Wednesday, 8 February 2012

This is cool

Workers on BHP Billiton’s new building in Perth, West Australia, replicated the famous ‘Lunch Atop a Skyscaper’ photo from the thirties of workers having their lunch on a steel beam high above Manhattan.

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10 comments:

  1. Christ, Peter, I feel nauseous just looking at the picture. I need warnings about this kinda stuff.

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  2. Ha! Excitement like this is one of the best parts of working on high-rise buildings. :-)

    Surely you've been up the CN Tower?

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  3. Yeah - except that the 1930s guys aren't wearing hard hats, harnesses, and worked far longer, harder & more productively that the union-coddled Aussie construction "workers".

    there's really no comparison

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  4. Two words...FUCK THAT! :-o

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  5. Hal Incandenza8 Feb 2012, 21:36:00

    Yeah, hard hats and weekends are for girls. Not to mention cranes. Dagny says so.

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  6. I notice our friend Hal has now stooped to baiting himself.

    Anonymously, of course.

    Great pic PC.

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  7. photographer lost the opportunity, get close to shoot into more sky, and leave the ground structures well beneath, bad photo sorry

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  8. A+ for the initiative to re-make a photo like that but I agree with Scott.

    It is a bad photo. Bad composition, too many workers on the beam. Would have been much cooler to have only a few that are doing something. This lot is just waving like a bunch of morons.

    But you won't get me up there, that is for sure.

    All up, very cool though.

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  9. I've never been up the CN Tower. Have only been to Toronto a couple of times. Have been up SkyTower though, and the one in Sydney. Happy enough when I'm up and behind glass. Would be rather less happy up on a beam.

    If I have to, I can work on the roof of our house. And I worked on the roof of my parents' barn back in the day. Wasn't happy doing it, but can put it aside while working. Not something I do for fun though.

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