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Sandy causes crane collapse above one of NYC's tallest residential buildings

 

LIVE VIDEO — Watch Hurricane Sandy roll into New York from our camera at the top of Rockefeller Plaza.

Updated at 8:45 a.m. ET: This video from Nightly News shows the partial crane collapse at 157 57th Street in Manhattan.

The New York Times' live blog of Hurricane Sandy has additional information:

The building, known as One57, is to be New York City’s tallest residential building and perhaps its priciest, with duplexes being offered for $90 million.

“We heard a big noise, and we didn’t know what it was,” said Victor Font, 40, who was eating lunch at Rue 57, a restaurant that looks out onto the high-rise. They rushed outside and saw the huge crane dangling over the street.  As the police rushed to the scene, he said, his first thought was: “What are they going to do?  How in the world will they bring that down?” 

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