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Photographer Charles Clyde Ebbets, 1930s.

Charles Ebbets preparing for his “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” photograph in 1932. He is perched on the 69th floor of the GE building. During this era, the face of New York city was changing like never before. High-paying and almost glamorous jobs building the enormous buildings were plentiful and easy to get. But there was a downside to working on top of the world.

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