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Charles C. Ebbets: “Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper” -- made during the construction of the GE Building in the Rockefeller Center on 29 September 1932. It was published on 2 October in the New York Herald Tribune.

A worker relaxing during the construction of a New York skyscraper in the 1930's

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24 Jaw-Dropping Photos Of The Construction Of The Empire State Building

‘Construction of the Empire State Building was one of the most remarkable feats of the 20th century. It took only 410 days to build, by 3,400 workers, many of them desperate for work at the height of the Depression. The work force was made up largely of immigrants, along with hundreds of Mohawk Indian iron workers.’ 1931

‘Construction of the Empire State Building was one of the most remarkable feats of the 20th century. It took only 410 days to build, by 3,400 workers, many of them desperate for work at the height of the Depression. The work force was made up largely of immigrants, along with hundreds of Mohawk Indian iron workers.’ 1931

Workers on the Empire State Building 1920s "Construction of the Empire State Building was one of the most remarkable feats of the 20th century. It took only 410 days to build, by 3,400 workers, many of them desperate for work at the height of the Depression. The work force was made up largely of immigrants, along with hundreds of Mohawk Indian iron workers.’ - Washington Post

Two workers riveting a corner beam during the construction of the Empire State Building, 1931. (Lewis W. Hine)

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3,000 men who helped build the Chase Manhattan Bank stand in the window spaces of the building, 1964.

Zeppelin near the Empire State Building under construction........... The American airship ZR 3 Los Angeles flying near the Empire State Building under construction. The Zeppelin, built as LZ 126, is accompanied by some blimps. New York, the United States of America, 29 October 1930.| Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Acrobats at the top of Empire State Building, possibly May 1, 1931, where the stunt was performed at the opening of the Empire State Building

Two people holding hands as they fall from the Twin Towers on 9/11, so sad!!