Posts Tagged ‘construction’


Where am I hanging out?

April 14, 2014

I was searching for something else entirely when I came across these photographs of the building of the Empire State Building.  The post was about corporate negligence about safety issues.  That aside, I think the photos are interesting and beautiful.  These is something so lovely about fine grained, black and white photos with high contrast.  These are attributed to sociologist and photographer,  Lewis Wickes Hines.

Empire State Building Being Built in 1930

No such thing as OSHA back then! Amazingly, it is believed only 5 people died during the construction and one of them was hit by a truck. Interesting photos taken during construction of the Empire State Building.