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US Demolition of New Orleans cranes expected Saturday after weather delay

21:05  19 october  2019
21:05  19 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Damaged cranes hampering rescue efforts in partially collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock hotel

  Damaged cranes hampering rescue efforts in partially collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock hotel Rescue crews in New Orleans were still searching for a missing worker in the area where a Hard Rock Hotel and Casino building under construction partially collapsed and expressed concerns about two heavily damaged cranes that were in danger of falling down, officials said Monday. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); "We're still in rescue mode," said New Orleans Fire Chief Timothy McConnell during a news conference. "Our teams are once again, they're back in the building for the fifth time today.

Two construction cranes will be demolished by controlled blasts Friday in New Orleans . The cranes were damaged when parts of the Hard Rock The Weather Company’s primary journalistic mission is to report on breaking weather news, the environment and the importance of science to our lives.

Plans to explode two giant, badly damaged construction cranes towering over a partially collapsed New Orleans building have been pushed back to Saturday . Forecasters say a tropical storm could form Friday in the Gulf of Mexico. It's now expected to track east of the New Orleans area but officials.

The implosion of two cranes at the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, which partially collapsed during construction, was expected Saturday after a delay due to a tropical storm, officials said.

a crane next to a building: Debris hangs on the side of the building after a large portion of a hotel under construction suddenly collapsed in New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Several construction workers had to run to safety as the Hard Rock Hotel, which has been under construction for the last several months, came crashing down. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse or if anyone was injured.  (Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate via AP)© Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate/AP Debris hangs on the side of the building after a large portion of a hotel under construction suddenly collapsed in New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Several construction workers had to run to safety as the Hard Rock Hotel, which has been under construction for the last several months, came crashing down. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse or if anyone was injured. (Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate via AP)

The precise time after noon local time was to be determined, the city's emergency preparedness agency said via Twitter.

New crane positioned near unstable New Orleans collapse site

  New crane positioned near unstable New Orleans collapse site A new construction crane has been moved to the New Orleans site where a partially collapsed building and two giant cranes are in danger of toppling after a weekend disaster that killed three workers. It was not immediately clear how it might be used in efforts to stabilize the site. It was not immediately clear how it might be used in efforts to stabilize the site. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards was to meet with officials there Thursday and hold an afternoon news conference.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The City of New Orleans announced Friday that it has pushed the demolition of the Hard Rock Hotel cranes to Saturday McConnell said they city can demolish the cranes 15 minutes after workers are out of danger. Mayor LaToya Cantrell said the city has issued a

Workers begin arriving before the expected controlled demolition of a construction crane at the partially collapsed Hard Rock hotel building in New The delay was announced at a news conference Friday morning even as forecasters took the New Orleans area out of the danger zone for a tropical

"We will provide updates with ample notice as soon as possible... Stay away from the area," NOLA Ready tweeted.

Saturday evening's Krewe of Boo event downtown, the city's official Halloween parade, was canceled because of the demolition, officials said.

Crews had hoped to take the cranes down Friday evening, said New Orleans Fire Chief Tim McConnell. "The wind is our biggest problem," he said.

Tropical Storm Nestor was tracking east and has potential to bring 35 mph winds, said Collin Arnold, director of the city's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a state of emergency.

Arnold said officials will need the public's cooperation during the demolition because people will want to watch, but he urged against it.

New Orleans to explode huge unstable cranes ahead of storm

  New Orleans to explode huge unstable cranes ahead of storm The city of New Orleans is preparing to explode two giant, badly damaged construction cranes that are towering over a partially collapsed hotel project at the edge of the French Quarter, bringing them down Friday just ahead of tropical weather that could possibly cause them to tumble out of control. They hope to demolish the cranes with a series of controlled explosions that would drop them straight down without damaging gas and electricity lines and historic buildings.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a hotel building under construction in New Officials had hoped to bring the structures down Friday, ahead of an approaching tropical weather They hope to demolish the cranes Friday with a series of controlled explosions that would drop them

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on the collapse of a hotel building under construction in New Officials had hoped to bring the structures down Friday, ahead of an approaching tropical weather They hope to demolish the cranes Friday with a series of controlled explosions that would drop them

"If you are in line of sight of this, you're too close," Arnold said.

Door-knocking and clearing the evacuation area will begin four hours before demolition, McConnell said.

Experts plan to strategically place explosives onto the cranes, hoping the debris lands in a certain area, avoiding major gas and power lines, according to McConnell.

Two bodies remain in the rubble

Portions of the Hard Rock Hotel collapsed last Saturday. More than 100 construction workers were there, according to one of the construction companies.

Video footage showed workers emerging from a giant cloud of dust after the upper floors collapsed and debris filled the street.

At least two people were killed and 30 hospitalized, authorities said. All but one of the injured have been discharged.

a large white building: The construction site of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans.© WDSU The construction site of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans.

Cantrell said Friday she attended the funeral of Anthony Magrette, 49, whose body was removed from the site on Sunday. Cantrell emphasized the importance of finding and removing the two bodies authorities believe are still in the rubble.

Documents and paperwork from the offices of contractors in the hotel have been collected and put in storage as evidence, Cantrell said.

10 injured in the collapse are suing the construction companies

Ten people who were injured sued Thursday.

The lawsuit accuses the construction companies of failing "to take reasonable care in planning, assessing, and monitoring the construction of the collapsed structure." It also claims that "it was apparent that the structural supports at the building were inadequate to support the weight of the concrete slabs on the upper floors."

"The primary goal is to get to the bottom of exactly what happened, and make sure that nothing like this ever happens again," an attorney for the plaintiffs said.

New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel collapse: two cranes demolished at construction site in New Orleans .
Now that two cranes at the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans are toppled, crews can begin searching for two bodies that remain in the debris, city officials said Sunday. © Scott Threlkeld/The Advocate/AP Debris hangs on the side of the building after a large portion of a hotel under construction suddenly collapsed in New Orleans on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. Several construction workers had to run to safety as the Hard Rock Hotel, which has been under construction for the last several months, came crashing down. It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse or if anyone was injured.

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