NYC Crane Collapse Simulation

Not sure if too many of you know this, but a crane collapsed in New York City on Saturday. It’s an enormous tragedy and nothing could possibly justify making any jokes from the situation. However, with a steadfast desire to figure out exactly what happened, I mocked up some possible scenarios using a computer physics simulation software called “Phun.” Hopefully it can be of help to the investigators. Videos are below.

Crane failure due to improper bracing onto building:

Crane failure due to improper securing of load:

Crane failure due to natural phenomena:

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    phun stuff man. I am sure the investigators appreciate your efforts in reconstructing the event

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    =)) nice natural phenomen=))

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