Lunch Atop a Skyscraper – The Story Behind The Iconic Photo

We all know the iconic photo – “Lunch atop a Skyscraper”. The famous photo of the New York construction workers lunching on a crossbeam was taken during construction of the the 30 Rockefeller Plaza  in Manhattan, New York City. The photograph depicts eleven men eating lunch, on the 69th floor of the RCA Building during the last months of construction. The photo was taken on September 20, 1932. According to archivists, the photo was in fact prearranged, but the men on the photo were real iron workers. 

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