News Window washers rescued from United Nations building in Manhattan, FDNY says The workers were stuck outside of the 39th floor for about an hour, the FDNY said. Workers got stuck on a scaffold outside of the United Nations building in Manhattan on Thursday, the FDNY said. Photo Credit: FDNY via Twitter By Lauren Cook firstname.lastname@example.org Updated August 16, 2018 12:47 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email Two window washers got stuck on a scaffold at the top of the United Nations building on Thursday, the FDNY said. First responders were called to 405 E. 42nd St., which houses the United Nations' headquarters, just after 11:25 a.m., an FDNY spokesman said. The workers were stuck at the top floor of the 39-floor building, per the spokesman. They were rescued by FDNY members about an hour later, around 12:30 p.m., the fire department tweeted. It wasn't immediately clear how the workers got stuck. By Lauren Cook email@example.com Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.