Lunch atop a Skyscraper in New York

Lunch atop a Skyscraper in New York

The photograph taken atop the steelwork of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, during the construction of the Rockefeller Center, in Manhattan, New York City.

The photograph depicts eleven men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling 260 meters above the New York City streets. The photograph was taken on September 20, 1932, on the 69th floor of the RCA Building during the last months of construction. The photo appeared in the Sunday photo supplement of the New York Herald Tribune on October 2, 1932.

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GE Building 2005 / Image: Wikipedia
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Charles Clyde Ebbets was an American photographer who is credited with having taken the iconic photograph Lunch atop a Skyscraper (1932)  /  Image: Google Earth – Charles Clyde Ebbets

Featured Image: Lunch atop a Skyscraper / Image: by Charles Clyde Ebbets

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