Item no. 30136
New York
Occupation: Building and construction trades
Collection: Wagner Labor Archives

Laborers demolish a pier in 1928

Removing concrete from rebar (the reinforcing iron used to strengthen concrete) was a challenging task. Unidentified laborers demolish a pier in 1928 by chopping out the concrete with pneumatic power tools.

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