Who Will Pay For That Dangling Crane?

A crane dangles next to a construction site in Manhattan, on Oct. 30, 2012. Photograph by Timothy Clary/AFP/Getty Images

The image of a massive construction crane dangling way up in the air was one of the more haunting images during Hurricane Sandy. The large steel boom whipping around in the wind prompted precautionary evacuations on the block, including guests at the Parker Meridian, and winds were too severe for many hours to send crews up to stabilize the crane.

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