At least two window washers are trapped outside of the 68th floor of 1 World Trade Center. Rescue workers are working to free the trapped workers, who were reportedly on their way to the top of the building when of their scaffold's motors or cables broke just before 1 p.m.
— FDNY (@FDNY) November 12, 2014
1 World Trade Center, which, at 104 stories and 1776 feet, is the country's tallest building, just opened to the public last week.
UPDATE 2:16 pm: The two workers were rescued at 2:10 pm, after being stranded outside 1 WTC for almost an hour and a half.
Manhattan *High Angle Rescue* Box 8084- 1 World Trade Center. Photo By: RavazziArt pic.twitter.com/emBPBEzr93
— NYC Fire Wire (@NYCFireWire) November 12, 2014
Window washing platform collapsing on 1 WTC bldg - just drove by pic.twitter.com/NZIsno6vNQ
— Zachary Prensky (@Zackfoot) November 12, 2014
[Images via ThusSpakeZarathustra]