Watch the World Trade Center window-washer rescue live

Two window washers dangled precariously alongside One World Trade Center after their scaffolding partially collapsed. They were 68 floors up. 

It was an inauspicious omen for what we used to call the “Freedom Tower,” which opened its doors just nine days ago. Firefighters opted to cut through a window and pull the imperiled workers inside. Just a normal day at work for everyone involved. 

Here’s a livestream of what’s happening on the outside, courtesy of WABC-TV New York. We’ll be kissing the ground in the meanwhile.

Update Nov. 12, 2:20 ET: Both workers have been rescued by FDNY.

Photo by Javi Sánchez de la viña/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'