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essex
13th October 2011, 04:04 PM
Construction’s most famous photo was recreated by workers during construction of the Heron Tower in the City of London.

The 2011 version of the photograph was taken by 61-year-old Michael Crompton from Southampton, who persuaded 11 workmates to climb out along a girder, 800ft in the air, to eat their lunch – just like to iconic 1932 image Lunch Atop A Skyscraper of New York steel erectors taking a break.

Mr Crompton told The Sun newspaper: "We changed it slightly — one of the workers had a can of cider in our shot, while in the original they had a bottle of whisky. And underneath our coats we all have harnesses and lanyards. But it was almost minus 10°C out there on the 48th floor and a few of the lads were telling me to hurry up."

Site bosses from main contractor Skanska were kept in the dark.

2011 Photo

http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/public/assets/news/2011/10/1318229712_lunch-1.jpg

1932 Photo

http://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/public/img-cache/700x0_1318229712_lunch-atop-a-skyscraper-c1932.jpg

What 1 do you prefer?

tokwitney
13th October 2011, 04:06 PM
I saw this in the paper the other day.I think I prefer the original, as you know they arent clipped on.

Jason-Gibbs
13th October 2011, 04:23 PM
Excellent picture.

"Site bosses from main contractor Skanska were kept in the dark."
I bet they wasn't happy about it, as they never got a backhander, lol.


If it was also black and white, like the 1930 picture, id look pukka. :)
I actually have that 1930 one in my front room, its my favourite all time picture.

andyf8686
13th October 2011, 04:35 PM
Good pic but wonder what the she have to say about the lads sitting without there hard hats on LOL

BetterTAX
13th October 2011, 05:50 PM
Oi!!! I cited this one in my blurb about the Higher Vision Competition!!!

Great pic... it's what we are looking for, as long as H&S is adhered to!

andyf8686
13th October 2011, 06:01 PM
Thing is hard hats are to protect you head from falling objects so what's the need at hight. If you fall they fall off

SF Admin
14th October 2011, 08:04 AM
Excellent picture.

"Site bosses from main contractor Skanska were kept in the dark."
I bet they wasn't happy about it, as they never got a backhander, lol.


If it was also black and white, like the 1930 picture, id look pukka. :)
I actually have that 1930 one in my front room, its my favourite all time picture.

There you go Jason, Black and White version as requested

essex
14th October 2011, 12:49 PM
Bigger Picture

http://www.scaffoldersforum.com/attachments/scaffolding-pictures-videos/786d1318579482-new-lunch-atop-skyscraper-heron-tower-scaff-forum-tower-image.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/iso101blog/SQMtZKyoNPI/AAAAAAAAAWA/Dyabr1x9ib0/003-%20Lunch%20atop%20a%20skyscraper_750.jpg

Jason-Gibbs
14th October 2011, 01:36 PM
Thats better.

happyhugenoet
1st December 2011, 08:51 PM
got one of 8 of us on the alba platform extreme south project going out on the first section of the new steel to take the cantilevered module.
the safe scandinavia flottel is being towed into position in the background.
if i ever get round to learning to type with more than 1 finger i will endeavour to post it

happyhugenoet
1st December 2011, 09:09 PM
here goes get ready to slag if it doesnt work
it worked dont ask me to make it bigger
editing this cause i canny remember the names without looking at the photo
robbie holland borro,adam millburn inver Gordon,alex(shutdoon)broon grangemouth,craig watret(daftscaff)glasgow,mark haake liverpool,ian shotgun macdonald edinbugger,paul logan glasgow,ian clarke liverpool,bob jepson lincoln.
a finer body of men you couldnt meet,i took the photo

daftscaff
1st December 2011, 09:22 PM
thats a belter are the guys scaffs hugenoet

aom
1st December 2011, 10:04 PM
Funny jason, that is without doubt my favourite picture of all time also and have a copy of it as well but the Mrs won't let me put it up even although it was her that bought it for me, women eh. The second one is a poor comparison as anything staged always is but adding the black and white did improve it so good call and thanks admin.

Well Happy, are they scaffs, I certainly don't recognise any off them but it looks a few years ago now, was that you in your hey day?

happyhugenoet
1st December 2011, 10:52 PM
i am a wee bit into the nelsons and lost all interest after loading a picture so i added the names on the photo post and yes they are all scaffolders,and very good ones at that i may add

elenahusky
23rd December 2011, 12:24 PM
Hey there..!! Nice stuff.

daftscaff
23rd December 2011, 11:35 PM
the scaffs on the ALBA platform beats them all

essex
5th January 2012, 06:00 PM
the scaffs on the ALBA platform beats them all

post a pic then daftscaff


here goes get ready to slag if it doesnt work
it worked dont ask me to make it bigger
editing this cause i canny remember the names without looking at the photo
robbie holland borro,adam millburn inver Gordon,alex(shutdoon)broon grangemouth,craig watret(daftscaff)glasgow,mark haake liverpool,ian shotgun macdonald edinbugger,paul logan glasgow,ian clarke liverpool,bob jepson lincoln.
a finer body of men you couldnt meet,i took the photo

and that is a wicked picture mate

daftscaff
6th January 2012, 09:57 PM
cheers essex,as stated all good scaffs and not a harness in sight just couldnt smuggle the cups of tea and the sandwiches out ;)

general manager
7th January 2012, 01:02 PM
cheers essex,as stated all good scaffs and not a harness in sight just couldnt smuggle the cups of tea and the sandwiches out ;)

Good job the OIM wasnt on a walk about or it would have been a single ticket home

daftscaff
8th January 2012, 08:53 PM
since when did scaffs really give a feck about the OIMs thouhgts
we were all grown men and knew the consequences and to be honest with the blown up version hanging proudly above the fireplace i have to say it was worth it ;)

aom
8th January 2012, 09:02 PM
Rightly so Daftscaff. Don't think I ever met an OIM outside anyway.