alls well that ends well

we've been in one world trade center for just a little over a week now 
the windows had been washed inside
 but
 the outside was not so clean

 yesterday
 two very brave men
 rode a scaffold
 down from the 107th floor to our windows on 43 
to wash them

 on the way back up
 the scaffold cable broke
 and 
those two men
 hooked by several harnesses and safety cables to the scaffold
 dangled
 outside the building at the 68th floor 
for almost an hour and a half 
before
 fire fighters cut the glass of the windows to pull them into safety

i took these photos
 while they were working
 to share on my instagram and facebook feeds
 because
 all my previous photos 
were 
shot through dirty windows
 and
 i wanted everyone to see the windows being cleaned

little did i know





14 comments:

  1. Very scary! When I saw this on my newsfeed, I thought of you! Glad it all turned out well in the end!

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  2. I too thought of you - and you WERE there! Good pics





    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  3. When I saw this on the news, I thought of your photos and wondered if they could possibly be the same guys. I knew it was your same building. Wow!

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  4. I immediately thought of you too Daryl! Soo glad that it all ended well. VERY scary!!

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  5. It's amazing to me that with all the high tech stuff going into buildings that still the best way to clean them is a guy with a squeegee.

    Our building tried a high tech automated robotic washer the other day. It didn't work. We got the guys dangling on ropes with squeegees.

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  6. I thought of you too!! Thank God the two men were rescued. Just the though of this job makes my stomach flip over.

    Wonder how often they clean the windows? Geez.

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  7. Holy smokes! Thank goodness for harnesses and such. Maybe base jumping lessons and short flight parachutes should also be mandatory for a job like this.

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  8. Glad everyone is ok! Was that your photo I saw on TV this morning?
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  9. Oh my gosh, I've always wondered about those window washers and who chooses that job. I hope they get paid a lot for taking such risks. I know, safety and all, but still....look what can happen. Such excitement with your new offices! And your photos were picked up by the news!

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  10. It looks like you got hit by the same misogynistic pig of a spammer that hit my page yesterday.

    I heard about that on the news here... that would rate as a very uncomfortable hour and a half for those poor guys.

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  11. It looks we all thought of you when we heard the news! So glad they got them inside safely.

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  12. Oh my God. Glad they were rescued and are now safe. Scary stuff.

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