Lunch Atop A Skyscraper by photographybymsjudi

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Lunch Atop A Skyscraper Rug

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper Rug
Lunch Atop A Skyscraper Rug
Lunch Atop A Skyscraper Rug
Lunch Atop A Skyscraper Rug

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper Rug

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Its hard not to notice the life sized statues donning the top of the soon-to-be open Iron Works restaurant on Main Street. Even though they were just put in place on Wednesday, Iron Works owner Brandon Powell said they are already creating a buzz. The community is definitely excited about it. The statues, one of three creations of Sergio Furnari's "Lunchtime on a Skyscraper" depict a scene of workers taking a lunch break while dangling their feet. The work was inspired by the 1932 photo " New York Construction Workers Lunching On A Crossbeam" by Charles C. Ebbets. The other two replicas are in Indiana and Niagara Falls Michigan.

About The Original Photo from 1932 - 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 (renamed the GE Building in 1988) at Rockefeller Center in 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 original photo was taken on September 20, 1932 on the 69th floor of the RCA Building during the last months of construction. According to archivists, the photo was in fact prearranged. Although the photo shows real construction workers, it is believed that the moment was staged by the Rockefeller Center to promote its new skyscraper. The photo appeared in the Sunday photo supplement of the New York Herald Tribune on October 2. The glass negative is now owned by Corbis who acquired it from the Acme News pictures archive in 1995.

Formerly attributed to "anonymous", it has been credited to Charles C. Ebbets since 2003 and erroneously to Lewis Hine. The Corbis corporation is now officially returning its status to anonymous although most sources continue to credit Ebbets.

There have been numerous claims regarding the identities of the men in the image. The movie Men at Lunch traces some of the men to possible Irish origin, but the director plans to do further interviews to follow up among others claims from Swedish relatives.

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