October 8, 2013
NEW YORK — A concrete weight dangled for hours from a crane 40 floors above a street on Monday, leading officials to close a long swath of a major thoroughfare near Carnegie Hall as a precaution until workers finally guided it safely to the ground before the evening rush hour started.
The heavy cube made it to the Manhattan pavement on Monday afternoon after workers spent hours lowering it inch by inch. The crane had been frozen with its load in midair since about 7 a.m., when a generator stopped working, construction field supervisor Mike Lucas said.
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