News: The crane is turning, a clever approach to dismantling it.

Remember the crane that blew over in the storm on Monday?

Apparently it still works, and they’re solving the problem by turning it, so that the dangling part is touching the building.

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Presumably from there, they can dismantle it safely, and cart away the broken bits down through the building itself.

It’s kind of brilliant. They might do some damage to the building, but the ground below remains safe, and the problem may be solved quickly.

Update: Here’s a close-up of the crane. Note the net under the crane bits.

Update #2: Here’s a Bloomberg article that explains the plan.

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About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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