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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.

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

Looking back over the 50 years of Tokyo Tower with 50 snap shots from the Mainichi Shinbun (newspaper). "The agile workers on steel frames. July 1958, taken from the headquarter owned helicopter."

Looking back over the 50 years of Tokyo Tower with 50 snap shots from the Mainichi Shinbun (newspaper). "The agile workers on steel frames. July taken from the headquarter owned helicopter.

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]

New York City's Department of Records photo database. Culled from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the collection includes 870,000 photographs featuring all manner of city oversight -- from stately ports and bridges to grisly gangland killings.

The main concourse of Grand Central Terminal, in New York, is seen from the Campbell apartment in this 1937 photo. The posh apartment, in one of America's grandest train stations, was the playground of financier John Campbell in the roaring NEW YORK CITY.

Construction Worker, 1920s - I can't believe that men worked up so high without safety gear.  My head starts to swoon just looking at this picture.

NYC skyscraper building worker, by Charles Clyde Ebbets. This image gives me the heebie jeebies.

A young chimney sweep.

Caption: "These children were subjected to horrible conditions as young chimney sweeps.

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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