Or maybe it just seems that way.
But look at that sucker, cantilevered out over the park, totally lording it over Cooper Square! It looks absolutely gigantic, ready to pick up tiny Cooper Union and fling it over its shoulder into the East River. The metal monster complete dominates the square. It slices the sky in two. What's more, this picture is deceptive; the crane is far more imposing and enormous in person.
Think the DOB's inspected it lately?