Posts Tagged ‘high steel’

Iconic Skyscraper Photo: Staged Stunt

September 25, 2012

Iconic Skyscraper Photo: Staged Stunt

The iconic 1932 photo of construction workers eating lunch on a steel beam high above Rockefeller Center, attributed to Charles C. Ebbets, is considered a documentary classic. There are many tributes (like the Sergio Furnari sculpture above) and parodies. Corbus, which owns the photo rights to “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper,” says it’s licensed more often than any of the snaps in the firm’s 20-million-image catalog.


Workers on Beam, on a Truck, on Bleecker Street

September 22, 2011

Workers on  Beam, on a Truck, on Bleeker Street

“Lunchtime on Top of a Skyscraper,” by Sergio Furnario. Based on a 1932 photograph by Charles C. Ebbets.

Don’t know why it was on a truck on Bleecker Street last Sunday, but we enjoyed it immensely.

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Cellphone photo (of a Sergio Furnari sculpture) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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