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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