UPDATE, 4:20 pm: The unstable load on the crane was slowly lowered to the ground, reaching the street at about 3:30 pm, six hours after the equipment became stuck. West 57th Street has been reopened, NBC reported.
Oops, One57 did it again.
A crane has become stalled at Extell Development’s 157 West 57th Street tower, where a crane precariously dangled after Hurricane Sandy last year.
The equipment was raising a 13,000-pound concrete block on Monday when it became stuck, NBC reported. West 57th Street was closed between Sixth and Seventh avenues around 11:30am, and the area has been evacuated.
No injuries have been reported, and the cause of the malfunction is unknown. Con Ed has shut off steam service in nine buildings nearby as a precaution.
We rolled up to the scene and took these shots:
Here’s a photo of the scene from Instagram user Dankoday:
And another one from uandsonsouza:
A number of very unimpressed and concerned people aired their grievances over Twitter:
— Houseof1000fabrics (@thousandfabrics) October 7, 2013
— Pei-Sze Cheng (@PeiSzeCheng4NY) October 7, 2013
Looks like One57 is having crane troubles again, with possible tornado (!?) on the way. http://t.co/kcElbsFQfz
— Justin Davidson (@JDavidsonNYC) October 7, 2013
— Greg Mocker (@gregmocker) October 7, 2013
— Kerima Greene (@KerimaGreene) October 7, 2013