A worker pauses for a sandwich, resting on a girder during the construction of a skycraper. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1930

A workman on the parapet of an adjacent rooftop takes notes about the Cornhill collapse. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). August 1927

A woman and her two daughters view the surrounding old terraced housing from the roof of Hillcott House, a new block of council flats, in Shoreditch, London. (Photo by London Express/Getty Images). Circa 1938

Crane operator Jimmy Wheelan balances 635 feet above the city of London, at the top of the Post Office Tower for the ceremony marking the completion of structural work on the building. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 16th July 1964

A construction worker on the Pan American building sits on a girder above the New York streets. (Photo by Helmut Kretz/Keystone/Getty Images). 16th June 1962

A banjo player and saxophonist enjoy an impromptu jam on a roof top in London. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). September 1922

Two roofers take a break for lunch, balancing on a girder high above the streets, as relaxed as if they were in their own front room. The spire of All Souls Church, Langham Place is seen behind. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). Circa 1940

Construction workers balance precariously over a river as they bolt girders together to form a bridge. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1925

Foreman Len Gilbert (nearest camera) and Micahel Gibney, work high above the road and River Thames as they renovate the Chelsea Suspension Bridge. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 23rd July 1955

Workmen inspecting the Guildhall spire in London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). December 1927

High above the trains, painters at work inside the roof at King's Cross Station, carrying out the task of cleaning, repairing and painting the roof, a job which is carried out every seven years. (Photo by William Vanderson/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 21st January 1936

A workman on the roof of the new headquarters of the London Fire Brigade which is nearing completion on Albert Embankment, near Lambeth Bridge. The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben can be seen across the river. The new buliding replaces the 60-year-old HQ in Southwark. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 29th August 1936

A workman rests on a girder during the construction of Unilever House in Blackfriars, London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 17th March 1931

Balancing on girders high above the promenade workmen repair Blackpool Tower. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 15th August 1934

Stonemasons L Angel and A Dove work on the domed roof of the Royal Pavilion in Brighton. The whole building is undergoing a restoration in preparation for the Festival of Britain. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 13th April 1951

Workmen break for lunch on girders at Unilever House, Blackfriars, London. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). 9th April 1931

Workmen dismantle the clock which hangs outside the Daily Telegraph building at 135 to 141, Fleet Street, London, 1930. The building is due to be remodelled. (Photo by Puttnam/Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A workman (probably in San Francisco) stands on a girder suspended high over a broad and busy waterway. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1936

Workmen cleaning the copper globe and galleon which stand on the roof of Cook's Building in London's Ludgate Circus. St Paul's Cathedral is clearly visible in the background. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Getty Images). 21st April 1939

Two construction workers reinforce the metal girders of a high rise building under construction, circa 1925. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A woman models a straight-skirted camisole dress and matching blazer in white cotton with black piping by Estrava. The soft black hat is by Ruby Carel. (Photo by Carl Sutton/Picture Post/Getty Images). 1st May 1954


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