New York construction crane dangles perilously over Manhattan after Storm Sandy

New York construction crane dangles perilously over Manhattan after Storm Sandy

A mighty gust of wind from Hurricane Sandy on Monday night caused the collapse of this construction crane boom, perched at the top of a 74-story luxury skyscraper called One57 in Manhattan, New York.

New York construction crane dangles perilously over Manhattan after Storm Sandy

The crane was being used to build a luxury high-rise recently described by the The New York Times recently called a “global billionaires’ club.”

Located near Carnegie Hall, Columbus Circle and Central Park, this is accommodation for the stinking rich, with nine full-floor apartments near the top already sold to billionaires, and two duplexes set to retail for more than $90 million each.

New York construction crane dangles perilously over Manhattan after Storm Sandy

Here’s some more of Jim’s photos of the aftermath, taken yesterday afternoon.

New York construction crane dangles perilously over Manhattan after Storm Sandy

New York construction crane dangles perilously over Manhattan after Storm Sandy

New York construction crane dangles perilously over Manhattan after Storm Sandy