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    Eighty years from the picture on the building site

    It's eighty years today from the picture taken by photographer Charles Clyde Ebbets on the building site, "up in the sky":

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunchti...p_a_Skyscraper

    http://www.repubblica.it/spettacoli-...1/?ref=HRESS-2

    This small caption says the photographer was the official photographer of the building firm and - who would have thought it - the picture was somehow staged.

    This is one of the pictures that really remained impressed in my mind when I saw it first, while a child.
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    Eighty years from the picture on the building site

    Cool. I too have always marveled at that photo. Thanks for posting this.
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    My Dad had a huge poster in his shop when I was a kid. Probably the first photograph that made me go "wow" or more like "huh?"

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    I saw it for the first time probably 45 years ago. It still gives me a shiver every time I look at it.
    “You seek escape from pain. We seek the achievement of happiness. You exist for the sake of avoiding punishment. We exist for the sake of earning rewards. Threats will not make us function; fear is not our incentive. It is not death that we wish to avoid, but life that we wish to live.” - John Galt

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    Kind of funny. When I was in college (60's) had the good fortune of getting a job on a steel construction gang during summers. Great $$ and worked 30 stories up and never gave it a second thought to walk edge forms, no safety lines, etc. Now, you can't get me on the roof of the house. The picture gives me the willies!
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