Steel Structure Trivia: Vintage Vertigo

Early steel construction set the stage for iconic American photos of workers building famous structures (and enjoying their breaks) at terrifying heights. The above photo shows two waiters serving lunch to steelworkers, high above the ground on a girder during construction of a skyscraper in 1930. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) 

Your January Steel Structure Trivia question is: What structure are the steelworkers building?


The answer is New York City’s Waldorf Astoria. Congratulations to our winner: Mark Sencich, VDC Manager - Western Division, Schuff Steel Company, San Diego (an AISC Member and AISC Certified fabricator).

See more historical photos of skyscraper construction workers featured on the io9 website.

You can test your steel structure knowledge right here on our MSC website on the last Friday of each month, where a new trivia question will be posted to our News section. The next question will be posted on Friday, February 27.