Famous Lunch on Skyscraper Beam Recreated as Sculpture on a Truck

Lunch on Skyscraper Beam Sculpture

Yesterday while walking down 38th Street in Midtown Manhattan I came across a pickup truck that had striking sculpture attached to the top. It was a recreation of the famous “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” photo by taken by Charles C. Ebbets in 1932 showing construction works eating lunch on a crossbeam during construction of the RCA Building in NYC.

The truck belongs to Sergio Furnari, who creates custom ceramic and terra cotta tiles in New York City.

photo by Scott Beale

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.