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Sat Oct 19, 2019, 01:38 PM

In New Orleans, waiting for blasts to take down cranes

Source: Associated Press

By REBECCA SANTANA 41 minutes ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Officials in New Orleans say that plans to safely topple two giant cranes leaning precariously over the crumbled remains of a partially collapsed hotel must be delayed by a day.

Officials said at a press conference that the demotion, scheduled for Saturday, will take place on Sunday, no earlier than noon.

The towers — one around 270 feet (82 meters) high, the other about 300 feet (91 meters) — weigh tons and have loomed over the wreckage for a week. The Hard Rock Hotel under construction at the corner of Canal and Rampart Streets partially collapsed Oct. 12, killing three workers. Two bodies remain in the unstable wreckage and Mayor LaToya Cantrell said recovering the remains would be a top priority once the area was rendered safe.

If the plans succeed, the towers will drop vertically, sparing neighboring structures that include the Saenger Theatre and the New Orleans Athletic Club, both built in the 1920s. Officials said shelter would be provided for anyone needing it as a result of an evacuation around the site.

Read more: https://www.apnews.com/37b935181c504f21a4530d1220357962

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turbinetree Oct 19 OP
Roy Rolling Oct 19 #1
Opel_Justwax Oct 19 #2
irisblue Oct 19 #3
Roy Rolling Oct 19 #4
ArizonaLib Oct 19 #5
melm00se Oct 20 #7
ArizonaLib Oct 20 #8
Sherman A1 Oct 20 #6

Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 02:14 PM

1. Good seating still available

Fortunately my wife's office has parking nearby and a great view from the upper floors. And being on the edge of the French Quarter next to Bourbon Street, it'll be a gigantic tourist draw.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 03:30 PM

2. I hope the owners and builders all good liabilty insurance.

This could easily drive any company into bankruptcy.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 03:50 PM

3. are there still 2 missing right?

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Response to irisblue (Reply #3)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 07:09 PM

4. Yes

Two missing, demo tomorrow before noon.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sat Oct 19, 2019, 08:36 PM

5. Red state construction standards

Always the minimum.

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Response to melm00se (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 08:10 AM

8. Workplace accidents happen all the time in every industry

Red state construction standards - not just safety standards. Conservatives always have anecdotal references for anything they want to lie about. Reagan's people never verified the existence of the limousine welfare queen - prime example.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2019, 05:39 AM

6. I hope that they can accomplish this safely

And then recover the remains of the workers who were lost.

After that it’s time to drop the rest of the building, clean up the mess and let the lawyers sort out the rest.

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