These Modern-Day Iron Workers Recreated the Famous 1932 NYC "Lunch on a Skyscraper" Photograph

Recreating 1932's "Lunch on a Skyscraper" on 53W53rd Construction
Recreating 1932's "Lunch on a Skyscraper" on 53W53rd Construction

53W53 is a supertall, luxury-condominium tower currently under construction in Midtown Manhattan. When completed, it will be the 7th tallest building in New York City at a height of 950 feet. Offering an impressive vantage point over Manhattan in all directions, this group of construction workers recently took advantage of the view to recreate 1932's iconic Lunch on a Skyscraper photograph. Here is the original for comparison:

Lunch atop a Skyscraper, 1932
Lunch atop a Skyscraper, 1932
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