1 World Trade Center

No Fun Dangling From One of The Tallest Skyscrapers In The World

This week was a scary scene to watch at the same location where so many lost their lives. Two Hispanic window washers were trapped outside 1 World Trade Center after their scaffolding malfunctioned Wednesday, more than 69 stories in the air. People below watched and prayed for over 2 hours. Juan Lizama, 41, and Juan Lopez, 33, seemed in good spirits and their extensive training helped them stay safe and keep those below safe too.

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Everyone was safe around us and beneath us,” Lopez said. “Once I saw the fire department inside, I knew it was just a matter of time.” The responders were able to rescue the duo by cutting through thick window glass with a diamond saw. The problem with cutting through the glass, Lieutenant Ryan said, was that it could become pressurized at a high altitude, so rescue workers had to be careful that it did not shatter and injure anyone.

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Cleaning windows on one of the tallest skyscrapers in the world is not a easy job and we are glad they are both doing well.

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