Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times The boom of the construction crane atop 157 West 57th Street was damaged by Hurricane Sandy’s winds on Oct. 29. It took six days to secure before neighboring buildings could be reoccupied.
A Potain tower crane has been brought back to life in Pune, India, even though its owners thought it was beyond repair. The MCi 85 A suffered major structural damage after it endured 150 km/h winds during a cyclonic storm in Gurgaon, which is in the north India. But EnCORE, Manitowoc Crane Care’s remanufacturing service, repaired the 5 t capacity crane and it is now back in service, building another high-rise tower in Gurgaon.