The (Hopefully Never Leaning)
Tower of Williamsburg
Residents at Kent Avenue and North 6th Street may have a new reason to be living on Edge. Crews worked throughout the weekend installing the neighborhood's first tower crane in recent memory. This particular crane is brought to you by New York Cranes: the same outfit that - you guessed it - owned the two tower cranes that collapsed in separate incidents earlier this year in Manhattan, collectively killing eight people.
While the cause of both collapses remain under investigation, there's been ongoing speculation that the second failure may have been caused by faulty repairs to the crane's turntable - the giant lazy susan that allows the horizontal jib, or working arm, to turn atop the vertical mast.
We're sure the new one being built at the site of the Edge residential development is perfectly safe...though you gotta love that this machine's turntable assembly bears the unlikely serial number "1234".