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Crane collapse in New York City due to the high winds!!

Breaking on CNN.

by Anonymousreply 7811/07/2012

I know how it feels.

by Anonymousreply 110/29/2012

It's collapse isn't complete, it's hanging by a few cables, but I agree that it will NEVER be president.

by Anonymousreply 210/29/2012


Damn it- sorry.

by Anonymousreply 310/29/2012

Being evacuated from my apartment next to Carnegie because of it. Not happy.

by Anonymousreply 410/29/2012

Who will sue the construction company?

by Anonymousreply 510/29/2012

R4 where will you go?

by Anonymousreply 610/29/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 710/29/2012

Hotel r6.

by Anonymousreply 810/29/2012

Sorry to hear about that r4.

Stay safe and good luck.

by Anonymousreply 910/29/2012

Bring me the one you call ANDERSON COOPER!!!!

by Anonymousreply 1010/29/2012

Hey baby I hear the blues a'callin'...

Tossed salad and scrambled eggs!

by Anonymousreply 1110/29/2012

Breaking news? damn...fucking media sensationalizes everything...focus on people who are being evacuated or without power. Not "oMg!!1111!! CrAnE cOlLaPsEs!!!11111!!! "

by Anonymousreply 1210/29/2012

R4, was the hotel your choice, do they just evacuate you and say good luck finding a place or how does it work?

by Anonymousreply 1310/29/2012

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!

by Anonymousreply 1410/29/2012

Which of the 15 species of cranes was this one that collapsed? Whooping?

by Anonymousreply 1510/29/2012

lol r10

by Anonymousreply 1610/29/2012

First evacuate. Then ejaculate.



by Anonymousreply 1710/29/2012

Would love to know what R4 pays for rent.

by Anonymousreply 1810/29/2012

Yes, it is serious, but the media is clearly orgazming over the dangling crane.

by Anonymousreply 1910/29/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 2010/29/2012

Constructicon, transform and fly away!

by Anonymousreply 2110/29/2012

who won't r5

by Anonymousreply 2210/29/2012

I hope it bashes and collapses that rich shits bldg. ONE HUNDRED MILLION for the penthouse. GO CRANE

by Anonymousreply 2310/29/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2410/29/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2510/29/2012

If it falls it could fucking BOUNCE down W 57th St due to the wind. That would be very serious.

by Anonymousreply 2610/29/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2710/29/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 2810/29/2012

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!!!

by Anonymousreply 2910/29/2012

That building (157 W 57th) is a disgusting display of avarice. If it gets knocked down, it's no big loss.

by Anonymousreply 3010/29/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3110/29/2012

This is freaking Donald Trump out!

by Anonymousreply 3210/29/2012

I heard Anderson is getting ready to climb the crane and report from the top!

by Anonymousreply 3310/29/2012

It's Obama's fault!

by Anonymousreply 3410/29/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 3510/29/2012

Power out on 23rd but I am powered by a generater.


by Anonymousreply 3610/29/2012

Is the baby OK R31? Say the baby's ok, no matter.

I can't take all this tragedy. Where are my pills?

by Anonymousreply 3710/29/2012

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!!!

by Anonymousreply 3810/29/2012

Laurence O'Donnell says to call 311 if 911 won't take your calls.

by Anonymousreply 3910/29/2012

[quote]Laurence O'Donnell says to call 311 if 911 won't take your calls.

911 refuses to take my calls.

by Anonymousreply 4010/29/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4110/29/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4210/29/2012

I'm not looking forward to watching the news tomorrow.

by Anonymousreply 4310/29/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 4410/29/2012

I have a nail appointment tomorrow they better not be closed

by Anonymousreply 4510/29/2012

Oh I loved The Lost Language of Cranes!!!

by Anonymousreply 4610/29/2012

The entire FRONT of a building in Chelsea has blown off, I am not kidding! I heard that news this afternoon.

by Anonymousreply 4710/29/2012

Don't worry was an illegal immigrant hotel and not up to code.

by Anonymousreply 4810/29/2012

I am nice 20 year old polish boy who was in hotel when face fall off. Can someone take me in?

by Anonymousreply 4910/29/2012

Why didn't they take it down before the storm?

by Anonymousreply 5010/29/2012

R49, can you catch a plane? or swim?

by Anonymousreply 5110/29/2012

We would stay only in our parents' favorites:

The Regency The Pierre The St. Regis

by Anonymousreply 5210/30/2012

R1 and R10 had me rolling.

by Anonymousreply 5310/30/2012

Some of those establishments are rather too close to that swinging crane sweetie.

by Anonymousreply 5410/30/2012

Seriously, for you DL engineers, how in the hell will they dismantle that thing even if it doesn't give way to gravity?

by Anonymousreply 5510/30/2012

W & W for R10

by Anonymousreply 5610/30/2012

[55] ...crickets...

hey there, beautiful, here's an idea for a thread: occupations with a complete lack of DL posters

by Anonymousreply 5710/30/2012

r55 -- you shore it up with additional cables and then use the equipment used to get it up to get it down

by Anonymousreply 5810/30/2012

When the wind dies down, maybe a helicopter could help?

by Anonymousreply 5910/30/2012

Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft!

by Anonymousreply 6010/30/2012

r10 just made me look like I was laughing at Sandy's victims.

by Anonymousreply 6110/30/2012

Because people were living there R50. It's in Chelsea

by Anonymousreply 6210/30/2012

Della A thousand fairies will fly up, shoulder the crane, and all at risk will be saved.

Real fairies.

by Anonymousreply 6310/30/2012

I live half a block from it. They won't let us outside.

by Anonymousreply 6410/30/2012

Can someone check with Piers to see what Donald has to say about it this morning?

by Anonymousreply 6510/30/2012

I love the film Superman too much. I keep wanting him to fly in and reassemble it.

by Anonymousreply 6610/30/2012

Della should be punched in the cunt.

by Anonymousreply 6710/30/2012

Bravo R41, very funny. Please wright some more gems and sign them so that we know that they are yours. More. please.

by Anonymousreply 6810/30/2012

[quote]Please wright some more gems

Oh, dear.

by Anonymousreply 6910/30/2012

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?

by Anonymousreply 7010/30/2012

Are you sure Chris Christie didn't accidentally knock it over? ;)

by Anonymousreply 7110/30/2012

Miller Park wasn't quite comparable with high winds and a large, canyonous (is that a word?!) avenue dangling below and in front of...

by Anonymousreply 7210/31/2012

Yup, I remember that r70. Two workers were killed.

What's on the dangling crane's Ipod?

by Anonymousreply 7310/31/2012


by Anonymousreply 7411/05/2012

De Crane! De CRANE!!!

by Anonymousreply 7511/06/2012

Is it fixed?

by Anonymousreply 7611/07/2012

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.

by Anonymousreply 7711/07/2012

It would be nice if they could make it a permanent part of the building, kind of like Mike Mulligan's steam shovel.

by Anonymousreply 7811/07/2012
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