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Post by Les_Vipers_rule on Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:10 pm



It is amazing how things were so different. I highly doubt workers today would be sitting without safety gear on so many stories up on an iron I-beam to have lunch/break together. I look at this pic and it makes me so want to see more of what was going on that day and to also want to get into the minds of the workers depicted in it. Who are they and how did they get use to and or deal with such things and heights and to appear to take their safety so simply. I am assuming it's a photo likely in NYC based on the albeit faded back ground in the photo and what appears to be from so high up. I bet it's an image from the Empire State Building (built during 1930-31) as it was being built, but that is only an assumption on my part as per this photo.

Anyways I figure you all would enjoy having a look at this piece of history in black and white.
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Post by VS on Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:17 pm

Most likely the empire. The guys are immigrant workers, there were no other jobs to be had....desperate times. Just look at the burj dubai (or whatever it's called now) and the guys who built it.
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Post by ascona on Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:42 pm

that's a pretty old thing, though... it's even on the canteen wall at work. i'd've thought everybody had already seen it heaps of times, as it's a pretty cliche thing to have on the wall....
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Post by VS on Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:48 pm

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Post by big_jesus on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:13 pm

those guys ALL hate black dudes, les. is that why you posted this? racist.
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Post by dunnas on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:25 pm

IT IS FUCKING SPAM

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FUCKING HELL< I THING BJ IS TAKEN TOO
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Post by Talon on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:35 pm

One big gust of wind... that's all it'd take. :undies:
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Post by VS on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:36 pm

Talon brings this shitshow right back on track.
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Post by ascona on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:39 pm

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Post by dunnas on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:40 pm

Somehow VS's profile has been taken over. Delete this now.
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Post by Les_Vipers_rule on Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:23 pm

ascona wrote:

Yeah another cool pic. It's amazing stuff. I doubt many people would be so cavalier about their safety especially today but like it was noted earlier, it was a different era and one of rough times for all too many workers especially immigrants of the day.
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Post by ascona on Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:29 pm

Les_Vipers_rule wrote:I doubt many people would be so cavalier about their safety especially today but like it was noted earlier,

plenty people still are, but most of them are outside the US. the ones inside the US, i'd assume they'd just be in the business for the payout for their families.
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Post by Honor on Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:51 am

just looking at those pics makes me nervous. those guys were nuts.
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Post by Turbojett on Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:40 am

srsly. I'm afraid of heights, i get the creepy crawlies just looking at that.
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Post by 00ranger on Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:09 am

In a class in college I was told that many of those pictures where staged. Still scary as shit though
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