skyscraper lunch

most people i know are pretty scared of heights, myself included. however i might fall into the category of terrified of heights. these photos are preposterous to me. i am utterly amazed that men (maybe women?) actually did this sort of thing back in the day before we had the harnessing and suspension doo-dads we have now. seriously, these photos are not doctored. i wonder how many lives were claimed due to this type of work. you know it must be up in the hundreds if not thousands. this is how our skyscrapers were built!! think of that the next time you're in NYC.

"These photos depict scenes of workers who participated in the construction of skyscrapers between 1920 and 1935."