Wednesday, November 12, 2014

WTC rescue effort has happy ending

From the NY Times:

New York City firefighters on Wednesday afternoon rescued two window washers who became suspended 69 stories above the street while working at the newly completed 1 World Trade Center.

The workers, who were harnessed to the scaffolding of the window-washing equipment, were uninjured, the authorities said.

Shortly before 2 p.m., firefighters could be seen cutting a hole through a window near the platform, assembling inside and pulling the workers to safety.

Fire Commissioner Daniel A. Nigro was succinct in summing up the efforts made during the day: “The results today — two men are going to go home tonight.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio, speaking at a news conference in Lower Manhattan, called the rescue “an extraordinary effort by the F.D.N.Y.”


Anonymous said...

FDNY is the best !

JQ said...

did someone miss a spot?

really what needed to be washed up there,does someone at durst have OCD and noticed a slight blemish?

Anonymous said...

Sooo-- the brand new WTC has cables that break already? Hmmm.

Anonymous said...

Why the hell isn't this automated?

Machines have existed for years that do this -much- faster and don't risk lives.

Anonymous said...

The 1970 World Trade Center had automated window washing equipment. I guess that future is not here yet.