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Stuck crane dangles near Carnegie Hall
New York (AP) - The heavy rain and strong winds in the forecast for New York are adding to the worries about a construction crane that lost power today in midtown Manhattan.
The crane's load was left dangling 40 floors above a construction site, forcing the closure of 57th Street for several blocks.
It's the same construction site where a crane's boom collapsed and dangled dangerously during Superstorm Sandy last year. This time, the crane is merely frozen with its load suspended in midair -- but there are fears that bad weather could send it spiraling.
A buildings department spokesman says city engineers are working with the contractor to secure the site.
Emergency managers say the load will be lowered manually, which could take hours.
The high-rise under construction was dubbed a "global billionaires club" by The New York Times after nine full-floor apartments near the top were sold to billionaires.
Two duplexes in the building were being sold for more than $90 million each.