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Sandy batters NY: Crane dangles from high-rise, cars float!

Last updated on: October 30, 2012 12:34 IST

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Superstorm Sandy has swept across the eastern United States coast, bringing heavy rain, high winds and severe flooding.

Trees were uprooted, cars were seen floating and a crane was seen dangling over a New York street.

The storm caused a record surge of seawater in New York City, flooding car and subway tunnels and leaving much of lower Manhattan without power.

Here's a look at the wrath caused by the 'Frankstorm' in New York.

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Image: partially collapsed crane hangs from a high-rise building in Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy makes its approach in New York
Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Retuers

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A crane is seen dangling precariously from New York's tallest residential building as it partially collapsed due to winds as Sandy hit the city.

The luxury building, called One57, features a six-bedroom penthouse which reportedly sold for $90 million.


Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Retuers
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Firefighters have evacuated the streets surrounding the building. No injuries have been reported.


Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Retuers
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Firefighters look up at a partially collapsed crane hanging from the high-rise building.

The New York City Buildings Department suspended construction in wake of the storm.


Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Retuers

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A man photographs a partially collapsed crane hanging from a high-rise building in Manhattan.


Photographs: Brendan McDermid/Retuers
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Flooded cars, caused by Hurricane Sandy, are seen in New York. Hurricane Sandy, which threatens 50 million people in the eastern third of the U.S., is expected to bring days of rain, high winds and possibly heavy snow. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the closure of all New York City will bus, subway and commuter rail service.


Photographs: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

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Rising water, caused by Hurricane Sandy, rushes into a subterranian parking garage in New York.

Seven subway tunnels under the East River flooded, the Metro-North has lost power at stretches on multiple lines and there's plenty more damage throughout the entire system.



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A car sits in water after a road was flooded by rain from Hurricane Sandy.

Seawater burst the banks of the East and Hudson rivers.


Photographs: Rich-Joseph Facun/Reuters
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Floodwaters surround a car parked on a street in Hoboken, New Jersey.

The superstorm whipped up a record storm surge of 13.7 feet and seawater inundated the key Queens Midtown and the Battery Park-Brooklyn tunnels which take traffic from Manhattan Island to nearby suburbs.


Photographs: Rich-Joseph Facun/Reuters

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