Lunch atop a Skyscraper. Lewis Hine. Reading version ( library shop window)

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Lunch atop a Skyscraper

Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam) is a famous black-and-white photograph taken during construction of the RCA Building at 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, New York City, United States.
The photograph depicts eleven men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling 256 meters (840 feet) above the New York City streets. The men have no safety harness, which was linked to the Great Depression, when people were willing to take any job regardless of safety issues.The photo was taken on September 20, 1932 on the 69th floor of the RCA Building during the last months of construction.


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