Thursday, August 25, 2011

Workers Securing Ground Zero With Hurricane Irene Bearing Down

As weather forecasts continue to put the New York City metro area in the bullseye for landfall for Hurricane Irene, construction sites around the region are buckling down. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.

None are more exposed to the winds than at Ground Zero, which is site to more than a dozen tower cranes and other jumbo cranes, plus two of the tallest buildings in Manhattan under construction.

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Crews will be securing construction materials throughout Ground Zero so that they don't become potential projectiles.

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