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“Today ”Show Hosts Recreate Famous 1932 Photo Almost 1,000 Feet Above New York City

Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie, Craig Melvin and Carson Daly sat atop Rockefeller Center's "The Beam" experience

<p>TODAY/YouTube</p> TODAY show team sits above Manhattan on "The Beam"


TODAY show team sits above Manhattan on "The Beam"

The Today show hosts decided to take a trip back in time on Thursday morning!

Members of the Today team made a trip to the top of Rockefeller Center, where they recreated the iconic 1932 photograph “Lunch atop a Skyscraper.”

Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin, Savannah Guthrie and Carson Daly posed on "The Beam" — the new experience that allows tourists to channel the classic image of workers eating lunch on a steel beam high above the city while constructing the building.


The quintet raised their arms and smiled for the camera — and even enjoyed a bagged snack — high in the air.

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The original photograph, taken in September of 1932 during the building's construction, features 11 construction workers fearlessly enjoying a meal break.

The new attraction channels that exact moment, and invites visitors to sit on beam installed on the 69th floor, 800 feet above the street. It then lifts them up even higher and spins 180 degrees for a one-of-a-kind view above the building's observation deck, according to Travel + Leisure.

During the Today crew's latest filming stint, Kotb, 59, compared "The Beam" to "being on a ride at Universal."

<p>TODAY/YouTube</p> Today show team enjoys a bite to eat above Manhattan


Today show team enjoys a bite to eat above Manhattan

“I think we should do the show from up here,” Roker, 69, said, before Kotb added: "I think it’s a great lunch spot."

“The view is tremendous. It really makes you think about hard-working Americans back, almost 100 years ago,” Daly, 50, said. “I got news for the people at home watching this — the beam underneath us? Not that wide."

<p>Bettmann/Contributor</p> 'Lunch Atop a Skyscraper,' 1932


'Lunch Atop a Skyscraper,' 1932

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Rockefeller Center owners Tishman Speyer told Travel + Leisure in a statement earlier this week that the beam is part of the location's "top-to-bottom reimagination" and offers "the city’s best unobstructed views of its most famous landmarks."

“After visiting Top of the Rock Observation Deck, visitors can spend time exploring the reimagined, iconic landmark infused with the same ambition and creativity of the people who built this ‘city within a city’ nearly 100 years ago," the statement read.

Top of the Rock tickets, which cost between $40 and $55 for adults, will now offer the add-on of sitting on the beam for an additional $25, which includes a photo-op.

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Outside of literally sitting above Manhattan, the Today crew has shared a few other special moments on air in recent days. Earlier this week, Jenna Bush Hager called up her father, former President George W. Bush on air during Today with Hoda & Jenna to get his approval on a new side project between her and co-host Kotb.

After Bush Hager, 42, revealed on air that her dad said she "hit the high notes like I taught you" in her new holiday single, "A Carefree Christmas," with Kotb, she decided to give him a call to prove it.

“I thought you all were cute,” President Bush said. “I thought your dance moves were well choreographed and I thought the sound guy did a good job of making sure your voices were subdued."

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