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2 window washers rescued near top of Hearst skyscraper

(AP) - Two window washers left dangling from a collapsed scaffold near the top of a New York City skyscraper have been rescued. The men were stuck Wednesday afternoon at the 600-foot Hearst building

News 12 Staff

Jun 13, 2013, 1:18 AM

Updated 3,994 days ago

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2 window washers rescued near top of Hearst skyscraper

(AP) - Two window washers left dangling from a collapsed scaffold near the top of a New York City skyscraper have been rescued.

The men were stuck Wednesday afternoon at the 600-foot Hearst building in midtown Manhattan.

Fire department officials say workers cut open windows on the 44th floor and pulled the men inside to safety. The window washers and a firefighter moved slowly from the scaffolding to the opening.

The metal scaffold appeared to have buckled in the middle, into an elongated V shape. The men were on either side, communicating with firefighters on the roof of the 46-story building for about an hour and a half before they were rescued.

The Hearst Tower is the world headquarters of the Hearst Corp. and the first green high-rise office building in the city.

For Chopper 12 footage of the window washers in New York City, watch the video to the left or click 12 Extra on Channel 612.

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