Lunch Atop a Skyscraper Photograph. (4/8)

September 20, 1932, high above 41st Street in Manhattan, 11 construction workers enjoying their lunch on a suspended beam, was in fact a publicity stunt.

The men were accustomed to walking along the girders of the RCA building (now called the GE building) they were constructing the 69th floor in Rockefeller Center.

Some of the tradesmen tossed a football; a few pretended to nap. But, most famously, all 11 ate lunch on a steel beam, their feet dangling 850 feet above the city’s streets.

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