Rescue workers had to breach a concrete wall to gain access to Asher Vongtau, who was found wedged between an NYU dorm and a parking garage on Sunday evening, officials said.
Police said the student was conscious and taken to Bellevue Hospital in a stable condition.
It is unclear how the student got stuck or for how long. A fire official said the only way to get to the site is from above.
COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? firstname.lastname@example.org