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Window Washing Wire

How has commercial window washing changed now that NYC has become "a crystal garden of geometric forms and irregular shapes," as Adam Higgenbotham writes in this week's New Yorker? "Each time I shifted my weight the narrow platform swayed sickeningly, like the world's most appalling fairground ride," he writes of of joining the crew tasked with washing Norman Foster's glassy Hearst Tower, in midtown. [New Yorker]