New York: Two window washers were rescued at the new World Trade Center Wednesday after the cable secured to their platform snapped and left them dangling 69 floors above ground for nearly two hours.
Rescuers cut a window to reach the workers who clung to a platform suspended at a precarious angle a frightening 787 feet (240 meters) above ground at Tower 1 of the complex in lower Manhattan.
Ambulances, fire trucks and helicopters were dispatched to the scene and the area around the building in downtown New York City was sectioned off.
The window washers were wearing safety harnesses and therefore were not in grave danger, authorities said.
The building, which stands on the ground of the former World Trade Center which was attacked on September 11, 2001, re-opened only last week.