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New York Times Interactive History of the Highrise

Castle Village of New York City, courtesy of Wikimedia

Castle Village of New York City, courtesy of Wikimedia

The New York Times has published an interactive video created by documentary filmmaker Katerina Cizek. The video highlights the history of the high-rise throughout history.

The interactive video allows you to pause and explore various imagery and features. It’s brief yet informative and quite fun! Check out the video by clicking on the link here.

Smithsonian Tells the Story Behind Famous Photograph: Lunch Atop A Skyscraper

Today, Smithsonian Magazine highlights the story behind one of the most famous photographs ever taken: the image of 11Iron Workers enjoying lunch high above Manhattan.

New York Construction Workers Lunching on a Crossbeam

The story behind the famous photograph is told in a captivating new documentary: “Men at Lunch.” The moviemaker has identified two of the men in the photograph and three candidates who may have been the photographer.  The film debuted at the Toronto Film Festival and will likely enjoy a wider release soon.

To read learn more about the film, see the article “Lunch Atop a Skyscraper” on the Smithsonian Blog or follow them on twitter: @menatlunchfilm.