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
Lunch atop a skyscraper (1932). Today on the 80th anniversary of the shot called “Lunch atop a skyscraper,”where 11 steel workers are sitting fearlessly having lunch on an 8 inch girder 850 feet above the city, it is being reported that the shot was a publicity stunt.
Charles Ebbets' depiction of "Lunch atop a Skyscraper" has become synonymous with the booming construction era in New York City. Ebbets climbed atop Rockefeller Center along with the construction workers to snap this iconic photo on Sept. 29, 1932.