IRON WORKERS LUNCHTIME SCULPTURE
( The above photo taken from the internet. )
On September 29, 1932, in the final months of the construction of the Art Deco RCA Building in Rockefeller Center, Charles C. Ebbets ascended to the 69th floor and snapped a photograph of eleven construction workers eating lunch on a steel girder. There, with Midtown Manhattan dwarfed in the background, the men dangled their feet and casually ate their sandwiches and drank their coffee.
The photograph appeared in the New York Herald Tribune’s photo supplement the following Sunday. It would become one of the most famous black and white images of all time.
When I visited Times Square in NYC, I came across the sculpture that was created by Sicilian-born Furnari. He saw a photo in a shop window on Fifth Avenue and was so captivated by it that he created a life-size version of the photograph.
The figures were executed in terra-cotta, cement, fiberglass and metal. One-by-one the completed statues were welded to an I-beam which Furnari attached to his truck. After traveling across the nation Furnari’s sculpture traveled around New York City, where I was lucky enough to be able to photograph it. Read more about this sculpture here.
( The above photo was taken from the internet. )
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