Rescued! Window washers plucked from scaffold dangling from World Trade Center

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NEW YORK — Emergency crews in New York rescued two workers who had been trapped in a window-washing scaffold on Wednesday. The men dangled perilously inside the apparatus at the 69th floor of the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center building in lower Manhattan.

The workers were tethered and uninjured, the city’s fire department said.

Emergency workers cut through the glass window where they were hanging.

Law enforcement officials said a cable on one side of the scaffold snapped, leaving it hanging by only one cable.

At 1,776 feet tall, the building surpassed Chicago’s Willis Tower — at 1,451 feet — as the nation’s tallest building.

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