Cursed Midtown Crane Removed

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Photo: Jhoanna Robledo

The construction crane at luxury highrise One57 first achieved notoriety during Hurricane Sandy, when it almost snapped in half and hung terrifyingly over the surrounding buildings for a week, shutting down the block and forcing people to leave their homes. It was eventually secured and replaced, though it broke again on a windy day several weeks ago, leaving a 13,000-pound block of concrete dangling over the street, which was closed for hours while crews worked to get it down. Fortunately for anyone who might have a reason to travel to West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues,  the boom and rig were taken down today, and Midtown is safe once again.