September 1, 2011

Hoisting Steel At The Top Of The World

This photo was taken by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Damon Winter. The NY Times commissioned him in July to take pictures of the men working nearly 1,000 feet in the sky as they together the steel of One World Trade Center.  Winter's black and white photos are reminiscent of Lewis Hines work back in the 1930's when he documented the ironworkers piecing together the Empire State Building.

You can see a lot more of these photos online.  There is an extraordinary multimedia slidshow on the Times website that posted today and there will be print versions of the photos in this Sunday's magazine.  These images are beautiful and breathtaking; a lasting tribute to their work on what will soon be the tallest building in America.