Men on Beam—New York City
The early 20th century was a period of intense skyscraper construction in New York City. The men who worked hundreds of feet in the air causally walked about on narrow steel beams and would often take a seat on one of the beams to eat lunch. A famous photograph of iron workers in 1932 taking a lunch break while building Rockefeller Center inspired this sculpture.
The life-size work, titled "Lunchtime on a Skyscraper—A Tribute to American Heros" was created by Sergio Furnari. With the sculpture mounted on the top of a pickup truck, Sergio often displays it in SOHO (South of Houston Street). Sergio also sells miniatures of the piece to passersby.
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