The Fire Department said the fire at the 75-story building was reported just before 9 p.m.
Work to lower the boom and all other parts continued on Saturday evening and was expected to go all night long and into the morning.
A huge metal crane that was toppled by Superstorm Sandy and left hanging precariously over the road was finally going back up Saturday.
The crane that collapsed and terrified Midtown residents and visitors as it dangled over the road during Superstorm Sandy has been rebuilt by an area hotel in gingerbread form, according to a published report.
The New York City Department of Emergency Management announced Thursday afternoon that residents and hotel guests who were forced to evacuate due to the crane collapse will be escorted into the buildings by the NYPD to retrieve ‘absolute necessities’ such as medication.
The top of the crane, about 75-stories up, could be seen dangling down from next to the luxury building.