57th Street crane that crumbled during Sandy gets replaced

Posted at 6:35 PM, May 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-11 18:35:58-04

NEW YORK (PIX11)– The crane toppled off a midtown high-rise during Hurricane Sandy is back in place.

It took about six hours for construction workers to raise the 9-ton, 120-foot steel boom on Saturday from the street to the top of the One57 luxury condo tower at 157 West 57th Street.

More than 100 families had to leave their apartments during the re-installation.

The shot of the crane dangling over the street was one of the iconic pictures of Sandy.

The crane was secured four days after the storm, the road below stayed closed until it was safe and secure.