Eleven men eating lunch, seated on a girder with their feet dangling hundreds of feet above the New York City streets. Charles C. Ebbets took the photo on September 29, 1932 on the 69th floor of the RCA Building during the last months of construction.

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Lunch atop a Skyscraper is a famous black-and-white photograph taken during construction of the RCA Building (renamed the GE Building in 1986) at Rockefeller Center in New York City, United States. Below is a picture of construction workers who recreated the classic photo in 2011 by posing on a girder 800ft above London.

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Charles C. Ebbets :: ‘ Lunch atop a Skyscraper’ / Construction workers eat their lunches atop a steel beam 800 feet above ground, at the building site of the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center, NYC, 20 Sep 1932 more [+] by this photographer

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Charles Ebbets preparing for his "Lunch atop a Skyscraper" photograph in 1932. He is perched on the 69th floor of the GE building.

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New York New York.  Saw the photo of all the men lined up on the steel girder years ago.  Great to see it again.  Amazing really..

New York New York. Saw the photo of all the men lined up on the steel girder years ago. Great to see it again. Amazing really..

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Construction workers taking a nap on a steel girder during construction of the RCA building in NYC in 1932 after the iconic “Lunch atop a Skyscraper" picture was taken (Source)

Construction workers eat their lunches atop a steel beam 800 feet above ground, at the building site of the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center in New York, Sept. 29, 1932. And, the previously unpublished version of the iconic photograph.

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