Lunch Atop a Skyscraper… and afterwards.


This iconic photo taken in 1932 showed a group of construction workers nonchalantly enjoying lunch on a girder [1] high above New York. A bit of backstory on the photo can be found at The Reel Photo.

What is not often seen is what happened after that particular photo was taken, which is just what you might expect.


Nothing better than a good nap after lunch.

The Old Wolf has spoken.

[1] On that note:

An Irish labourer turns up at a building site and asks for employment. “Thick paddy,” thinks the foreman.

“Right ven, Paddy, fink we can hire you? Wot’s the difference between a joist and a girder ven, Paddy?”

“Sure and that’s easy,” replied the Irishman. “Joist wrote Ulysses, and Girder wrote Faust.”

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