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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Blogger Eric Crampton said...

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

8 Feb 2012, 16:23:00  
Blogger PC said...

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

Surely you've been up the CN Tower?

8 Feb 2012, 16:36:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

8 Feb 2012, 20:18:00  
Blogger James said...

Two words...FUCK THAT! :-o

8 Feb 2012, 21:35:00  
Anonymous Hal Incandenza said...

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

8 Feb 2012, 21:36:00  
Anonymous Dolf said...

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

Anonymously, of course.

Great pic PC.

9 Feb 2012, 10:39:00  
Blogger paul scott said...

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

9 Feb 2012, 18:04:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny pic!!

9 Feb 2012, 22:14:00  
Blogger Dinther said...

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.

10 Feb 2012, 08:46:00  
Blogger Eric Crampton said...

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.

12 Feb 2012, 13:47:00  

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