Details: This poster is a black and white photo showing eleven contruction workers eating lunch on a girder. The New York City streets and Central Park is seen behind them.
This is a famous photograph taken by Charles C. Ebbets during construction of the GE Building at Rockefeller Center in 1932. A skyscraper is a very tall, continuously habitable building. The word skyscraper was first applied to such buildings in the late 19th century, reflecting public amazement at the tall buildings being built in Chicago and New York City. The GE Building is a slim gothic-inspired Art Deco skyscraper in New York City.