2 workers rescued from high up World Trade Center

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Two window washers rescued from window-washing rig high above Manhattan Hanging platform collapsed at One World Trade Center with the workers on itThe tower is the country's tallest building at 1,776 feet

New York (CNN) -- Emergency crews on Wednesday rescued two window washers who were trapped on a hanging platform dangling perilously at the 68th floor of the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center building in lower Manhattan.

Rescue workers used a diamond saw to tear through three layers of glass panes -- the thickest nearly two inches -- to pull the workers to safety about 2:15 p.m., authorities said.

The men were taken to Bellevue Hospital Center wi