humpy policeman PRONTO!
In the movie, as the crane flies toward the bus load of Dominican orphans the Trump character has procured to polish his collection of cubic zirconia dinnerware, the thing on the Trump character's head, in an act of defiance and disgust with what it has been sitting on fo 40 years, will gallantly fly into its path, tangling it and forcing it to crash on Trump, impaling him on the spot his genitals are supposed to be.
Thousands having to evacuate that area, and they have to serve a hotel, so emergency services does what they can but expect you to do what you can. I ended up going to a friend's uptown because I didn't want to go to a hotel with no power, and all the hotels I would go to are below 42nd.
Things are getting very hairy here in NY.
This is feeling very similar to 9/11 to me, especially the reaction from the media which is a real mess. All this talk about how things will immediately get back to normal.
I think tomorrow is going to be tremendously ugly.
I'm not looking forward to watching the news tomorrow.
So Piers Morgan used this near-cataclysm in which everyone on a downwind street was a potential victim so he could suck his own and/or Trump's dick? How refreshing, yet again.
If the crane goes, taking out establishments left, right and center, and who knows which other "human matter" that might be collateral to putting up one of the best luxury highrises NY has ever known, what will happen?
Nothing. The cunt Romney will probably be president.
I have a nail appointment tomorrow they better not be closed
Oh I loved The Lost Language of Cranes!!!
The entire FRONT of a building in Chelsea has blown off, I am not kidding! I heard that news this afternoon.
Don't worry r47....it was an illegal immigrant hotel and not up to code.
I am nice 20 year old polish boy who was in hotel when face fall off. Can someone take me in?
Why didn't they take it down before the storm?
R49, can you catch a plane? or swim?
We would stay only in our parents' favorites:
The St. Regis
R1 and R10 had me rolling.
Some of those establishments are rather too close to that swinging crane sweetie.
Seriously, for you DL engineers, how in the hell will they dismantle that thing even if it doesn't give way to gravity?
W & W for R10
hey there, beautiful, here's an idea for a thread: occupations with a complete lack of DL posters
r55 -- you shore it up with additional cables and then use the equipment used to get it up to get it down
When the wind dies down, maybe a helicopter could help?
Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft!
r10 just made me look like I was laughing at Sandy's victims.
Because people were living there R50. It's in Chelsea
Della A thousand fairies will fly up, shoulder the crane, and all at risk will be saved.
I live half a block from it. They won't let us outside.
Can someone check with Piers to see what Donald has to say about it this morning?
I love the film Superman too much. I keep wanting him to fly in and reassemble it.
Della should be punched in the cunt.
Bravo R41, very funny. Please wright some more gems and sign them so that we know that they are yours. More. please.
[quote]Please wright some more gems
Della, don't you remember when a similar thing happened (worse actually since the crane completely collapsed) when they were putting the roof on Miller Park?
Are you sure Chris Christie didn't accidentally knock it over? ;)
Miller Park wasn't quite comparable with high winds and a large, canyonous (is that a word?!) avenue dangling below and in front of...
Yup, I remember that r70. Two workers were killed.
What's on the dangling crane's Ipod?
De Crane! De CRANE!!!
Is it fixed?
It's fixed in the sense of being immobilized, not in the sense of being repaired. But people have been allowed to return to their apartments.
Apparently they were also allowed to remain IN their apartments, but not to exit and reenter freely. That limitation has also been removed.
It would be nice if they could make it a permanent part of the building, kind of like Mike Mulligan's steam shovel.