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Scaffolding Sculpture

Artist Ben Long’s ‘Scaffolding Sculptures’ are series of three-dimensional constructions made from conventional scaffolding components.  By using these builder’s materials out of their everyday context, Long creates meanings and symbols an audience would not normally expect.  In this exhibit he creates the words Art and Work.

The word ‘ART’ embodies the creative thought-process inherent in the conception of a piece as well as the practical skill required to physically make it.
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Likewise, the word ‘WORK’ describes not only the intellectual endeavor in pursuit of a final idea, but also the effort involved in an artwork’s construction.
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By separating the word ‘artwork’ into its two component words, Long leads us to contemplate the key ingredients required in the making of any work of art; the initial spark and development of an idea, and the productive course of activity that makes an idea into an artifact. (from the Man&Eve exhibit blog)

He does amazing things with scaffold materials that we, at Superior Scaffold, use everyday.  Here are videos of him assembling his gallery pieces.


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the oldest and top ranked children’s hospital in the United States, called Superior Scaffold to first come out and scaffold in a stairwell for removal of lights and mechanicals in a research center building on their new campus.

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The hospital, located next to the University of Pennsylvania, then called Superior to return to the stairwell to see if they could adapt scaffolding, already in place, to provide shoring so a portion of the 8” concrete ceiling slab could be cut out and removed.  Estimator and scaffolding expert, Pat McAndrew, took one look at the job and said, “no problem”.  And then quickly came up with a solution to adapt the existing scaffolding into a superior shoring device.

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The resulting design allowed the scaffolding to shore up the slab so it could be removed.  It’s this kind of quick thinking and customer service that makes Superior Scaffold number one in the Tri-State Area.

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Scaffolding used in Alluring Fashion Fantasy Photography

Who says scaffolding can’t be sexy?

Check out these photos by Kristian Schuller, a Paris-based photographer – incorporating scaffolding into his fashion photographs.

Alluring Fashion Fantasy

Alluring Fashion Fantasy.


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Superior Scaffold at Frick Laboratory, Princeton University, NJ

Superior Scaffold was called out to the Frick Laboratory at Princeton University to build scaffolding for crews to get access to the 3 floors of the structure.  Crews will then install trash chutes so they can demo the entire interior of the building.
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Princeton University officials say that the former Frick lab will remain vacant until renovation funds become available.

The Frick Lab is named after industrialist and art patron Henry Clay Frick (1849-1919).  The lab, built in 1929, housed the academic chemistry facilities for over 83 years making it one of the oldest functioning labs in the United States.

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It has been moved into the gleaming new Frick Chemistry Lab.   It is part of the University’s commitment to green building.  You can read about the New Frick Laboratory here.

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And you can watch video here.

http://youtu.be/bEtD9u1Meb8

You can really see the new building’s design here.


Atlantic City, NJ is vying to become the destination spot of  choice on the East coast.  Much like the growth a few years back in Los Vegas, Atlantic City is pushing to modernize, update, and transform into the premier hotspot on the coast.

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Caesars Atlantic City Resort has been expanding and renovating constantly in the past decade with a new hotel tower, parking garage and shopping center.  It opened as Atlantic City’s second casino in 1979 as the Caesars Boardwalk Regency.  Like it’s counterpart in Los Vegas, Caesars has an ancient Roman theme and boasts 145,000 square feet of gaming area, 3400 slot machines and is now one of the largest resorts in the area.

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Superior Scaffold’s swing stage department was called in to help with the EIFS facade replacement on the towers.  On this multi-phase job, Superior had to install a roof perimeter guardrail, duct protection and system scaffold beneath the swings.  Superior used 3 full Swings, 2 Corner Swings, 1 C shaped swing (4 hoist platform), System scaffold and 1 material hoist.

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The major challenges faced on this job were the odd shapes and capacity swings that had to be built to allow crews access to all areas of the exterior of the building.

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We also had a very rapid turnaround time.  In the end, the job was done in time and on budget allowing Caesars to have their new facade ready for their summer rush.

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Caesars Entertainment operates the casino in Atlantic city.  (from their web site) Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada more than 70 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now owns or manages casino resorts on four continents The company’s resorts operate primarily under the Harrah’s, Caesars and Horseshoe brand names; Caesars also owns the London Clubs International family of casinos and the World Series of Poker.


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Superior Scaffold at the University of Pennsylvania, Market & 34th

University of Pennsylvania (U of P) is caulking and waterproofing the façade of their building at 3400 Walnut, (Market & 34th) Pennsylvania, PA  19104.
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Superior Scaffold provided an intricate sidewalk canopy (sidewalk shed), with overhead protection,
2 blocks long that would allow construction work to go on above while keeping the businesses open underneath.

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Superior also provided two suspended scaffolds (swings, swing-stage) to allow crews greater access to all areas of the façade.

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U of P turned to Superior because of the confidence they have for them to handle the safety requirements and guidelines set up by the city, state, and the university.  Superior is proud to continue their long relationship with U of P.

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“When work finishes along Market Street, the canopy will be relocated around the corner on 15th,” said Superior estimator, Anthony Pini.

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Renovation at Princeton University Firestone Library

Superior Scaffold was selected to help in the renovation of Princeton’s Prestigious Firestone library because of its long history working with historic buildings on the campus.

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In light of the library’s importance in teaching and research at Princeton, the University has committed to a comprehensive renovation of Firestone Library. The renovation is a long-term project that is being done in multiple phases and will take almost 10 years to finish, during which time the library will remain open, and its collections available during normal hours of operation.

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Superior erected system scaffold allowing crews to get access to all areas of this monumental restoration and parapet wall replacement project.  The library has to remain open while crews do the work.  Superior also provided a series of debris netting and trash chutes to the project.

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The Harvey S. Firestone Memorial Library opened in 1948 as the first large American university library constructed after World War II.  Roughly 1.5 million volumes were moved during the summer of 1948 from Pyne and Chancellor Green Halls, which until then had served as the University’s main library.  The library building was expanded in 1971 and again in 1988 and currently has more than 70 miles (110 km) of bookshelves, making Firestone one of the largest open-stack libraries in existence.  Though not the largest university library in the world, the library has more books per enrolled student than that of any other university in the United States.

You can keep tabs of the multi-phase renovation here:


Superior was called out to scaffold the auditorium in the new
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, in Camden, NJ
so lights could be repaired and installed.

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The challenge here was that all of the auditorium seats had been placed into their permanent locations prior to fixing the lighting issues so Superior designed rolling scaffold to access and repair the malfunctioning lights – and to work around the seating.
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“Superior Scaffold and our emergency services team quickly assessed the problem and quickly came up with a mighty fine solution,” said estimator, Pat McAndrew.

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Rowan University and Cooper University Hospital have embarked on a unique partnership that will initiate the next generation of medical education and will improve health care delivery throughout the region.

With national rankings and a history of educational leadership, Cooper and Rowan are well prepared to develop what will be the first new medical school in New Jersey in 30 years. Students in the planned four-year allopathic program will be educated in a new facility in Camden and graduate to serve the greater South Jersey community and beyond.


In a move only reserved for mythological creatures, the Revel on Atlantic City’s boardwalk has risen like a Phoenix from the ashes of a shattered economy.  As the only remaining project (out of 4 similar) to survive the doldrums of a recession – it’s now poised to become the centerpiece of the boardwalk. Scaffolding, rental, sales, service (215) 743-2200 With an infusion of cash ($1.7 Billion from China) construction has moved full steam ahead.  The project, which was mothballed almost two years ago has been given new life and is almost at full capacity.  The history of how this job was constructed, then abandoned, and then reborn is one of epic proportions.  (See details here). Scaffolding, rental, sales, service (215) 743-2200, www.superiorscaffold.com Superior Scaffold was called in to help the HQ Nightclub (a 40,000 Square foot venue – see details below) because of our experience erecting unique scaffolding layouts in the shortest time possible,” said estimator and salesman extraordinaire, Anthony Pini. Scaffolding rental, sales, service, (215) 743-2200, www.superiorscaffold.com   Scaffolding Rentals, sales, service, (215) 743-2200, www.superiorscaffold.com   Scaffolding, Rental, Service, Sales, (215) 743-2200, www.superiorscaffold.com There were several major challenges to this task.  The first was to erect system scaffold inside the 4 story oval staircase inside the prestigious nightclub.  Superior had to strategically place scaffolding around the inside perimeter of the oval shaped structure up all 4 floors.  And it had to allow 100% access for dry-wallers, tapers, painters, electricians, and plumbers to do their work simultaneously. Superior Scaffold, Scaffolding Rental, sales, service, (215) 743-2200, www.superiorscaffold.com   Scaffolding Rental, service, sales, (215) 743-2200, www.superiorscaffold.com The second challenge was that all of the equipment for the job was to be loaded in through a small hatch on the roof using a crane.  If you look carefully at the top of the glass oval structure in the right photo you can see the gray building that houses the HQ nightclub on top. Scaffolding rental, sales, service, (215) 743-2200, www.superiorscaffold.com   Superior Scaffold, Scaffolding, Sales, service, rentals (215) 743-2200, www.superiorscaffold.com Superior Scaffold, Scaffolding, Sales, service, rentals (215) 743-2200, www.superiorscaffold.com  Superior Scaffold, Scaffolding, Sales, service, rentals (215) 743-2200, www.superiorscaffold.com And the third was that the entire job had to be done in less than 5 working days. All of which Superior met, on deadline and within budget. Here is a bit about the HQ Nightclub and their owners Angel Management Group. The HQ Nightclub, is a stunning, adult-only nightlife party venue located at the top of the Revel. It offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean, beach, Boardwalk, and Atlantic City skyline.  The 40,000-square-foot venue will consist of four distinct levels, each exuding a different ambiance within a unique setting. From the chic candlelit library bar on the ground floor, complete with gaming tables and billiards, to the club’s main floor which features a state-of-the-art performance area, up to the sleek rooftop bar that offers impeccable panoramic views, HQ Nightclub offers a lavish nightlife experience for elite guests that will ignite their senses.  Or read the entire article here. Here is a video clip of the Revel.  It’s not the greatest but you can see the scope of the project.


Chester County Hospital in West Chester, PA is embarking on a $45.2 million building project to increase inpatient bed capacity with 72 new private rooms and to install a new, state-of-the-art linear accelerator for the treatment of cancer.

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As part of the plan, the Chester County Hospital and Health System called in Superior Scaffold to help work on the 93,000 sq. ft. Tower Project at 701 East Marshall Street.

The scaffolding, constructed on top of the first floor’s roof, allows crews to get to the floors above it to remove the skin (facade) and expose the steel to tie into.  The new addition will be 5 stories tall and as wide as the old section beneath it.

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Those black squares you see on the lower roof are temporary coverings for the new steel columns that are underneath them.   “Once the facade is removed, horizontal steel will come out of building and connect to columns coming up and out of those holes,” said Superior estimator, Pat McAndrew.  Superior also provided a 70′ trash chute with a hopper on every level.

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The Chester County Hospital is the only non-profit, independent community hospital in Chester County, and it has been serving the county and its surrounding communities for 120 years.