Famous Manhattan skyscraper picture recreated '“ in Northumberland

Take a closer look at the picture. It's not the iconic photo of construction workers perched on a girder high above the New York skyline which graces many a living room wall. This is Cambois, not Manhattan!

Sunday, 24th September 2017, 8:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 10:42 am
Cambois, not Manhatten! Northumberland's version of the famous girder picture.

Kevin Barnfather came up with the idea of recreating the famous shot – Lunch Atop A Skyscraper – taken during the building of 30 Rockefeller Plaza in 1932.

The waste pipe at Cambois is something of a local celebrity, with its own Facebook page where people post photos of themselves taken on or around the pipe.

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper.

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So Kevin roped in friends and family to sit on the pipe as a spoof on the men on the girder.

Kevin, he’s the one holding the News Post leader, said: “I wanted to do something on the pipe and something that included my friends and family so we could keep this as a memento for the future.

“As as result of this, I came up with the idea as a spoof on the New York men on a girder. We had a great laugh doing this as people thought we were doing a TV show.”

Lunch Atop A Skyscraper.