Terrifying: Window Washers Dangling Outside One World Trade Center

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A nightmarish situation is currently unfolding 69 stories above the streets of New York City, where two window washers are clinging to a collapsed scaffold outside One World Trade Center.

The workers were descending from the top of the building when the machine lowering them and their equipment malfunctioned, the New York Times reports, leaving them stranded and dangling outside the building at a sharp angle (harnesses prevented them from falling further).

The FDNY's Twitter has pictures, and they're pretty alarming.
UPDATE: The Times reports that firefighters have cut a hole in a nearby window and pulled the two workers to safety.
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