Back in 1930, while the Waldorf Astoria Hotel was under construction at 301 Park Avenue, the hotel wanted to find a way to show the world how exceptional their service was. They devised a publicity stunt in which restaurant wait staff ascended to the unfinished upper levels of the skyscraper, way above Midtown Manhattan, to serve steel workers full-service meals. This silent video above shows the planning of the stunt:
Tilt down shot of construction work at New York City's Waldorf-Astoria hotel, in 1930. Chief Oscar of the Waldorf stands in center of group of his waiters and gives them instructions for serving "workers in the sky".
And here is one of the amazing vintage photographs which show how it turned out:
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