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 | 2929228 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 | 2929281 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 | 2929402 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 | 2929440 Zer0head
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blew the crane down in a wild gust of 20mph

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:57 | 2929532 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 | 2930607 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 | 2929233 RacerX
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oh noes

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:31 | 2929234 Zombie Investor
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No surprise, the dumb asses built a horizontal building.  Happens every time.  ;-) 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:43 | 2929282 Lofty
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I am pissing myself with your humour, you should be on stage

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:03 | 2929329 livid levity
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vertical?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:31 | 2929235 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 | 2929356 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 | 2929374 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 | 2929454 CloseToTheEdge
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now that was a Headache

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:31 | 2929237 Ineverslice
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Called, Crane Technique...if done right, no can defence.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:31 | 2929238 LeisureSmith
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Viral Viagra commercial.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:36 | 2929258 Long-John-Silver
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It was up 3 hours and 59 minutes.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:50 | 2929302 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 | 2929241 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 | 2929245 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 | 2929247 MsCreant
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Hurricane might make the crane an endangered species.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:34 | 2929251 Surrealist
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Does this remind anyone of a limp organ? :p

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:40 | 2929271 Miss Expectations
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No one saw it coming.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:42 | 2929277 fuu
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bad

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:33 | 2929467 MsCreant
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No, funny cute. Plus she's never dirty much.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:50 | 2929519 fuu
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It was bad as in naughty.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:14 | 2930248 MsCreant
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Ahhh! Apologies my love!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:41 | 2931333 fuu
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<bow>

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:26 | 2929431 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 | 2929490 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 | 2929253 Essential Nexus
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Looks like a good day for hang-gliding!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:36 | 2929257 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 | 2929279 AetosAeros
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Leakage of her Cleavage?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:46 | 2929289 Dr. Engali
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The strain on your crane.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:49 | 2929294 Hobbleknee
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square of the hair

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:49 | 2929301 Hobbleknee
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mass of the ass

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:50 | 2929307 Hobbleknee
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cube of the pube

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:51 | 2929313 MsCreant
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depravity of the gravity.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:53 | 2929317 MsCreant
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The guilding on the building.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:04 | 2929346 Jendrzejczyk
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Parabolic rise, ultimate demise ;0

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:32 | 2929460 MsCreant
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;-)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:24 | 2929423 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 | 2929436 booboo
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Square root of the chute

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:37 | 2929261 Miss Expectations
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Kind of the opposite of that earlier Canadian infographic.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:38 | 2929267 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 | 2929273 TeamDepends
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Long Irish whiskey.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:22 | 2929415 ParkAveFlasher
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Gold, bitchez!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 18:40 | 2929270 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 | 2929291 TeamDepends
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Yep, none of that pesky asbestos in the new model...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 19:00 | 2929332 livid levity
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why bother with jet fuel when you have a death ray

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