NEW YORK (AP) - Hurricane Sandy damaged a Manhattan construction crane, leaving it dangling from a luxury high-rise.
The Parker Meridien hotel was among area buildings evacuated as a precaution. Streets were also cleared.
The cause of the accident isn't known. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said all construction cranes were inspected before the storm to make sure they were secure.
It's unclear whether there was a problem with the way the crane was secured or whether the wind simply was so strong that it bent the rig.
Meteorologists think the wind might have been blowing 95 mph that far above the ground.