Experts are reviewing plans to secure the arm of a crane that’s been dangling off a luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan.
City officials said on Thursday, Nov. 1, that inspections of the crane have been completed.
Meanwhile, the city has lifted its pre-storm ban on all outdoor construction work.
Buildings Department chief spokesman Tony Sclafani has said that a strong wind gust during superstorm Sandy likely was a major factor in the crane accident.
Experts also have been examining how the crane was positioned.
Engineers climbed the 74-story building in the midst of the storm to inspect the crane.
Neighboring buildings were evacuated, including a hotel with 900 guests.