Перебирая залежи фотографий на компьютере, нашел сохраненную когда-то подборку замечательных черно-белых фотографий начала ХХ века на "небоскребную" тематику. Многие из них широко известны, но тем не менее при каждом просмотре - аж мурашки по коже.
Construction workers eat their lunches atop a steel beam 800 feet above ground, at the building site of the RCA Building in Rockefeller Center.
Acrobats Jarley Smith (top), Jewell Waddek (left), and Jimmy Kerrigan (right) perform a delicate balancing act on a ledge of the Empire State Building in Manhattan. August 21, 1934
A view of the hole rammed into the 78th and 79th stories of the Empire State Building by a U.S. Army Bomber flying in the fog. Part of the wreckage hangs from the 78th story, New York, New York, July 28, 1945.
An immigrant family looks out over the New York skyline as they arrive in the USA from Germany aboard the S. S. Nieuw Amsterdam.
Empire State Building Under Construction
Chicago, IL: Towers of leading Chicago skyscrapers.
11/13/1929-New York, NY: Jack Reilly, intrepid photographer, precariously perched from the 72 story of the world's tallest building, the 74 story Bank of Manhattan structure, in progress of construction in Wall Street, New York City. A panorama of New York's prominent business section is seen in the background, with the Woolworth building, in the upper left.
9/27/1937-New York- Northwest from Governor's Slip, tug in foreground
Playing golf in mid-air: Stunts. A cigarette smoking golfer and his caddy teeing off on the girder of a building under construction high over an unidentified cityscape.
New York, NY: The Empire State Building
A man lights a fellow worker's cigarette as they take a break on a Chrysler Building gargoyle.
Atop the Whitehall building in New York, world Champion trick shot golfer Jack Redmond demonstrates his golfing skill by teeing off from Miss Muriel Greer's forehead.
Broadway from Cortlandt Street.
Flatiron Building under construction at East 23 Street where Broadway crosses Fifth Avenue.
Photographing the Flatiron Building
Construction Workers in Philadelphia
Mall Street in Detroit, Michigan
Far above downtown Manhattan, a man holds onto a girder and waves from the construction site of the Empire State Building. June 10, 1930.
The German airship, the Hindenburg, above Manhattan, New York in 1936, on its way to its berth at Lakehurst , New Jersey, the same place where it inexplicably burst into flames the next year.
Two construction workers on scaffolding
Shadows fall at the base of the 1,048 foot Chrysler Building, depicted here in 1930, the year construction was completed. New York City.
New York's Battery Park on the tip of Manhattan
The Bank of Manhattan Building, located at 40 Wall Street, rises above the surrounding penthouse capped high rises. ca. 1930, New York City.
Stan and Ollie balance on a beam at a high rise construction site.
Aerial view of the tip of Manhattan.
Exterior of the Chrysler Building
Dirigible establishing contact with Empire State Building tower. While designed for this purpose, it did not prove practical.
Empire State Building in New York City
Photographer at top of Skyscraper
5/1/1931-New York, NY- The Empire State Building, the loftiest structure in the world, was formally opened in a ceremony in which President Hoover, Alfred E. Smith, President of the Empire State Corporation, his two-five-year old grandchildren, Gov. Roosevelt and other notables participated. This photo shows the lobby as notables wait for the lights to go on.
Worker perched on upright waiting for a cross beam.
Quite a festive touch is lent to the majestic skyline of New York City, by Ramon and Rosita, internationally known dance artists, as they demonstrate the Southampton Hop, new Terpsichorean number, atop of the Chanin Building. The awe-inspiring and modernistic spire of the Chrysler Building looms in the background.
Original caption: Noon hour on the top of the mooring mast and tower of the gigantic Empire State Building, rising on the site of the old Waldorf. Men toasting their bread and heating coffee on the rivet heater, high above all other man made structures in New York - just reaching 100 stories.
New York: The new telephone company skyscraper at Vesey Street and the North River under construction. Photo shows the iron workers perched on a girder twenty stories in the air and enjoying their lunch. Unconcerned about the twenty story drop below.
New York: Twenty-seven years of skyscraper building have made Michael Borsh contemptuous of great heights. He is eating a sandwich on top of the Chrysler building, 800 feet above the street.
Original caption: 9/13/1930-New York City: Carl Russell waves to his co-workers on the structural work of the 88th floor of the new Empire State Building. When complete the highest man-made structure in the world will rise 1,222 feet above the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Thirty-fourth Street. The cameraman risked his life climbing a derrick to snap this unusual photograph. Notice the "Toy" cars and the ant-sized pedestrians walking about Herald Square almost a quarter of a mile below.
Original caption: Ex-Governor Alfred E. Smith, Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt, and others at the top of the Empire State Building, tallest in the world, gazing out over the New York panorama. This scene took place immediately after the official opening of the structure this morning, which was completed when President Herbert Hoover pressed a telegraph key back in Washington, DC, which turned on all of the building's lights. Mr. Smith is the president of the company that built the building.
An excellent aerial photo showing the giant German Dirigible Hindenburg as she sailed majestically over the skyscrapers of Manhattan enroute to her berth at Lakehurst, NJ.
The passenger ship Normandie passes by the skyline of New York as it cruises through the harbor.
Port of New York 1923
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