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Woolworth Building at Night, New York
One of the skyscrapers in New York City, the Woolworth Building

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Cameraman Fred A. Dobson Began Filming "The Skyscrapers of New York"
November 8, 1906

The storyline weaves in and around the actual construction of a New York skyscraper. With the use of steel girders and the invention of the safety elevator, skyscrapers were just starting to be built in big cities around the U.S. A fascinating record of early-20th century building techniques, "Skyscrapers" captures brick masons in action, workers maneuvering a steel girder into place, and a group of men descending a line suspended by a crane. And this was before they had hard hats and many modern safety features! Can you imagine working at those heights?
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