Midtown Residents Evacuated As High Winds Leave Crane Dangling
Description:A large crane has partially collapsed atop the 75-story skyscraper One57 in midtown Manhattan, prompting a scramble to evacuate the surrounding blocks as winds increase from the approaching Hurricane Sandy.
Police are evacuating the area between Fifth and Eighth Avenues around the 1,004-foot-tall skyscraper, at 157 W. 57th St. near Sixth Avenue, in anticipation that the arm could crash to the street. The buildings at 165, 171 and 146 W. 57th St. have already been evacuated.(2:18)