One57’s Cracked Crane Still Hanging on in Midtown

  • Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg said the crushed crane hanging off the side of the billionaire-beloved One57 could have been an act of God for all anyone knew, but there would be no securing it until the storm passed. In other words, pray for Midtown.

    It appears to have worked, because the crane boom remains intact, as photos coming in from the press agencies and on social media show. Eric Trump even tweeted a photo from his office on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, two blocks away.

  • NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: A construction crane hangs off of the side of One57, seen from Central Park on October 30, 2012 in New York City. The crane was blown loose from the residential construction project during Hurricane Sandy. The storm has claimed at least 16 lives in the United States, and has caused massive flooding across much of the Atlantic seaboard. US President Barack Obama has declared the situation a 'major disaster' for large areas of the US East Coast including New York City. (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

  • NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 29: Part of a crane boom is seen hanging off a building under construction on West 57th Street on October 29, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City. The storm, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City will bus, subway and commuter rail service as of Sunday evening. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

  • One57 from Central Park. (Getty)

  • The crane, from Eric Trump's office. (Twitter)

  • A view of the crane from Fifth Avenue. (Twitter)

  • A similar scene yesterday. (Getty)

  • The crane shortly after the accident yesterday afternoon. (Getty)