Window washers rescued from dangling scaffolding at 1 World Trade Center

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Two window washers were trapped on a dangling scaffold nearly 70 stories up the new 1 World Trade Center tower for nearly two hours on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (KABC)

Two window washers have been rescued after being trapped on dangling scaffolding at 1 World Trade Center in New York.

Crews cut through a window on the 69th floor to get to the workers, who were left hanging off the nation's tallest building.

The motorized scaffolding dangled at a roughly 75-degree angle near the 68th floor after the cable snapped as it was being raised back to the roof just before 1 p.m. ET.

The workers, employed by a company contracted by the building's manager, were secured by their safety harnesses.

People on the ground were moved back in case glass began flying, and the 9/11 Memorial was being evacuated as a precaution.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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