Engineers create plan to replace damaged crane in NYC

11/7/2012 | Engineering News-Record

A team of engineers plans to replace a damaged crane on top of the One57 building in New York City after it came loose due to strong winds from superstorm Sandy. "We have no idea why, but it appears that it did not weathervane like it was supposed to," said Lawrence Shapiro, a crane engineer. "[E]ngineers are leaning toward surrounding the crane's superstructure with netting and scaffolding extending from the face of the tower," reports ENR. "Crews would then use the platforms to access the boom and take it apart, piece by piece, from the bottom up."

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