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World Trade Center Rescue

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World Trade Center Scaffolding

Scaffolding with two window washers aboard hangs along the south side of 1 World Trade Center before a cable broke, prompting a rescue by firefighters, on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in New York. In a dramatic rescue broadcast live on TV, the firefighters could be seen tethering the workers to harnesses and then guiding them carefully through the window on the 68th floor of the nation's tallest building. (AP Photo/Valerie Lyon Kuehn)

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World Trade Center Scaffolding

A partially collapsed scaffolding hangs from the 1 World Trade Center in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. New York City firefighters have been called to the nation's tallest skyscraper, where two workers are stuck on scaffolding 69 stories above street level. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) A partially collapsed scaffolding hangs from the 1 World Trade Center in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. New York City firefighters have been called to the nation's tallest skyscraper, where two workers are stuck on scaffolding 69 stories above street level. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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World Trade Center Scaffolding

Vegah and Pegah Habibbi of Shiraz, Iran, look up at 1 World Trade Center where a scaffolding still dangled hours after two window washers were rescued by firefighters who sawed through a window to reach them, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in New York. The accident, which officials said was caused by a malfunctioning cable, happened little more than a week after workers began moving into the nation's tallest building. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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World Trade Center Scaffolding

A partially collapsed scaffolding hangs from the 1 World Trade Center in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. New York City firefighters have been called to the nation's tallest skyscraper, where two workers are stuck on scaffolding 69 stories above street level. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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World Trade Center Scaffolding

This photo provided by the New York City Fire Department shows a window washer's gondola as it hangs from 1 World Trade Center, in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Police official, John Miller, said the partially collapsed scaffolding hung at "a 75-degree angle." (AP Photo/New York City Fire Department) This photo provided by the New York City Fire Department shows a window washer's gondola as it hangs from 1 World Trade Center, in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Police official, John Miller, said the partially collapsed scaffolding hung at "a 75-degree angle." (AP Photo/New York City Fire Department)

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World Trade Center-Scaffolding

In this image taken from video and provided by WABC, a window washer straddles the empty space between his dangling scaffolding and 1 World Trade Center as New York City firefighters remove him from the scaffolding as it hung 69 stories high, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 in New York. The two window washers were suspended for over an hour as firefighters cut through the new skyscraper's glass to pull them to safety. (AP Photo/WABC) In this image taken from video and provided by WABC, a window washer straddles the empty space between his dangling scaffolding and 1 World Trade Center as New York City firefighters remove him from the scaffolding as it hung 69 stories high, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 in New York. The two window washers were suspended for over an hour as firefighters cut through the new skyscraper's glass to pull them to safety. (AP Photo/WABC) MANDATORY CREDIT, NYC OUT

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World Trade Center Scaffolding

A firefighter reaches through a cut-out window into a dangling work basket to rescue two workers from outside the 104-story 1 World Trade Center in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. The two window washers were trapped for more than an hour. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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Workers Trapped on World Trade Center

A firefighter looks out an opening cut into the glass of the window on the 60th floor of 1 World Trade Center after rescuing two workers from their collapsed scaffolding in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. The two window washers were trapped for more than an hour. The dramatic rescue occurred on the south side of the 1,776-foot, 104-story building, where the open-topped platform hung at about a 45-degree angle and swayed slightly in the wind. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) A firefighter looks out an opening cut into the glass of the window on the 60th floor of 1 World Trade Center after rescuing two workers from their collapsed scaffolding in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. The two window washers were trapped for more than an hour. The dramatic rescue occurred on the south side of the 1,776-foot, 104-story building, where the open-topped platform hung at about a 45-degree angle and swayed slightly in the wind. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)