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Inspections of dangling crane completed
NEW YORK -- Experts are reviewing plans to secure the arm of a crane that's been dangling off a luxury high-rise in midtown Manhattan.
City officials said Thursday that inspections of the crane have been completed.
Meanwhile, the city has lifted its pre-storm ban on all outdoor construction work.
Buildings Department chief spokesman Tony Sclafani has said that a strong wind gust during superstorm Sandy likely was a major factor in the crane accident on Monday night.
Experts also have been examining how the crane was positioned.
Engineers climbed the 74-story building in the midst of the storm to inspect the crane.
Neighboring buildings were evacuated, including a hotel with 900 guests.
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