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24 Jaw-dropping photos of men risking their lives high above NYC.

In 1930s, the daredevils risking lives for building big skyscrapers were captured. The Empire state Building and RCA building (renamed later GE building) were two such buildings. There were other few men who did stunts like Philippe Petit who walked over high-wire. The dangerous nature of making skyscrapers at that time can be understood by these photos. You can view the entire photos from the the New York Public Library’s collection. Share this breath taking images. You can follow us on twitter at @evrystory

24 Jaw-dropping photos of men risking their lives high above NYC.

24 Jaw-dropping photos of men risking their lives high above NYC.

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Images captured during The construction of Empire State Building.

Images captured during The construction of Empire State Building.

Philippe Petit, high wire artist, 1974 A.D.

Philippe Petit, high wire artist, 1974 A.D.

Philippe Petit, a French wire artist walking through Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. Later he did many stunts like these.

This man who doesn't care where he is sitting.

This man who doesn't care where he is sitting.

Man tries to balance

Man tries to balance

Men holds the rod as he works on some work.

Men holds the rod as he works on some work.

Man interact while balancing.

Man interact while balancing.

Men at work.

Men at work.

Man poses for the image.

Man poses for the image.

This dare-devil who is tightening the rope.

This dare-devil who is tightening the rope.

Man waves his hand as the image is captured.

Man waves his hand as the image is captured.

Having lunch at the time of RCA construction, New York.

Having lunch at the time of RCA construction, New York.

Men checking the strength of wire.

Men checking the strength of wire.

Wonderful balance of the worker.

Wonderful balance of the worker.

After having lunch

 After having lunch

A man posing for the camera.

A man posing for the camera.

Men making a joint.

Men making a joint.

New York Aerial Police Officer doing a stunt.

New York Aerial Police Officer doing a stunt.

Men on their daily work at the empire state building.

Men on their daily work at the empire state building.

Man working with the pulley.

Man working with the pulley.

WOW, What great courage and balance.

WOW, What great courage and balance.

Men inserting the rod in between the pillar.

Men inserting the rod in between the pillar.

A man signalling to his co-worker.

A man signalling to his co-worker.

Men sitting at the corner, at such a dangerous height.

Men sitting at the corner, at such a dangerous height.

Workers discussing the idea near the giant pulley.

Workers discussing the idea near the giant pulley.

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