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  1. scary things
    Crane Collapses Behind Giant Queens Pepsi SignSeven workers were injured.
  2. Meet a Guy Who Operates a Crane on Top of One World Trade CenterHis name is Tom and he has a nice mustache. 
  3. it’s raining bricks
    Giant Crane Attacks Lower ManhattanNot the bird, the big machine that lifts things.
  4. neighborhood watch
    Crane Collapse Contractor IndictedThe owner of the crane that collapsed in March last year has been charged with criminally negligent homicide.
  5. company town
    Crane Collapse Causes Building DelaysAlso, 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.
  6. it just happened
    Another Crane Collapses on Upper East SideTwo are confirmed dead, and the Fire Department is pulling people from the wreckage now.
  7. company town
    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.
  8. in other news
    Patricia Lancaster, New York Buildings Commissioner, ResignsAfter a string of deadly accidents on constructions sites and accusations that she’s too easy on developers, Mayor Bloomberg accepts Lancaster’s resignation.
  9. developing
    City Puts Cranes on NoticeThe embattled Department of Buildings makes moves to rein in the cranes.
  10. developing
    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.