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Real Housewives of New Jersey haunt gets shored up – Shops at Riverside, NJ

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The Shops at Riverside is a very high-end mall which caters to the affluent suburban areas surrounding Hackensack in Bergen, Essex, and Passaic Counties in New Jersey as well as Rockland County in New York State. In addition, a number of shoppers from New York City, particularly Manhattan, are drawn to the mall for its upscale offerings minus the New York sales tax on clothing.

The mall is known to have some Real Housewives of New Jersey guests from time to time.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/dina-manzo-seperates-husband-article-1.1253853
The beautiful Dina Manzo at a Project Ladybug/L.K. Bennett
event at the Bloomingdale’s The Shops at Riverside on May 31, 2012

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The Wakile family Joseph, Kathy, Rich and Victoria at
the Shops at Riverside at Raffsonni Galleries
(Photo by Robert Pytel)

the Shops at Riverside in Hackensack last night at Raffsonni Galleries – See more at: http://www.bergen.com/people-and-parties/dinners-and-benefits/housewive-sighting-kathy-wakile-unveils-new-charitable-jewelry-line-at-raffsonni-galleries-in-hackensack-1.822208#sthash.JYHg7ah9.dpuf
the Shops at Riverside in Hackensack last night at Raffsonni Galleries – See more at: http://www.bergen.com/people-and-parties/dinners-and-benefits/housewive-sighting-kathy-wakile-unveils-new-charitable-jewelry-line-at-raffsonni-galleries-in-hackensack-1.822208#sthash.JYHg7ah9.dpuf(Photo by Robert Pytel)
The Wakile family Joseph, Kathy, Rich and Victoria. (Photo by Robert Pytel) – See more at: http://www.bergen.com/people-and-parties/dinners-and-benefits/housewive-sighting-kathy-wakile-unveils-new-charitable-jewelry-line-at-raffsonni-galleries-in-hackensack-1.822208#sthash.JYHg7ah9.dpuf
The Wakile family Joseph, Kathy, Rich and Victoria. (Photo by Robert Pytel) – See more at: http://www.bergen.com/people-and-parties/dinners-and-benefits/housewive-sighting-kathy-wakile-unveils-new-charitable-jewelry-line-at-raffsonni-galleries-in-hackensack-1.822208#sthash.JYHg7ah9.dpuf

Now, our trusted bargain hunter – shopper extraordinaire can vouch for this since he secretly IS an honorary member of the RHONJ and shares close ties with the other chapters.

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But on this occasion he wasn’t hunting for the latest Manolo Blahnik’s or Versace he was helping shore up the parking structure next to Saks Fifth Avenue.

Even the prettiest of things needs a touch up now and then (just ask Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star – Camille Grammer).  But the deep underbelly of the parking garage needed some immediate attention.

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It seems that 3 of the support beams (2 under the garage and one at the exterior of Saks Fifth Avenue) were compromised. The expansion joints that were put into the concrete encasement in 1977 were starting to fall apart. Water was getting into the masonry and rusting the columns.

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Engineers thought it best to repair or replace these faulty supports. So the call went out to the ultimate shopper (Pat “Garage Sale” McAndrew) at Superior Scaffold to supply the shoring. Crews shored up the beams attached to the columns so they could be repaired or replaced.

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You can see from the pics that this was more complicated than they first thought. A portion of the wall into Saks had to be removed to get at the 3rd support column.  And most of the work had to happen above the drop ceiling in the garage – yes, a drop ceiling inside the parking garage (that’s fancy).

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Here you can see them shoring up the beams from the lower level of the parking garage. Engineers required steel beams on the floor to help distribute the load up above.

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These are 20 kip shore posts and hi-load frames in the parking garage.

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Let’s hope that Pat and his crack team of surgeons/scaffolders can help this mall age as gracefully as the fabulous Lisa Vanderpump.

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This a glimpse behind the scenes of the glamorous facade.  Soon, Saks Fifth Avenue and the Shops at Riverside will be once again ready for their close up.

So if your building is in need of a nice lift and tuck – call  Pat at Superior scaffold (215) 743-2200 and he’ll bring the equipment to get it looking shiny and new.

 

Some additional info:

https://www.simon.com/mall/the-shops-at-riverside/stores/saks-fifth-avenue

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Shops_at_Riverside

http://www.bergen.com/people-and-parties/dinners-and-benefits/housewive-sighting-kathy-wakile-unveils-new-charitable-jewelry-line-at-raffsonni-galleries-in-hackensack-1.822208

http://www.bravotv.com/the-real-housewives-of-new-jersey?sky=ps_G_AlwaysOn&__source=ggl&gclid=CKzm39Xm98ACFSyCMgoddiMAuw

 

 

 

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The Shops at Riverside is a two-level enclosed upscale shopping mall, located in Hackensack, New Jersey, United States, off of Route 4, along the Hackensack River. The “lavishly appointed” mall opened on March 10, 1977 with 620,000 sq ft (58,000 m2) of retail space, which included a 237,000 sq ft (22,000 m2) Bloomingdale’s (expanded from an original freestanding site opened in 1959) and a 107,000 sq ft (9,900 m2) Saks Fifth Avenue.[2] Until 2005, the shopping center was known as Riverside Square.[3]


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Positive customer reviews and why we do what we do

Positive customer reviews are the lifeblood of a business like ours.

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For most of our guys it’s a thankless, rock and roll, solve the problem, on to the next job kind of existence.  So when we get an unsolicited customer review like this it makes our day.

I want to thank you for your partnership during the recent water treatment plant project. I set a very aggressive deadline of Friday, August 29th, which everyone said could not be achieved. What I saw was nothing short of perfection. Your employees worked seamlessly to execute a critical project in record time. What I saw was business partners acting in a safe and efficient manner to get the job done. It is partners like you that we need to be successful in this business environment. C. Douglas Brown, Executive Director — Major Projects and Technical Services Interim Refinery Manager Axeon Refining

This is the real reason we do what we do!

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We solve problems and make our customers happy.

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It’s always a giant jig saw puzzle to make these projects come to life.  No two jobs are ever the same.  We are constantly searching to create the best solution possible.

We’ve collected some of the top unsolicited customer reviews or testimonials on our company and added them to a new section on our web page.

Check them out here.

http://www.superiorscaffold.com/our-company/testimonials/

And to all of our customers, clients, vendors and crews we would like to give you a big shout out.  Thank you!

Superior Scaffold – (215) 743-2200

Oh – and if we’ve done a great job for you please feel free to send us a positive review (info@superiorscaffold.com).

 

 

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Superior Scaffold Services
520 East Luzerne St.
Philadelphia, PA  19124 – See more at: http://www.superiorscaffold.com/contact/#sthash.QdgutXzM.dpuf
I want to thank you for your partnership during the recent water treatment plant project. I set a very aggressive deadline of Friday, August 29th, which everyone said could not be achieved. What I saw was nothing short of perfection. Your employees worked seamlessly to execute a critical project in record time. What I saw was business partners acting in a safe and efficient manner to get the job done. It is partners like you that we need to be successful in this business environment. C. Douglas Brown, Executive Director — Major Projects and Technical Services Interim Refinery ManagerAxeon Refining – See more at: http://www.superiorscaffold.com/our-company/testimonials/#sthash.Ogj4Y1Ok.dpuf
I want to thank you for your partnership during the recent water treatment plant project. I set a very aggressive deadline of Friday, August 29th, which everyone said could not be achieved. What I saw was nothing short of perfection. Your employees worked seamlessly to execute a critical project in record time. What I saw was business partners acting in a safe and efficient manner to get the job done. It is partners like you that we need to be successful in this business environment. C. Douglas Brown, Executive Director — Major Projects and Technical Services Interim Refinery ManagerAxeon Refining – See more at: http://www.superiorscaffold.com/our-company/testimonials/#sthash.Ogj4Y1Ok.dpuf
I want to thank you for your partnership during the recent water treatment plant project. I set a very aggressive deadline of Friday, August 29th, which everyone said could not be achieved. What I saw was nothing short of perfection. Your employees worked seamlessly to execute a critical project in record time. What I saw was business partners acting in a safe and efficient manner to get the job done. It is partners like you that we need to be successful in this business environment. C. Douglas Brown, Executive Director — Major Projects and Technical Services Interim Refinery ManagerAxeon Refining – See more at: http://www.superiorscaffold.com/our-company/testimonials/#sthash.Ogj4Y1Ok.dpuf

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Big and Tall Aluminum Canopy for Torre Men’s Store, Philadelphia, PA

 

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How fitting is this?  A super tall canopy at Torre Big & Tall Men’s store at 1217 S. Broad St, Philadelphia, PA.  Now, I know what you’re thinking.  Did we erect this jumbo sized overhead protection system for all of the giant men that enter the store from the street?  Well, yes and no.  There are some very tall customers that shop at Torre’s (that boasts the biggest and best independent collection of tall designer fashions in the word) but it’s really to protect those clients from the demolition of the building next door.

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Yes, they are tearing down the 3rd Regiment Armory building for a new apartment building and multi-use structure as part of the redevelopment of the area.  And what a great history and story on that old building…  You can read more about that at the bottom of this post.

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So Superior Scaffold erected this is a double-decker aluminum overhead protection system.  It’s two stories tall! It’s not as long as most of the ones we erect but it’s taller than most. The dimensions are 28’ high X 10’ wide X 32’ long.

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Aluminum beams rest on support beams on one end and on the building parapet on the other.

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It’s decked in with 4’ high debris panels. Debris netting is cantilevered up and out beyond the panels for added protection.

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The canopy is rated at 300 psf.

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Again, this canopy was erected to protect clients as the 3rd Regiment Armory building was being demolished.

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There is a huge history with that structure dating back to Benjamin Franklin. You can read about it here:

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Only Superior builder/salesman, Pat “Laddy” McAndrew can answer why they decided the build this tall canopy the way they did.  He might also be able to answer why such a beautiful old structure had to be torn down next door as well.  Either way, for all of your scaffold, scaffolding needs call Pat at Superior Scaffold – 215 743-2200 today!

Proposed rendering of project at Broad and Wharton

Proposed rendering of project at Broad and Wharton | Image Landmark Architectural Design that will take the place of the Armory building.

 

 

 

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Train kept a’ rollin’ all night long – Amtrak Hamilton Station rocks a new platform

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Superior Scaffold was called out to build an 1100 foot long temporary train platform at the Amtrak Hamilton Station in Trenton, NJ.

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Not only did crews have to work around the trains speeding past them at 85mph every 15 minutes but they had to work at night (in the dark) over a very busy weekend. (4,700 passengers per day) Imagine just getting your rhythm working when the whistle blows and you have to stop everything and wait for a passing train – every fifteen minutes. Ouch.

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But look at the work our crews did!  It integrates seamlessly into the existing platform. Had I not pointed this entire thing out – you probably wouldn’t have noticed and just boarded your train like you do everyday.

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Amtrak is upgrading the electrical lines above track number 1 so they called on Superior to build a temporary platform OVER the tracks extending to track 2 where patrons could board and exit the trains from the open and running track number two.  Look at how awesome the deck looks!

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The platform we built is 1100 feet long, 12’ wide, and 3’ 6” high. There are some pretty cool engineering specs going on under those planks. Superior engineer, Mike Leone, designed it to handle a load of 150 psf. Crews used 12’ long steel beam stringers and bypassed aluminum joists at 28” cc.

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The deck sits on top of the joists and is 2’X10’ pressure treated wood.

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In this photo you can really see the work put into the scaffold substructure. It’s a system scaffold comprised of 20” long cut trees with starter collars and jacks. And if you look carefully, you can see the banding that holds the entire structure down to the tracks themselves to keep it from moving. Each bay (8’ wide X 7’ wide) was strapped down for wind uplift.

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There was also extensive work agreeing on an adequate clamping system both for the steel beam stringers as well as for the aluminum joists. The jacks rested on a continuous stack of three 2”x10” fire retardant wood sills nailed together.

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We worked with the contractor on the anchoring system; we provided custom ties from Fazio Steel for anchoring into the existing concrete piers.

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And that’s how you construct a temporary train platform.

Remember, when you need to keep the trains a rollin’ call Superior Scaffold at 215 743-2200 and ask for Tommy (TuTone 8675309) Creighton.

And for you train buffs – of all types not just the commuter variety – this is for you.  And probably one of the greatest versions of this song EVER recorded!  Turn it up LOUD.  If this doesn’t want to make you go out and build something – or tear down something, for that matter, I don’t know what will.  Enjoy.

And my all time favorite southern rock band, Blackfoot, burning down the house – Train, Train.

 

From Wiki:

Trenton Transit Center, formerly known as Trenton Rail Station, is the main passenger train station in Trenton, New Jersey. It is the westernmost stop in New Jersey on theNortheast Corridor. It is the terminus for New Jersey Transit trains to and from New York City and SEPTA Trenton Line Regional Rail trains to and from PhiladelphiaPennsylvania, and an intermediate station for Amtrak trains traveling between the two cities along the Northeast Corridor.

 

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Love in an elevator – Mast Climber at Children’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the City of Philadelphia are joining forces to provide health care to children and adults in South Philadelphia. They are relocating two existing clinics, a CHOP-owned pediatric primary care practice currently located in South Philadelphia, and the City-owned Health Center, which serves children and adults into one new building.

They called Superior Scaffold to install mast climber work platforms inside the elevator shafts to assist the wall construction inside.

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I know we’ve shown you one mast climbing work platform in an elevator shaft this summer (at Eagles stadium) but this one is a touch taller than that one. This one spans 300 feet from the ground to the top of the elevator shaft. Yep. That’s a tall order but what a smart way to construct the inside of an elevator shaft.

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And just look at how snug that MC-10 is in there.  Like a glove.  So tight in fact, that crews often ask if it was designed for this very purpose.  It’s not but we can certainly say it’s becoming more common to use them in this manner.  It’s a match made in heaven.

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There is plenty of room for workers, gear, and material. As you can see from these pics the bricks are already up and now crews are putting on the insulation board and getting them finished.

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In this shot you can see just how far down the track goes.

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Here you can actually see the anchor points that hold the mast climber’s track in place.

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Superior provided two MC-10 mast climber platforms (one for each shaft). This is the inside of the new building – just to give you an idea of where they were located.

So the next time you think elevator shaft – think Superior Scaffold and mast climber. I know that’s a reach but seriously, look at what a perfect fit they are.

For all of your scaffold / scaffolding needs call Superior Scaffold at 215 743-2200 and ask for the king of swing – Bob Sarkisian.


And this clip is for that hip, swinging, 60’s cat, Pat McAndrew.

 

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