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Giant Crane Attacks Lower Manhattan Not the bird, the big machine that lifts things.
Crane Collapse Contractor Indicted The owner of the crane that collapsed in March last year has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.
Crane Collapse Causes Building Delays Also, the real Mr. Big thought watching the ‘Sex and the City’ movie was “eerie,” and Wachovia chief G. Kennedy Thompson is out the door. And more, in our daily industry roundup.
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Another Crane Collapses on Upper East Side Two are confirmed dead, and the Fire Department is pulling people from the wreckage now.
Jonathan Franzen’s Latest (Unsurprising) Target Is Michiko Kakutani ’Vanity Fair’ fights back over the Miley Cyrus pictures, Stuyvesant Town has a square dance, and more, in our daily industry roundup.
Patricia Lancaster, New York Buildings Commissioner, Resigns After a string of deadly accidents on constructions sites and accusations that she’s too easy on developers, Mayor Bloomberg accepts Lancaster’s resignation.
City Puts Cranes on Notice The embattled Department of Buildings makes moves to rein in the cranes.
A Look at High-rise Disasters, and the City’s Baby Steps to Safety (Updated!) Behold a timeline of high-rise accidents over the past few years in New York and what the Department of Buildings has done each time in response to make us all (slightly) safer.