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Crane dangles from NYC high-rise, clearing streets
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10/29/12

Posted on 10/29/2012 2:22:56 PM PDT by Kartographer

A construction crane atop a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan collapsed in high winds Monday and dangled precariously as a huge storm bore down on the city.

Residents in surrounding buildings were ordered to move to lower floors and the streets below were cleared, but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

Authorities received a call about at around 2 p.m. as conditions worsened from the approaching Hurricane Sandy. Meteorologists said winds atop the building could have been close to 95 mph at the time.

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A partially collapsed crane hangs from a high-rise building in Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy makes its approach in New York October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
1 posted on 10/29/2012 2:22:56 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

The FDNY will risk their lives to secure this 1100 feet over the sidewalk on W57th. Be safe Brothers...


2 posted on 10/29/2012 2:25:43 PM PDT by Shady (Hey, King Bozo Osmocote....you can't hide the truth anymore..)
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Click

3 posted on 10/29/2012 2:26:41 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: Shady

They’re going to secure it? Prayers for them! It looks like a melted candle - the winds were that strong.


4 posted on 10/29/2012 2:39:02 PM PDT by livius
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To: Kartographer
Realizing this is New York, there's little doubt that typical union "worker" "quality" was at least partly involved. The well-documented horror stories of shoddy manufacturing by the UAW at the Lordstown, Ohio plant come to mind. Big Labor goons are known to cut corners wherever and whenever possible. Take the Teamsters...please!
5 posted on 10/29/2012 2:45:54 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Kartographer

Not bad for a FAKE Storm! (sarc)


6 posted on 10/29/2012 2:48:08 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Using the Crane technique, Timing is crucial!!


7 posted on 10/29/2012 3:04:36 PM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Kartographer
Authorities received a call about at around 2 p.m.

I need one of F.R.'s residents grammarians to tell me if this is proper usage or not.

It looks and sounds very wrong to me but I'm no grammarian.

8 posted on 10/29/2012 3:34:27 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Holly_P

I’m a Grandparian, and I say it’s pretty lousy, grammarian!


9 posted on 10/29/2012 3:53:18 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: Kartographer

Fake storm? No, it isn’t fake but it hasn’t been a Hurricane for almost 24 hours now either...not since it was downgraded last night to storm status. In order to have a hurricane you must have very warm water and air. Every foolish newscaster standing on a beach in NJ or NY has been commenting on how cold it is there.

So what we do have is a very real and very bad storm. But it is nowhere’s near as bad as the media is touting and hoping for. This morning I heard the weather channel predict electricity would be out on Election Day in WISCONSIN from this storm and that Lake Michigan would be flooding. Meanwhile their own Local Forecasts for Milwaukee predict partly sunny weather all week long and temps in the 40’s.

“Coincidentally” Wisconsin is one of 2 states that is supposed to be deciders in the election and in that light I have to wonder why The Weather Channel is predicting this storm to disable Wisconsin of all places.


10 posted on 10/29/2012 4:30:09 PM PDT by An American In Dairyland
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To: Shady

Actually, it will be iron workers doing the job with an operator or two for good measure


11 posted on 10/29/2012 4:38:41 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Kartographer

Now who could have guessed a tower crane with its boom attached would give way and collapse in hurricane winds?


12 posted on 10/29/2012 4:57:05 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Kartographer

The rain-icane didn’t clear the streets??


13 posted on 10/29/2012 5:01:06 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Holly_P

“Authorities received a call about at around 2 p.m.

I need one of F.R.’s residents grammarians to tell me if this is proper usage or not.

It looks and sounds very wrong to me but I’m no grammarian.”

Leave out the “at”.


14 posted on 10/29/2012 5:03:24 PM PDT by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: Holly_P

“Authorities received a call about at around 2 p.m.

I need one of F.R.’s residents grammarians to tell me if this is proper usage or not.

It looks and sounds very wrong to me but I’m no grammarian.”

Leave out the “at”.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 5:07:53 PM PDT by szweig (HYHEY!! (Have You Had Enough Yet))
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To: An American In Dairyland

More BS from the grossly uninformed.

As of 7pm EDT the National Weather Service has officially downgraded Sandy to a ‘post tropical cyclone’ which is the technical name for a super storm.

http://www.kionrightnow.com/story/19947732/sandy-downgraded-to-post-tropical-cyclone


16 posted on 10/29/2012 5:23:35 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: An American In Dairyland

“This morning I heard the weather channel predict electricity would be out on Election Day in WISCONSIN from this storm and that Lake Michigan would be flooding.”

Educate yourself and look at where the bands of rain from Sandy are now.

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/eaus/flash-wv.html


17 posted on 10/29/2012 8:00:12 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: szweig; Izzy Dunne

Looks as if any one of those words would work alone, omitting two.

At 2 p.m., around 2 p.m., about 2 p.m.


18 posted on 10/29/2012 8:48:31 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: Kartographer

I live in Milwaukee. The wind is about 20 miles per hour per The Weather Channel and that paltry wind is coming out of the NORTH WEST. The wind isn’t even moving my bird feeders much. The current temperature per The Weather Channel is 45 degrees. There has been NO rain. Nada, nothing all day long. My electricity has not even flickered once today. I have heard NO reports of electricity being out anywhere in WI today. You go look at your bands of weather on the boob tube. I’ll go with reality.


19 posted on 10/30/2012 2:45:40 PM PDT by An American In Dairyland
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To: An American In Dairyland

I got the feeling you believe what you will rather it fits reality or not. I’m not even sure you believe Sandy was real or flimed on a Hollywood back lot like the ‘Moon Landing Hoaxers believe.

But its coming you way rather you want it or not.

http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/sandy-kicking-up-20-foot-waves-on-lake-michigan/d277b1b41b554902a89b705c198770ab


20 posted on 10/30/2012 2:54:13 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: livius
They’re going to secure it?

I highly doubt it.

The guys that put up cranes like that know what they are doing and are the experts.

Most likely will detach the busted section and let a heavy lift helicopter fly it off.

21 posted on 10/30/2012 2:57:44 PM PDT by Rome2000 (NO ONE IN ROMNEYS DIRECT LINE HAS EVER SERVED THE UNITED STATES IN UNIFORM 170 YEARS)
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To: An American In Dairyland
Weather Channel...weren't they the ones that reported 3 feet of water on the floor of the NYSE last night? Then CNN(heh heh)ran with it?

Was fully expecting that NBC chicky in a canoe...paddling her way around Jim Cramer and the Squawk Box gang.

Oh well...

22 posted on 10/30/2012 3:06:31 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: Kartographer

Go back and read what I wrote starting with my FIRST post where I plainly said there was a real storm. I believe I said it was a BAD STORM.

I also said it was NO LONGER a hurricane which it wasn’t when I wrote the post. The US Weather Service agreed with me then.

What I also said and YOU copied it and then ignored it was that THE WEATHER CHANNEL said Wisconsin would be hit so hard that electricity would be out in large areas. THAT comment from The Weather Channel was over the top and it still is.

Yes, here in Wisconsin we always eventually feel “something” from hurricanes...even those from the gulf in warm weather. Sometimes it is windy. Sometimes the temps rise. Sometimes we get some rain. And so it will be along the same lines with this storm perhaps. Weather reports even from the government are often wrong.

However, ALL I SAID PRIOR TO NOW IS:

WHATEVER COMES TO WI FROM THIS STORM WILL NOT BE AS BAD AS THE WEATHER CHANNEL WAS PREDICTING IT WOULD BE YESTERDAY MORNING.

Sadly shouting seems necessary since you like to take my words and make them into thing I NEVER said so you can make disparaging remarks about my supposed lack of intelligence and otherwise make snide and belittling remarks about me. That reflects on YOU, not me. This conversation between you and me is OVER.


23 posted on 10/30/2012 3:23:16 PM PDT by An American In Dairyland
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To: An American In Dairyland

Shouting I found just shows lack of intelligence.

You believe what ever you want to believe you have to live with your thoughts thank God I don’t.


24 posted on 10/30/2012 5:11:30 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
I heard the weather channel predict

20 yrs ago they were a reasonable outfit. Now as a branch of PMSNBC, they're all about preaching from the climate change gospel of Algore.

25 posted on 10/30/2012 5:21:55 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Kartographer

I said the conversation was over but your comments are just so ridiculous and without any merit that they couldn’t be left standing on their own.

Shouting....hahaha. You cannot reply to a post without the use of ad homs and belittling others and THAT shows a genuine lack of intelligence like nothing else ever does.

BTW, no wind to speak of right now in Milwaukee and still no rain. It’s in the high 30’s and expected to reach the 40’s later today. In fact, the sun is breaking up the cloud cover and it is so pleasant outside that I’m going out to clean up the garden for the last time in a little while.

More importantly: The electricity is up and running fine all over WI. We have not been cast into the cold and dark as The Weather Channel predicted we would be from Hurricane Sandy.

Yes, The Weather Channel was wrong...and so are you. Deal with it.


26 posted on 10/31/2012 8:09:32 AM PDT by An American In Dairyland
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To: An American In Dairyland

I thought you said we were done? Proof there how good your word is.


27 posted on 10/31/2012 1:20:40 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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