Breaking: Carnegie Hall reopens after threat from dangling crane

West 57th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues was closed this morning after a tower crane hoisting a load got stuck. A large, yellow box dangled 20 stories above the street.

It wass the same crane (below) that paralysed the area for several days during Hurricane Sandy last November. The second breakdown came during a tornado watch and a high-wind forecast.

Video report here. By mid-afternoon, the crane was made safe and the street reopened.


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  • The good news is that it will not disrupt the Opening Night performance; the stagehands already took care of that.

  • Could the Minneapolis Symphony (former Minnesota Orchestra) show up and play Sibelius’ “Scene With Cranes” and make sense of the mess?

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