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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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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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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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9 Famous Staged Photos

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 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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Charles C. Ebbetts - 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 And, the previously unpublished version of the iconic photograph.

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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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