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New Orleans Delays Demolition of Cranes in Hotel Collapse

Workers in a bucket hoisted by a crane begin the process of preparing the two unstable cranes for implosion at the collapse…

A plan to use explosives to topple two giant cranes leaning precariously over a partially collapsed hotel has been delayed until Sunday, city officials said after determining the cranes were more damaged than previously thought.

Officials said a demolition that had been planned Saturday will now take place no earlier than noon Sunday. Fire Chief Tim McConnell said the latest delay was caused by the new assessment of the cranes.

“As they got up and got closer they found out some things about it that have changed the way they are going to take it down … and that’s going to take read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com