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 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.
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.