I fell forty-seven storeys down a New York skyscraper
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I fell 47 storeys down a New York skyscraper

Alcides Moreno and his younger brother Edgar couldn't get a job in Ecuador so they moved to the United States and found work as window cleaners in New York.

On the morning of 7 December 2007, they took the lift to the roof of New York's Solow Tower. The building is 47 storeys high and to clean it, the brothers had to make their way down the outside using a 16 foot (4.9m) wide window washing platform suspended from the roof.

Alcides Moreno describes what happened next.

  • 07 Mar 2017