High Steel

As skyscrapers climbed to greater heights in the late nineteenth century so did the Newfoundlanders who helped build them. Balancing along beams sometimes no more than a foot wide, they worked high above the clouds. Groups of Newfoundland iron workers felt the rush of high steel as they raised such projects as The Sears Tower and The World Trade Center. Many carried on the iron work tradition of their fathers and brothers, travelling to California, Toronto, New York and Philadelphia to help build some of the largest skyscrapers in North America.

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