1. Phew

    Window Washers Trapped on Tower

    TO GO WITH USA-ARCHITECTURE-ENVIRONMENT by Paola Messana
The Hearst Tower, the first building in New York to get the The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a US green building rating system, given to environmently-friendly building in New York, 24 August 2007. New York, the city which has the largest amount of sky-scrappers in the world, has so far only one “Green Building” completed, the Hearst Tower, but environmently-friendly architecture is becoming a priority in renovating old buildings and new constructions. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Two window washers were saved after being trapped near the 45th floor of New York City's Hearst Tower on Wednesday. The two men were wearing safety harnesses when a scaffold suddenly buckled, leaving them stuck lying on their stomachs. Neither was injured, and they appeared to be resting comfortably, according to footage from the scene. Firefighters performed a “high-angle rescue” ordered by the FDNY, leading them safely through an opening on the 44th floor.

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