Fire fighters rescued a man in Stretford after he fell and his foot became trapped in the floor of a loft space.
The man became stuck on the fourth floor of a property under renovation in Norwood Road, Stretford.
There were fears for the safety of the man as the building is undergoing building work.
Crews used a crane and other specialist equipment to free him and the road was closed for a short time.
A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: "As the property is under renovation, it wasn't a stable building so we had to attend to make sure he could make it safely down to ground level."
Remarkable images released by Manchester Fire and Rescue Service give new insight into the scale of destruction caused by the IRA bomb attack.
The previously unseen photographs were released today to mark the 18th anniversary of the blast.
The attack took place on Saturday 15 June 1996 when a 3,300-pound (1,500 kg) bomb, placed in a van on Corporation Street, exploded at around 11.20am - wrecking the busy shopping area of the city centre.
The bomb was the biggest ever to explode on mainland Britain.
Two hundred and twelve people were injured, but there were no fatalities.
Several buildings near the explosion were damaged beyond repair and had to be demolished.
The perpetrators of the attack have never been caught.
To view all 69 of the images, visit the Flickr page of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.