Lunch atop a Skyscraper, 1932

‘Lunch atop a Skyscraper’ in 2020 Just an Isolated Man On a Zoom Call Drinking Coffee

Oh, how the times have changed. We’ve gone from enjoying our much-needed hearty lunches with friends to plowing through our lunch breaks isolated and only enjoying a simple cup of Joe.

Yes, much has shifted since the taking of the original ‘Lunch atop a Skyscraper’ shot atop 30 Rockefeller Center in 1932. The way we work, those who we work with, and how we choose to nourish ourselves, however, the modern take on ‘Lunch atop a Skyscraper’ goes to show that while we may have changed in many ways it remains a human instinct to enjoy lunch while precariously perched hundreds of feet in the air.

Lunch atop a Skyscraper, 1932
Lunch atop a Skyscraper, 1932
Lunch atop a Skyscraper, 2020
Lunch atop a Skyscraper, 2020

If you take a good hard look at the two photographs you’ll notice they aren’t quite identical. Go ahead take a moment to spot the differences… Good! You did it. Did you notice anything similar? Yes? Good! Yup, we, the working class American has always loved taking lunch breaks in dangerous locations where a slight shift in weight could lead to our imminent death by free fall and eventual impact with hard hard concrete.

Thanks.

-A Well-Mannered Scholar

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