Today the crane sits derelict, the terminus of a lengthy dirt-covered pier, as Hunters Point is slowly churned up and developed around it. Decontamination has been a long, destructive process, wiping the landscape clean. But even as developers slowly close in around the crane, no plans yet call for its removal.

All current development initiatives see the Hunters Point Gantry Crane remaining as an iconic fixture on the bay for decades to come.