UNDATED (CNN) -- It is an unsettling remnant of Hurricane Sandy dangling high over Midtown Manhattan. The infamous collapsed crane has now become a tourist attraction.
There's a new addition to New York's skyline making it hard to resist looking up. The crane that has pedestrians craning their necks was caught on camera during its partial collapse.
Like a modern day version of the Greek myth about the sword of Damocles hanging over Manhattan's 57th Street, it had newscasters riveted.
Destined to be the tallest residential apartment building in New York City with $90 million penthouses, it now has the air of infamy.
Police have closed off the streets below as engineers figure out when the weather makes it safe to strap the drooping boom to the building.
Cathy step and her husband were in a hotel room across from the crane as she talked on the phone. She says, "I was telling my mom I was safe and at that minute I heard crane go over. Crunch! I said honey you better look out the window."
The steps were evacuated to another hotel. Donald trump has a view of the crane out his window, he's even with it and he told CNBC it was left at too upright an angle. He says, "And they didn't tie it down. That crane was not tied down. They are not supposed to be tethered, that is quite the contrary. they are supposed to be free and weathervane. Somebody made a big mistake. It is conceivable nobody did anything wrong whatsoever and it wasn't a malfunction and it was just a strange gust of wind."
That turned into a gale of notoriety for a swaying mass of metal that even has a tabloid nickname: hurry up and get that hurri-crane out of there.