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A worker hanging on to two steel beams by Lewis Wickes Hine Source: Photographs of the Empire State Building under construction

Bank of Manhattan, New York, 1929 Their lives are quite literally in the balance. One of them doesn't even look like he is holding on to anything

Bank of Manhattan, New York, 1929 - Vertigo: Nerves of Steel - Stills Galleries - British Pathé

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Painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge (year unknown). But it was before Workplace Health and Safety became the force that it now is.

MOVEMENT- [repetition actions, opposites #Unbuilding] for filming single dancer for HOLE: #Chinese construction workers [Collapse of Irish Construction industry versus the Sprawling Chinese industry]

MOVEMENT- [repetition actions, opposites for filming single dancer for HOLE: construction workers [Collapse of Irish Construction industry versus the Sprawling Chinese industry]

A workman perched atop this shaky chimney, all that is left of the building, is chipping away with a hammer. London during the Blitz, 1940.

This is the photo that would trigger vertigo in most people! A workman perched atop this shaky chimney, all that is left of the building, is chipping away with a hammer. London during the Blitz, The question is: how did he climb up there?

Construction of CIS building, c.1963 |

cis construction workers, circa isn’t much that needs to be said here; the perilous position of every man in this shot, along the arm of the crane is a picture so far removed from contemporary construction it is almost unbelievable.

Resultado de imagem para photo of workers on skyscraper

June 1955 : A worker without any safety harness walking on the steelframe of Socony-Mobil Building under construction, New York

Construido durante la Gran Depresión, el Empire State Building es un símbolo de recuperación económica después del crack del 29. Estas fotografías fueron tomadas durante su construcción, reflejando el peligro diario al que se exponían los trabajadores. Por aquel entonces se trataba del edificio mas alto del mundo,y digno sucesor de la torre Eiffel. Esta es una colección propiedad del New York Public Library. También puedes ver 20 fotografías de la construcción de la Tor...

24 fotos tomadas durante la construcción del Empire State Building

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