• Short Summary

    Men who work on high buildings in Rome, London and Italy.

  • Description

    Titles read: 'SKYLARKS" - A Study in HIGH LIFE'.

    Various locations of events.

    Various shots of the Coliseum in Rome, Italy as we see men cleaning the building and clearing bird nests from the arches.

    At London's Crystal Palace we see men climbing up the glass roof windows to clean them.

    In New York, United States of America, we see various shots of electrical engineers climbing and walking about the girders of skyscrapers under construction (yikes!). Men sit on high girders to eat their lunch. View of nearby buildings shows three airships floating by. The men are seen sliding down the vertical girders to go home.

    Note: film shows signs of decomposition.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1622.26
    Media URN:
    51816
    Group:
    Pathe sound pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/01/1934
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:24:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:54:09:00 / 01:55:33:00
    Canister:
    PSP 822

Comments (2)

  1. redman99 says

    The RKO building.
    Better remembered by those old pictures of a group of workers taking a lunch break (and a nap) atop a cross beam girder some 800 feet up (about the same height as the first Docklands Tower, London).

  2. Resolution Man says

    ....my feet were tingling.....

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