Manhattan Crane Collapse

Manhattan Crane Collapse
Crane Collapse Chart
Crane Collapse Chart Planets

Manhattan Crane Collapse

May 30, 2008 (Day 151, Arrogance):  A construction crane collapsed in Manhattan about 8:06 AM EDT.  The crane operator, Donald Leo, 30, and another worker, Ramadan Kurtaj, 27, were killed and the 23-story apartment building across the street was damaged.  The crane was being used in the construction of a 32-story building called the Azure at 333 East 91 St. and First Ave.  Inspectors had shut the crane down for unsafe operation on April 24, and resumption of work was approved yesterday.  Workers said the crane's turntable popped off.  The turntable enables the crane to rotate.

This is the third crane collapse correlated to NASA space activities.  Two crane collapses were associated with NASA's previous STS-123 mission, and this collapse came during the middle of the Launch Countdown for STS-124, which was launched the next day.  A crane fell in Manhattan on March 15 during the installation of the Dextre crane on the Space Station.  During the STS-123 return from the Space Station, a crane fell in Miami and killed 2 people.

Crane Collapse Chart

Manhattan Crane CollapseThe Star Chart at the time of the Manhattan crane collapse contained a Mystic Rectangle and a Coffin in the shape of a tower.  The Mediator Planet was in conjunction with Midheaven in Aquarius, which symbolizes a notorious tower.  A crane is a tower, and Florida corresponds to Aquarius.  The International Space Station has also come to be a symbol of the Tower of Babel, which was a notorious tower.  The Coffin was shaped like a high-rise building, or tower.  It corresponds to the building in Manhattan, which was under construction with the crane, and the building across the street that was damaged by the falling crane.

The Mystic Rectangle balances two pairs of opposition.  They were the God of the Covenants in Leo, for powers of rulers, and the Redeemer in Capricornus, for Gentile wealth.  This corresponds to the attempt of government leaders to manage the current recession in the US, which is the Judgment of the Prostitute of Babylon.  The other opposition was the Last Adam in Sagittarius, for an enemy attack, and the Savior in Taurus, for a champion.  The Sun was also in Taurus, for highest glory.  And the Morning Star was in Taurus, for conqueror of an empire.  All this could apply to the US war in Iraq, which corresponds to the region of Sagittarius on the Zodiac Map.

The Red Planet was in Cancer, for suffering from a safety breach.  This applies to the crane collapse.  Crane operation resumed today after being shut down for unsafe operation on April 24.  Today, NASA was preparing to Launch STS-124, where 24 stands for Satan's strategic attack on Israel.  The Ascendant Sign was Gemini, which corresponds to California and Israel.

The Moon was in Pisces for a congregation of believers, which corresponds to the residents of the apartment building damaged by the falling crane.


The latest crane collapse in Manhattan is the third one that can be correlated to NASA activities.  The previous two crane collapses were associated with the previous STS-123 mission in which the Dextre crane was installed on the Space Station.  The next mission, STS-124, is scheduled for launch tomorrow.  So today's crane collapse heralded the launch of STS-124, which stands for strategy - e.g. Satan's strategic attack on Israel.  A crane, which suspends objects between heaven and Earth, symbolizes a mediator.  In the Star Chart of today's crane collapse, the Mediator Planet in Aquarius was in conjunction with Midheaven, for a notorious tower, or crane.  This corresponds to the International Space Station as a symbol of the Tower of Babel.  And Aquarius corresponds to Florida, the location of the launch of STS-124.

The Azure building from which the crane fell was at 333 East 91 St. and First Ave, where 333 is the number for a hurricane and 91 is for a coup de grace.  Yesterday, the first eastern Pacific tropical storm ever, since records began in 1949, hit Central America.  Tropical Storm Alma made landfall in Nicaragua.  A tropical storm rotates.  The crane reportedly fell when the turntable popped off.  A tropical storm symbolizes the rejection of the grace message of the pastor by the arrogant congregation, which is like a rebellious female who rejects the authority of her right man.  Today's crane collapse was on Day 151, for arrogance.  The Moon in Pisces symbolizes a congregation of believers, which also corresponded to the dwellers (or congregation) in the apartment building that was damaged by the falling crane.

The Red Planet was in Cancer, for suffering from a safety breach.  This corresponded to the crane collapse.  Operation of the crane had just resumed today after being shut down for safety reasons on April 24.

Crane Collapse Chart Planets

Sun Taurus Highest glory
Moon Pisces Congregation of believers (apt. bldg. dwellers)
Savior Taurus Champion
Morning Star Taurus Conqueror of an empire
Red Planet Cancer Suffering from safety breach
Almighty God Sagittarius Mighty army
Ring Planet Leo Powers of rulers
Mediator Aquarius Tower
Redeemer Capricornus Wealth of Gentiles
Last Adam Sagittarius Enemy attack



1.  "Second NYC Crane Crash in 3 Months Kills Two Workers," Chris Dolmetsch and Bob Ivry, Bloomberg Press, May 30, 2008.
2.  "Crane Collapse Kills Two and Unsettles New Yorkers,"   Michael M. Grynbaum, New York Times, May 31, 2008.

Released February 1, 2010 - Revised March 7, 2010

Author: Larry Wood
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