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McSky Nov 2, 2020 8:10 PM

I've been worried about that crane for years, especially given the force that hurricane-force winds might transfer from the crane to the building. It does look like the connection is quite robust (3 beams per level between the crane and building), but a damaging shearing force might still be transferred.

But it looks like this incident was caused by a cable connecting to the crane boom. If so, that cable must have been swinging at a significant velocity to do that much damage.

Lots of asses in slings after this debacle, and probably a months-long delay before project completion.

GertElim Nov 3, 2020 9:00 AM

I'm waiting for photos showing the damage to the building.

McSky Nov 4, 2020 7:15 PM

From a NYT article:

"A preliminary Buildings Department investigation determined that a so-called headache ball at the end of a hoist cable had hit the building’s upper floors, causing “large sections of glass and aluminum debris” to fall off and onto the street, Mr. Rudansky said."

Google images: "headache ball."

chris08876 Nov 10, 2020 1:17 AM

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Credit: FC

NYguy Nov 10, 2020 3:49 AM

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mrnyc Nov 10, 2020 2:42 PM

any word about damage and repairs?

NYguy Nov 10, 2020 7:27 PM

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Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 9102180)
any word about damage and repairs?

They've been repairing...


https://www.instagram.com/p/CHHD36UlT1B/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHLKLzZljxt/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHBUgvaliz9/



https://www.instagram.com/p/CHNz2_7lBKS/

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NYguy Nov 12, 2020 1:42 AM

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHd1JFkH5j5/

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The Best Forumer Nov 12, 2020 4:54 PM

question... for cranes this high up... do they have like a restroom/breakroom/coffee machine etc so that the operator does not have to climb down 1000 feet to pee or get a cup of coffee?

NYguy Nov 13, 2020 2:38 AM

I've usually seen the portable bathrooms up high.



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NYguy Nov 14, 2020 3:16 AM

https://www.instagram.com/p/CHiOnP4pikO/

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chris08876 Nov 14, 2020 4:30 PM

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Credit: The Dronalist

Hudson11 Nov 16, 2020 3:53 AM

More debris came down from the tower after tonight's severe storm with tornado warnings for most of the region.

https://twitter.com/FDNYAlerts/statu...78204935413760

Quote:

MAN ALL HANDS 111 W 57, MULTIPLE DWELLING FALLING DEBRIS,
10:28 PM · Nov 15, 2020

NYguy Nov 16, 2020 2:36 PM

^ I thought about it last night as that storm blew through.



https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...d6i-story.html

Debris falls under same Midtown building where spinning crane caused havoc


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By JOHN ANNESE
NOV 15, 2020


Quote:

Falling glass cascaded onto the ground Sunday night under the same Midtown skyscraper where a spinning crane sent debris plummeting to the pavement last month, officials said.

Chunks of thick glass fell to the ground at W. 57th St. and Sixth Ave. at about 8:55 p.m., as powerful winds tore through the city.

Firefighters secured 111 W. 57th St., an 85-story luxury apartment tower, an FDNY spokesman said, as police shut down Sixth Ave. from 56th to 58th Sts., and 57th St. from Fifth to Seventh Aves.

On Oct. 29, strong winds from the remnants of Hurricane Zeta caused a crane attached to the building to “weathervane,” or spin in circles. The crane’s ball-and-hook at the end of the hoist cable also swung wildly, smashing into the building and knocking off metal debris.
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The city hit the crane company, U.S. Crane and Rigging, with a $10,000 violation, public records show.

The Billionaire’s Row building, which is believed to be the world’s most slender skyscraper, is to be the second-tallest residential building in the city and the western hemisphere. The tallest residential building in the city is Central Park Tower, further west on W. 57th St.

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Crown reflection of the park...


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NYguy Nov 17, 2020 4:10 AM

NOVEMBER 16, 2020


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mrnyc Nov 17, 2020 3:16 PM

^ very nice, this crown closeup is exactly what i have wanted to see.

i still can't figure out what is going on there and has yet to be done?

it's really turning out to be a challenge that is for sure.

NYguy Nov 17, 2020 3:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrnyc (Post 9108696)
^ very nice, this crown closeup is exactly what i have wanted to see.

i still can't figure out what is going on there and has yet to be done?

it's really turning out to be a challenge that is for sure.


I was looking to see if I could find any visible damage (without getting too close). But couldn't really tell. I know they have been removing the damaged parts. Not sure where the glass fell from.

eXodius Nov 17, 2020 7:01 PM

Looks like a lot of the glass near the crane had to be removed/redone as you can see some panels that were there before are missing :( Hopefully it'll be externally complete by January and lit up soon!!

NYguy Nov 17, 2020 7:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eXodius (Post 9109080)
Looks like a lot of the glass near the crane had to be removed/redone as you can see some panels that were there before are missing :( Hopefully it'll be externally complete by January and lit up soon!!


You're right, you have to look at a before and after to see it.



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Older look



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QUEENSNYMAN Nov 17, 2020 8:45 PM

In my latest video Steinway appears this past Sunday from here in the Rockaways: BY: NYCSKYSCRAPERS2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kZUMBhht2k&t=24s


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