14. Skyscraper Lunch
The iconic photograph “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” features construction workers eating lunch 250 meters off the ground during the construction of the Rockefeller Center in New York City.
The 11 workers casually eating their lunch, seemingly unaware of their surroundings, never fails to get a reaction. It illustrates the difficult conditions which manual laborers have historically endured as commonplace.
It is worth noting that over the years there have been claims made that the scene was staged, and that this photo was part of a campaign to promote the opening of the now infamous Rockefeller Center.