TWO window cleaners who were stranded 69 storeys above street level when their cradle partially collapsed have been rescued.
Firefighters cut panes of glass to rescue the pair from the south side of the newly-opened 1 World Trade Centre in New York.
The city’s fire department said the men were tethered and communicating with rescuers during their ordeal.
Joe Pentangelo, spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the building, said it appeared that a cable on the cradle had broken.
Police official John Miller said the cradle was hanging at “a 75-degree angle”.
The cable apparently snapped at around 1pm local time and the workmen were pulled inside the building at around 2.15pm.
CONNECT WITH THE SCOTSMAN
• Subscribe to our daily newsletter (requires registration) and get the latest news, sport and business headlines delivered to your inbox every morning