Two window washers dangled precariously alongside One World Trade Center after their scaffolding partially collapsed. They were 68 floors up.
Manhattan *High Angle Rescue* Box 8084- 1 World Trade Center. Photo By: RavazziArt pic.twitter.com/emBPBEzr93— NYC Fire Wire (@NYCFireWire) November 12, 2014
WTC window washers emergency pic.twitter.com/Yf7mzVUQSw— David Clark Scott (@davidclarkscott) November 12, 2014
Two window washers are stuck dangling on WTC right now. Very, very scary. (View from 195 Broadway) pic.twitter.com/iLupLiZOrF— Margot Wood (@margotwood) November 12, 2014
It was an inauspicious omen for what we used to call the “Freedom Tower,” which opened its doors just nine days ago. Firefighters opted to cut through a window and pull the imperiled workers inside. Just a normal day at work for everyone involved.
MAN ALL HANDS 1 WORLD TRADE CENTER, HIGH RISE (WORLD TRADE CENTER) SCAFFOLDING EMERGENCY,— FDNY (@FDNY) November 12, 2014
First window washer safe inside World Trade Center, brought in through hole carved into window pic.twitter.com/a4xlmG1oSe— Kia Makarechi (@Kia_Mak) November 12, 2014
Rescuers cut a window to reach the trapped washers. End. pic.twitter.com/mEaoK5MZHO— Rodrigo (@RodrigoEBR) November 12, 2014
Here’s a livestream of what’s happening on the outside, courtesy of WABC-TV New York. We'll be kissing the ground in the meanwhile.
Update Nov. 12, 2:20 ET: Both workers have been rescued by FDNY.