NEW YORK (AP) -- A construction crane is dangling off a luxury high-rise in Manhattan, prompting a large emergency response as a huge storm bears down on New York City.
The crane is at West 57th Street. No injuries are reported.
The city has ordered people in neighboring buildings to move to lower floors. Streets have been cleared.
The call came in around 2:30 p.m. Monday as conditions worsened from the approaching Hurricane Sandy. Meteorologists say winds that far off the ground might have been close to 95 mph at the time.
The Buildings Department had suspended construction work at 5 p.m. Saturday. It reminded contractors and property owners to secure construction sites and buildings.
News 4 WOAI has obtained this photo of the 57th Street crane captured just hours before "snapping"