Vintage Photograph of a Man Sitting on a Construction Girder Over Manhattan Circa 1933

A man sits on a girder above New York City at night, ca. 1935
A man sits on a girder above New York City at night, ca. 1935

This vintage photograph from around 1932-33 shows a hatted man sitting on a steel girder of a skyscraper under construction, looking out over the Midtwon and Lower Manhattan skyline. The tall spire of the Empire State Building, completed in 1930, shines brightly in the night sky. From this vantage point, it's possible that the under-construction building the man is sitting on is 30 Rockefeller Plaza, completed in 1933.

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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