Lunch atop a Skyscraper is a black-and-white photograph
taken on September 20, 1932, of eleven ironworkers sitting on a steel beam 850
feet (260 meters) above the ground on the sixty-ninth floor of the RCA Building
in Manhattan, New York City. It was arranged as a publicity stunt, part of a
campaign promoting the skyscraper. The photograph was first published in
October 1932 during the construction of Rockefeller Center.
The identity of the photographer remains unknown. Ken Johnston, manager of the historic
collections of Corbis, called the image "a piece of American
history". The photograph has been
referred to as the "most famous picture of a lunch break in New York history"
by Ashley Cross, a correspondent of the New York Post. Time magazine included the image in its 2016
list of the 100 most influential images.
Published by Tushita. Back side calls this "Breakfast in New York City."