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September 8, 2017

24 huge construction cranes loom over Miami area as Irma threatens

  • There's not enough time to take them down, so Miami's building department advises people living in buildings next to a crane to leave.
  • By JENNIFER KAY and JOSH BOAK
    Associated Press

    MIAMI — As Hurricane Irma threatens to pound Miami with winds of mind-boggling power, a heavyweight hazard looms over the city's skyline: two dozen enormous construction cranes.

    And because those cranes weren't designed to withstand a storm of Irma's ferocity, city officials are telling people who live in the shadows of the giant lifting devices to leave.


     
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