This was a Breaking News Story that started :20 minutes before we were to go to air.
As with all Breaking News Stories – as the GA Reporter assigned for the day – it was all on me to gather, write and present.
NEW YORK — New York City firefighters have cut window glass and rescued two window washers trapped on scaffolding dangling 69 stories up the side of 1 World Trade Center, nearly seven hundred feet above ground.
The fire department says the workers were tethered and communicating with rescuers during their ordeal. Originally, it looked as if crews were going to try to reach them from the ground.
A cable on the scaffolding apparently broke around 1 p.m. EST. They were pulled inside the building around 2:15 p.m.
The building had its grand opening last Monday. During construction, the building was called Freedom Tower, built to replace the twin towers destroyed on 9/11. It has since been officially named 1 World Trade Center.
It’s the tallest building in the U.S. at 1,776 feet.