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Juan Rodriguez

A Plan to Take Down NY Crane

By November 9, 2012

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The dangling crane suspended more than 1,000 feet high has been secured and engineers are designing a plan to take down the crane. The 57th Street high rise is expected to continue its construction after a new rig is in place that can finish the 90 story residential tower in Manhattan. This accident adds up to recent crane issues in New York but the big question is why it was the only crane that failed during the hurricane. Workers have temporary rigged the crane to the building by using wire rope cables and choking them around several columns, including additional restraining measures. The plan designed to dismantle the crane includes netting and scaffolding that could be installed near the crane to access crane's components while protecting from falling debris. Experts have told that the plan and the actions leading to replace the crane should last several weeks.

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