Window washers rescued, World Trade Center: Firefighters, police help make dramatic save (VIDEO).

Window Washers Rescued From Platform Hanging Off Side of World Trade Center (Video)

Window Washers Rescued From Platform Hanging Off Side of World Trade Center (Video)

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Nov. 12 2014 3:45 PM

Window Washers Rescued From Platform Hanging Crazily Off the Side of the World Trade Center

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The hanging platform.

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A platform supporting two window washers slipped steeply sideways outside the 69th floor of One World Trade Center in New York City this afternoon after a support cable broke; both workers were rescued over an hour later and have been sent to a hospital to be treated for "mild hypothermia."

The building, the United States' tallest, officially opened last week. Responders from the New York fire and police departments cut a hole in a window and helped the window washers, who were tethered to the platform, climb through to the building.

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Here's a picture tweeted by the FDNY during the rescue:

And here's video that appears to show the workers stepping to safety: