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Hurricane 1: Construction Crane 0

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Nature came, saw, and showed the city that never sleeps and those for whom money is no object in exchange for a penthouse apartment in the very same building, what a true "master of the universe" is. The actual crane collapse clip below...

 

 


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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:30 | Link to Comment Segestan
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Wow....should have lowered the boom on that tower crane and chained-cabled it down. Accident waiting to happen.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:43 | Link to Comment malikai
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Maybe because nobody was expecting the storm to arrive so soon + it was just the weekend?

Just speculating..

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:20 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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And the fucktard running the show thinks a 32oz drink is the most dangerous thing you have to worry about in that city...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:28 | Link to Comment Zer0head
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blew the crane down in a wild gust of 20mph

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:57 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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A quote from the Telegraph:

"Police cars and fire engines line 8th Avenue to the south and a crowd of hardy onlookers is clustered in front of the police tape at the crossing of 57th and 8th. All are soaking wet: the rain is almost horizontal.

High above the street, one block ahead, the crane on the One57 tower is folded back on itself and swaying in the wind. One firefighter from Ladder 25 shakes his head: "they're working out what to do - but the options aren't good, even in better weather."

He reckons the crane will likely come down in the winds: "It'll fall straight, it's too heavy to go flying through the air. The danger is if it goes through a gas line in the street." The alternative he says, is to install a larger crane on the building to winch up the other. "But that's way above my pay grade", he laughs."

Twitter pic: https://twitter.com/cmwdotme/status/262999259257909249/photo/1

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:39 | Link to Comment Daily Bail
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I found another copy of the video since this one is no longer working.

VIDEO: NYC Crane Collapses During Hurricane Sandy

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:31 | Link to Comment RacerX
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oh noes

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:31 | Link to Comment Zombie Investor
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No surprise, the dumb asses built a horizontal building.  Happens every time.  ;-) 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:43 | Link to Comment Lofty
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I am pissing myself with your humour, you should be on stage

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:03 | Link to Comment livid levity
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vertical?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:31 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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At least it didn't start facing the street and the boom was over the building.

Why didn't they lower the boom and secure the hook to the superstructure?

Doesn't look like there is enough "sail" to that boom to lift it up and over, but I suppose the winds at that altitude were enough.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:08 | Link to Comment 1100-TACTICAL-12
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It would have interupted their "Foukin cooffee break" Plus those union pricks know it all anyway. Overpaid and underbrained.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:12 | Link to Comment 1100-TACTICAL-12
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That ain't no collapse..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxM83_hHJC8 now thats a collapse..

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:31 | Link to Comment CloseToTheEdge
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now that was a Headache

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:31 | Link to Comment Ineverslice
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Called, Crane Technique...if done right, no can defence.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:31 | Link to Comment LeisureSmith
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Viral Viagra commercial.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:36 | Link to Comment Long-John-Silver
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It was up 3 hours and 59 minutes.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:50 | Link to Comment Piranhanoia
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This is why you take your crane to the hospital if the erection lasts too long.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:31 | Link to Comment TraderTimm
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Over/Under on the body of the crane tumbling down and finishing the job? The whole assembly 'bent' when the boom hit the cab.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:32 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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Oh Sandy

My crane and penthouse

You are taking

And the markets you closed

Oh Sandy

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:33 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Hurricane might make the crane an endangered species.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:34 | Link to Comment Surrealist
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Does this remind anyone of a limp organ? :p

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:40 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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No one saw it coming.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:42 | Link to Comment fuu
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bad

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:33 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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No, funny cute. Plus she's never dirty much.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:50 | Link to Comment fuu
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It was bad as in naughty.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:14 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Ahhh! Apologies my love!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:41 | Link to Comment fuu
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<bow>

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:26 | Link to Comment krispkritter
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It saw this http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=ht62qr&s=6

(this cannot be erased with mental floss, you've been warned)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:39 | Link to Comment Zgangsta
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Tell it about all the QE that's coming in the form of Obama's upcoming "this-isn't buying-your-vote-this-is-disaster-relief!" program. That should get it hard again.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:35 | Link to Comment Essential Nexus
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Looks like a good day for hang-gliding!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:36 | Link to Comment Frank N. Beans
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the angle of the dangle is equal to the <fill in your favorite>

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:42 | Link to Comment AetosAeros
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Leakage of her Cleavage?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:46 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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The strain on your crane.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:49 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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square of the hair

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:49 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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mass of the ass

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:50 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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cube of the pube

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:51 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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depravity of the gravity.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:53 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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The guilding on the building.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:04 | Link to Comment Jendrzejczyk
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Parabolic rise, ultimate demise ;0

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:32 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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;-)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:24 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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cower of the tower.

speaking of cows, are you UDDER water, milk dude?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:27 | Link to Comment booboo
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Square root of the chute

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:37 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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Kind of the opposite of that earlier Canadian infographic.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:38 | Link to Comment Cursive
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Watching this made me think that Sandy is the perfect excuse for everything that is about to go drastically wrong over the next 14 months.  In truth, it wasn't Hurricane Sandy, but that will be the excuse given for the pulling the curtain back (or insert your own cliched analogy).

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:40 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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Long Irish whiskey.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:22 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Gold, bitchez!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:40 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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I wonder if the beams on that tower can hold up better to flamming jet fuel.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:47 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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Yep, none of that pesky asbestos in the new model...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:00 | Link to Comment livid levity
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why bother with jet fuel when you have a death ray

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:44 | Link to Comment exabi
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Hurricrane

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:48 | Link to Comment machineh
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Thank goodness no fuel oil tanks in that incomplete building to catch fire and make it fall on its own footprint!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:50 | Link to Comment The big unzip
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That looks like what Bernanke is doing to the dollar.  On top one day then crash!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:50 | Link to Comment RacerX
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someone did a reverse-cowgirl on that thing.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:55 | Link to Comment Whoa Dammit
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Maybe they should just leave the dangling crane on the side of that building permanently. At least it adds interest to what is otherwise an architectural eyesore with all the charm of a pre-soviet housing project. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:58 | Link to Comment Darkness
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Flash crash

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:58 | Link to Comment adr
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Has it fallen and landed on some broker's Bentley yet?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:02 | Link to Comment livid levity
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rains, cranes and city-submerge

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:04 | Link to Comment alfred b.
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      This is like Sub-Prime....NO ONE, and I repeat NO ONE could have seen this coming!

      l0l

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:06 | Link to Comment GFORCE
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Get the markets back up- can't take more mother nature v bankers. I want HFT ramps.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:08 | Link to Comment Trying to Understand
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Uttt-Ohhh... Dear Hubby worked commercial construction for 40 years... the wind did not do that, someone was in the crane and tightened the cable too far.... and over it went.  They may have been trying to move it to a more secure position, but the wind/Sandy did not do that.

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:49 | Link to Comment AynRandFan
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That makes sense.  Somebody screwed up, big time.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:11 | Link to Comment Blagio
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Time for a cigarette.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:11 | Link to Comment alfred b.
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       Hey, that's what Sandy said!   She always likes a smoke after coming....

   LOL

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:00 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Just a wet, sloppy mess now

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:21 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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Real estate never goes down.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:29 | Link to Comment booboo
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but Realtards will if they want that sale bad enough.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:27 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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made in China.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:30 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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The rain on the crane falls mainly on the campaign?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:31 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Scores of Twitter users have flooded the social networking site announcing their plans to go on looting sprees once Hurricane Sandy makes landfall, as the New York National Guard announced it would put troops on duty in Long Island to prevent such activity.

Bullish!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:42 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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“Of 129 retailers surveyed by the National Retail Federation, nearly 95 percent said they were victimized by organized criminals in the past year and 85 percent said the problem has worsened over the past three years,” .

Forward!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:05 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Well yeah 95% have to pay some tax or another or get a visit from the IRS/city tax collectors thugs.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:31 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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I hear RE in Atlantic City is booming(to the ground).

Sandy can be such a bitch.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:21 | Link to Comment Placerville
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BULLISH!!!..........RIGHT?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 21:47 | Link to Comment AynRandFan
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Placerville, you have made my night.  Fuckin-A.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:27 | Link to Comment Trimmed Hedge
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This video is private.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:45 | Link to Comment cbxer55
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Cannot see the video. It states "THIS VIDEO IS PRIVATE".

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 20:47 | Link to Comment GrinandBearit
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And long did they have to secure this crane or take it down before the storm hit... 4-5 days?

Ridiculous.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:20 | Link to Comment Miss anthrope
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dammit! i always get here right after they shut the party down

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:35 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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I see you!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 15:41 | Link to Comment fnordfnordfnord
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Bullish?

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