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Historical Photos Anyone Who Is Afraid Of Heights Should Avoid  

Samantha Dillinger
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Being afraid of heights might be the single most common fear aside from a terror of spiders. Even if you don't consider yourself scared of high places, it's hard not to feel a chill race up your spine when you look down from the top floor of a tall building. But there are people who aren't afraid to brave heights – some for fun and others for work. Some spend every day of their life high in the sky putting together skyscraper after skyscraper, while others chase the thrill of climbing mountains – and it was all much more precarious in the past. These historical photos of people relaxing or working in high places might just trigger your fear of heights, even from your first-floor apartment.

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Lunch Atop A Skyscraper, 1932
Lunch Atop A Skyscraper, 1932 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Historical Photos Anyone Who Is Afraid Of Heights Should Avoid
Photo: Unknown/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
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Icarus On The Empire State Building, 1930
Icarus On The Empire State Bui... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Historical Photos Anyone Who Is Afraid Of Heights Should Avoid
Photo: Lewis Hine/Wikimedia Commons/CC0 1.0
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Three Workers On The Empire State Building, 1931
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Photo: Lewis Hine/Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain
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Makeshift Bridge, C. 1929
Makeshift Bridge, C. 1929 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Historical Photos Anyone Who Is Afraid Of Heights Should Avoid
Photo:  Richard Peter/Deutsche Fotothekā€Ž/Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0 DE
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