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Superior Scaffold is on the cover of the May/June issue of Scaffold & Access Magazine!

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I just want to Celebrate another day of living!!!  Superior Scaffold is proud to be on the cover of the latest issue of Scaffold & Access Magazine! 

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And like previous issues, there’s a beautiful centerfold in the middle!

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The article is about our suspended scaffold work on 205 Race St. in Old City and features our innovative dual rigging system. Check it out by clicking any of the photos!

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We hung the moon for multiple trades on this job. Click on any of the images to see the article in its full resolution or visit our Google Photo Gallery to see tons of great shots.

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A great big thank you to Miss Cathee and the crew at SA Magazine and the SAIA for the incredible work they do!

And if you need scaffolding, scaffold, or access on any project call Bob, the king of swing, at (215) 743-2200 today! He will take care of you.  Or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

Today’s musical selection is to celebrate the fact that I’m not paralyzed and have a bright future like all of you out there!

And if the link gets stripped: https://youtu.be/7dkrwTbXTX8

 

 

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Send me your money – Overhead protection and suspended scaffold at 1900 Market St.

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It goes like this.

You take your hard earned cash and give it to a stock broker who promises to make you a rich man. He says, “stick with me son, you’ll be farting through silk.” And since you don’t know jack about stocks and bonds only that you’ve seen these arrogant young punks driving around in Maseratis, Teslas and Ferraris you assume that they know what they are doing. So, against your better judgment – you send him your money.

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Maybe you check in with him maybe you don’t, but a few months later he calls and says, “wow we are doing great so lets up the anti and buy some more stock.” Could be it’s high tech, maybe it’s a slack manufacturer – whatever. He says, “you don’t even need to send any more money; we’ll borrow it but let’s get in now, since it’s rock bottom.” They are experts at getting your adrenaline pumping. “We’re going to be rolling in so much dough you can use it as deodorant.”

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Months go buy and you don’t hear a thing from your “best buddy”, the broker, so you decide to check up on your investment.  Wow. To your surprise you’ve lost just about everything AND now you have a margin call for the money that “He” “We” borrowed to buy that “No Lose” stock. So you frantically call to get information but no surprise, Mr. Broker is no where to be found.

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A few weeks later you run in to him at lunch as he tosses the valet the keys to his brand new 4 wheel drive Tesla, yep, the big one. And yes, he looks great in his hand tailored, designer suit. “Buddy,” you say. “What the F?  Where have you been and where’s all my money?” To which he smiles, runs his hand down the lapel of his suit puts his other hand on your shoulder and says, “yeah, sorry about that. It just didn’t work out. We’ll get ’em next time, tiger.” 

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“Ncxt time?  Tiger?” you say, irritated.

“You knew the risks. I do the best I can for my clients. Call me in a couple of weeks and let’s earn that money back. You’ll have to excuse me I’ve got a 12:30 reservation,” he says.

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There are a lot of people around but what you would like to say is, “the next twelve thirty you’re gonna’ have is wit Luca Brasi while you are swimming wit the fishes.” But you can’t so you force a smile and walk off. 

Good thing the valet left the keys to his new Tesla sitting on the stand when he ran off to park another car!  🙂

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What does this have to do with Superior Scaffold and the giant job we did at 1900 Market? Well, that building is home to the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, among others, and it just spawned a story idea.  (A true story idea?  Maybe.) You’ll have to ask me in person at the next GBCA or SADV event. Ha.

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But either way, we have an awesome overhead protection system all the way around the building so crews above, in our suspended scaffold, could do a total re-caulk, paint, and installation of new LED lighting. The caulking and painting was done by Old Philadelphia Associates and the sign lighting was done by ANC. I urge you to take a look at the photos of the canopy as there are a few really cool things happening there. Try to spot them.

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Unlike the brokers, who say they’ll protect your money, we do protect the pedestrians, cars and businesses with our canopies. We keep the doors open and commerce rocking while work goes on overhead – Guaranteed. And we provide crews with access to just about anywhere they need to be. You can take that to the bank.

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So, if you want a sure investment, with the best scaffold builders in town, call Superior Scaffold today at 215 743-2200 and ask for Bob, “The King of Swing” and we will take care of you. And visit www.superiorscaffold.com for all of your access needs.

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The musical selection is for all of those people who try to take your money, spirit, heart and confidence. Good luck with that.

And since we are grooving with Mike Muir – here is his other band. And wow, I do miss Robert Trujullo’s funky bass playing. Enjoy.

And if the videos get stripped out: https://youtu.be/nxcJW6bs5os

and video 2: https://youtu.be/Ob3buKk6ALc

 

Here’s a little about 1900 Market Street: Its is a 456,922 square foot,9-story office building located between 19th and 20th Street on Market Street in Philadelphia, PA. The building features an 8 story, central courtyard with a sun-filled skylight. The building is constructed of reinforced concrete footings on concrete slab with a structural steel frame. The exterior walls are composed of concrete panels and glass curtain wall. The building is LEED and Energy Star Certified. Built in 1981 by Rouse & Associates, the building’s main lobby and main entrances were renovated in 2014-2015. The new lobby area was transformed in a modern looking and inspirational meeting space for Tenants and Visitors. The facelift included new decorative wall panels, new grey natural ceramic floor tile along with new pond and gas fire places.

 

 

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Say Something. 1617 JFK Blvd., Canopy, Overhead protection around entire block!

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Most of my posts are written and then I come up with the musical theme but this one was written the other way around.  I heard the song and thought it was fantastic but when I saw the video it just moved me.  It’s one of the coolest combinations of film and music I’ve seen in a long time. (scroll to bottom)

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This is one beautiful job – you can’t deny.  When you see it you just know it is quality, love, and beauty. 

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Since this is a blog and the idea is to Say Something about the work we do and the equipment that goes into it and the challenges we overcome I started to do my usual thinking about how to present it.

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But then I started to think maybe our work does Say Something without having to tell you that this is an enormous sidewalk overhead protection system or canopy that goes around the entire building using both frames and system scaffold – maybe I just show you and see what it says to you. 

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Our guys don’t get “caught up in the middle of it” – they just do their jobs and they do it well.  Like when we couldn’t put our scaffold legs (to the left) on top of that small decorative brass strip running down the sidewalk next to the building, they had to come up with a solution. 

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And when we couldn’t tie into the building our guys creatively used tube and clamp to anchor to the pillars on one side.  And they used push ties or anchors on the other sides.

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I probably should at least tell you that the Suburban Station (One Penn Center) is an awesome art deco office building and underground commuter station at 16th and Jfk.  From the outside she looks fabulous. 

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And we erected this amazing canopy so crews above could replace the windows on the entire building.  Quite a job.

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We even built it up and over the garage entrance.

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And of course we had to do it all while keeping the doors and businesses open.

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Our scaffolds come and go, all around this city, like snow flakes in a storm.  Some are incredible works of art that just make you smile when you see them.  I think our work does Say Something!

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The musical selection is this video that got me going.  And those who know my past can understand my appreciation for the single camera shot and special live audio mix! (And in the Bradbury building to boot)  Wow, oh wow! 

And if the video gets stripped: https://youtu.be/8MPbR6Cbwi4

You know the deal.  If you need scaffolding, scaffold or access call Superior Scaffold today at 215 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com

 

And here’s a little about the One Penn Center (Suburban Station) building.

Suburban Station is an art deco office building and underground commuter rail station in Penn Center, Philadelphia. Its official SEPTA address is 16th Street and JFK Boulevard. The station is owned and operated by SEPTA and is one of the three core Center City stations on the SEPTA Regional Rail. The station was built by the Pennsylvania Railroad to replace the original Broad Street Station and opened on September 28, 1930.

The station opened as a stub-end terminal for Pennsylvania Railroad trains serving Center City Philadelphia, intended to replace the above-ground Broad Street Station in this function. The station’s full name was originally Broad Street Suburban Station. One Penn Center served as the headquarters of the PRR from 1930 to 1957.

 

 

 

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Rollin’ – 13th and Market – Canopies and Doublewide Swing stages

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Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’
Though the streams are swollen
Keep them doggies rolling
Rawhide
Rain and wind and weather
Hell bent for leather
Wishing my girl was by my side
All the things I’m missin’
Good victuals, love and kissin’
Are waiting at the end of my ride

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It’s our job at Superior Scaffold to keep things rollin’. What do I mean by that? Well, when you have a business smack in the middle of the busiest part of town and you have a complete restoration going on overhead – you don’t want anything to stop. You want to keep those sidewalks open for all of the pedestrian traffic possible.

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I will admit I had to look up the term victuals, since it’s just not something you hear much anymore. But every one of those people walking on the sidewalk is going somewhere and some are going to get some good victuals and we need to give them a throughput and protection when they do.

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Canopies are a huge part of our business and we do it well. Heck, on this job we also designed and provided the double-wide swing stages or suspended scaffold that masonry crews used while doing a compete exterior renovation on this building at 13th and Market. So, we kept the crews rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ above at the same time we had pedestrians moving below.

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This particular overhead protection system features roughly 800 linear feet of system scaffold – wide enough to stampede a whole ton of people through. It’s also tall enough to do some calf roping in – if you had to. AND it’s lit up so you can find your way down that long winding trail of concrete in the jungle of life.

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Golly, we’ve also got 4’ debris panels on the top when those doggies are kicking up dust and special tie-downs to keep it mighty secure when those bad fellas role through town.

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And jeepers paw, we erected up and over multiple loading doors and parking garage entrances.

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All-in-all it’s been a hoot and a success. Several trades were able to use our suspended scaffold and our overhead protection system did exactly what it designed to do.

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If you need scaffolding, scaffold or access just put out the call to Superior Scaffold (215) 743-2200 today!

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And our music today fits perfectly.  Enjoy.

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and

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and just for fun

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GC: Joseph Duggan

Painting: Arena

 

 

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Multiple canopies at The Gallery Mall redevelopment, now known as the Fashion District Philadelphia

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Hailed as the epicenter of Center City’s revival back in 1977, The Gallery Mall is finally getting its recognition as the preeminent shopping experience in downtown Philadelphia. It opened to the tune of $105 million; big bucks back in the day. But forty years has gone by and with it so has the sheen and promises on this old structure.

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Jump forward to right now as three city blocks and roughly 1,000,000 square feet of redevelopment are occurring.  And when it’s all said and done it will be the largest retail repositioning project in the region.  Once called The Gallery Mall, developers are re-branding it as the Fashion District Philadelphia.  Sounds much better than the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia doesn’t it?  It will be a more expansive mix of retail, entertainment and dining.  And it will finally give the mall the accolades that were supposed materialize all those years ago.  There are some great photos of the redevelopment here.

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We don’t get involved with the politics of adding movie theaters in favor of outlet shops.  We just provide the best access and overhead protection systems and do our part as seamlessly as possible.  Superior Scaffold provided six, yes six, canopies around this three block area down Market St. from 8th to 10th and two of them were almost 400 feet long.

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Take a look.

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We had to do most of the erecting at night when there was a minimum of both pedestrian and automobile traffic.  It’s nice to see some night shots, courtesy of Mr. Pat McAndrew, our crack estimator.  (this is his job).

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The overhead protection systems or canopies sat on top Jersey barriers.  The customer provided police for traffic control while our guys did their work.

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Each canopy was constructed using system scaffold, steel and aluminum beams, corregated metal roofing, U-heads, cement anchors, lighting, debris panels, and even debris netting on one side.  I believe our engineer even added a few structural elements to give each more stability as they sat on top of the Jersey barriers. 

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He added some diagonal bracing beneath the overhead sections but also added a type of tie-down or anchoring method at each bay to the outside of the Jersey barrier for more support.

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This is how the sidewalk sheds laid out.

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9th St. West – 7′ wide x 200′ long x 10′ high

10th St. West – 7′ wide x 160′ long x 10′ high.

833 Market St. – 7′ wide x 105′ long x 10′ high.

HPP Entrance – 30′ wide x 30′ long x 10′ high.

900 Market St. – 7′ wide x 390′ long x 10′ high.

1000 Market St. – 7′ wide x 390′ long x 10′ high.

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The owners then applied custom decorative vinyl panels to the exterior of our debris panels advertising the newly renovated mall.

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We recently did a GBCA (General Building Contractors Association) hardhat tour and it’s quite an impressive redevelopment from GC ‘s Shoemaker/Skanska.  Here’s a link to that blogpost.

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I think I can honestly say that when this is complete it will be a shining beacon of retail goodness in the heart of Center City.

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And you know the deal.  Treat everyone the way you want to be treated, tip your wait staff and call Superior Scaffold at (215) 743-2200 when you need scaffolding, scaffold, access or overhead protection!  Those are the three most important things in life.  😉  Oh, and ask for Pat – he’ll take you shopping.

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And for our musical number today we have some grungy, sludgy, swampy rock from my boys in COC in honor of the Gallery Mall redeeming itself – in a way.  Enjoy.  And if the link gets stripped: https://youtu.be/x5J6glCmaqE

We’d like to thank D’Angelo Bros for bringing us along on this fashion ride!

And here’s a cool timelapse of the glass glass cube entrance being built caught by EarthCam from April 2017 to November 2017.

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Names can be deceiving. Canopy at Tattooed Mom on South Street

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Hey, I thought awesome here’s a post for all the Moms I know who are just dying to get tattoos for Christmas.  😉   But I was in for a little surprise when I started digging.

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Seems it’s not a tattoo parlor at all but one of Philly’s most instagrammed eating, drinking and gathering places.  In terms of followers it’s right up there with South Street’s Magic Gardens, the largest work from local mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar. Sorry all of you Moms who wanted Christmas ink but there are places down the street. All we knew was that we had to help them stay open for business.  

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The entire point of is this post is to show you that we are on the scene no matter the size of the job.  As estimator Pat says, “no job is too big or too small so call – Superior today.”  He really does say this – all the time.  I wonder if this obsession is healthy?  I personally find it a bit strange but hey, he’s been married a really long time maybe there is something to it…???

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Tattood Mom is an extremely visual place – very eclectic. And anyone who knows me knows these are the kind of spaces I like to frequent. 

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It’s vibrant and artistic full of street and sticker art.  Hit their website to see just what I’m talking about.

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This was an emergency services call and we responded within hours to help Mom’s stay open while construction is going on.  We meticulously installed a sidewalk overhead protection system, otherwise known as a canopy or sidewalk shed to protect the pedestrian traffic coming in and out of the establishment. 

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This sidewalk shed uses our biggest canopy or walk-thru frames and is 8’ wide X 20’ long X 10’ high with colorful debris panels on the top.  This set up is something that works well for most small businesses to help keep them stay open and running as normal while work goes on.  

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So you see, Pat is correct, “no job is too big or too small so call Superior today” at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more info.  The next time you are on South Street pop in on Tattooed Mom at 530 South Street and write on the wall.

And since Pat, the ultimate Hipster, was prowling the streets in the mid 60’s, he remembers this groovy gem – perfect for this location.

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“I feel pretty…oh so pretty”

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“We may lose and we may win but we will never be here again. So open up I’m climbing in to take it easy.”

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“Dreamer I know what you’re thinkin’.”

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“Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me.  Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee.”

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I’m just going to mix a whole bunch of musical lyrics today and why?  Well, I’m in a good mood and it’s always fun to see if you know the songs where they came from.  Life is short people.  It really is.  So love your kids and your family and be sure to tell them.  Remember to say hello to everyone.  Treat everyone exactly the way you want to be treated.  And take that opportunity even if scares the crap out of you.  And most importantly, if you got up this morning it means YOU ARE ALIVE so be thankful and make the most of your time. 

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Okay, enough of my Joel Osteen moment (that’s for you Pini) and time to relay that into this job we have in front of us.  Because on the surface it looks just like all of our canopy, overhead protection, swing stage, suspended scaffold jobs that our guys so painstakingly erect to utter perfection.  But there is something special about this job.

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Can you spot it?

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We installed an overhead protection system all the way around this building to protect pedestrians as the painting and window crews puts a new shine and polish on this structure.

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There are sections where we had to erect up and over loading docks and around obstacles.

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We also have a bunch of suspended scaffold rigs all around the building.  You can see here the crews applying the new paint making her “oh so pretty”.  Look carefully at the wide shots to see the difference new windows and fresh paint make.

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Have you spotted it yet?

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This building is going to really pop when she’s all finished.  Got it yet?

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All I’ll say is that we pride ourselves on providing the best customer service oriented experience in the business.  We work closely with you to get you exactly what you want.  It’s why we’ve been around for over 65 years.  Our people really care.  Could that be it?  Hmmmm?  Well look again and you tell me.  Hit the reply button when you’ve figured it out.

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If you need scaffolding, scaffold or access call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Bob, the one armed bandit, and he’ll take care of you.  Thanks to our partners, Melrose, and Paul Rabinowitz Glass on this project!

Today’s musical selection is for the building itself. (skip to :50 seconds in)

And if the link gets stripped out: https://youtu.be/RgHtBxOs4qw

 

 

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Down by the Riverside

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It’s always nice to be a part of a revitalization project, especially one that propels the westward expansion of Center City along the Schuylkill River.

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Superior Scaffold was called in to provide sidewalk overhead protection for the Locust on the Park luxury loft-style apartments, retail and office space.  This once abandoned publishing plant that was previously home to the Lanston Monotype Company and then the National Publishing Company is being transformed into an artful mix of original architecture and modern finishes that will house 152 apartments.

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Superior provided 5 canopies around the building. (One large canopy up front 2 small and 2 large in the back) 

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The large sidewalk shed in front is 190’ long X 8’ wide X 10’ high with 4’ debris panels on top. 

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There is also 45’ lineal feet of work scaffold to reach the underside of the beam at the ramp by the front entrance.

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The two large canopies in the back are 3’ wide X 120’ long X 10’ high with 4’ debris panels.  These are rather unique in that they are there just to protect the cars, and not have a pedestrian walkway down the center, as renovation work goes on overhead.

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The 2 small canopies in back are 3’ wide X 48’ long X 10’ High  with 4’ debris panels.  They are like a canopy light.

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Judging from the renderings, Locust on the Park should be an incredible place to live.  It will offer residents the unique combination of an urban lifestyle in a tranquil park-like setting.

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If you need sidewalk overhead protection or a canopy call Pat at Superior Scaffold today (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

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And for our musical selection today we turn the rockin’ guitar gospel sounds of Sister Rosetta Tharpe.  You might have to copy and paste the link to play.

https://youtu.be/4xzr_GBa8qk

So if you need to see something right away here’s the Million Dollar Quartet’s version with Elvis on vocals.

For more information on 201 S. 25th St., Philadelphia PA click the link.

http://locustonthepark.com/

 

 

 

 

 

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Superior Scaffold hangs the moon for multiple trades at 205 Race Street

 

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Bridge on Race is a new high rise apartment building designed for modern living in Old City.  The look is elegantly contemporary in a neighborhood with some of the oldest streets and structures in the country.  Rising above the adjacent Ben Franklin Bridge, it boasts incredible city, river and skyline views.

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Superior Scaffold is not one to judge the artistic quality of a structure or how it captures the zeitgeist of American culture.  It is our job to send in the biggest and the best suspended scaffold equipment in the business to help crews get the job done!

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Our modular suspended scaffold work platforms aided two different crews with two different disciplines on this project.  GMI used our suspended scaffolds to install all of the glass and windows on this building.

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EDA followed using our swings to bridge the dramatic angles of the building and install all of the wall panels.  You can see their crew getting the job done.

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In order for these residents to have the best views in the city they needed a ton of glass, as you can see from these pictures.  And yes, that is the Ben Franklin Bridge in the corner of most of the photos.

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I love it when multiple trades can come together and rock the house using our equipment to complete a really unique looking building.

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This shot gives me an opportunity to show you an innovative feature about this particular swing stage.  It is dual rigged.  See the top inset.  You will notice two wire ropes coming off of the beams on both sides.  They call this 4 wire rigging.  The scaffold motor uses one of the wire ropes to climb up and down and the second wire rope goes through an emergency braking device on the motor that prevents the scaffold platform from falling if the primary wire were to break. The lower inset shows how the two wire ropes come through the motor and braking device.

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The second wire rope acts as a safety line for the platform itself.  The main advantage of this dual rigging system is that it allows the worker on the platform to hook a lanyard directly to a dogline (or cable) running horizontally across the mid rail attaching directly to the platform itself. This eliminates the need for independent lifelines that can hang below the stage and provides the worker with much greater access to the entire platform.  You can’t see the dogline in this photo but you can see the bracket that the line attaches to just above the orange bucket.  An innovative option I thought I’d share with you all.

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At one time we had 10 Altrex suspended scaffolds on this job, with multi-players, at different elevations.  Below, you can see what the color will look like with the finished panels.  We will update this once it’s completed.

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Superior was proud to be a part of this skyline-changing project.  And if you should need scaffolding, scaffold, or access for any of your projects call Bob today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

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Our first musical selection today is really not music but more of an homage to what we do for our clients.  It’s also dedicated to those who want this in their personal lives.  You only live once. Find the good ones and hold on to them! (tell them you love ’em every day)

From “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

If the link gets stripped:  https://youtu.be/uAERYfeiYBc

And speaking of angels – the actual musical selection is for those people who have been lucky enough to be touched by someone other-worldly and indescribably special.

If the link gets stripped out: https://youtu.be/qgt9idKAYDw

 

 

 

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500 Walnut St., Suspended Scaffold and Canopy, Ultra-Luxury Housing

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There aren’t too many companies that can say they’ve had a hand in constructing one of the most expensive Ulra-Luxury housing buildings in Philadelphia.

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This property boasts one of the most expensive penthouses that has been sold (even before the building was completed) at almost $18 million dollars. Yes, that’s million. Wow. But I guess you get unprecedented views of the city like the Delaware River stretching up to the Betsy Ross Bridge – to South Jersey – to Independence Mall and more.

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Superior Scaffold was called to provide access to the exterior of this 26 story luxury building so crews could install the glass and do the caulking. 

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We used our standard Altrex modular suspended scaffold platforms to work with the unique levels and intricate design elements.  We had 5 swing stages on the building all working at once.

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When everything is installed and completed this structure should be a real standout among the cluster of skyscrapers in the area.

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We also provided a sidewalk overhead protection system (or canopy) for pedestrians.  It’s built using our system scaffold and one leg sits on Jersey barriers facing the automobile traffic.  We have it netted on both sides and have debris panels on top – all of which are covered in custom graphics.  If you need those to decorate up your project give us a call.

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And if you need access, scaffolding or a transport platform call Bob “The King of Swing” today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com

And today’s musical selection comes from Ian Anderson and the boys of Jethro Tull.  This is a decidedly 80’s music video.  LOL.

In case the link gets stripped:  https://youtu.be/BzJNTNR3_7U

And since I just saw The Fray last night – here’s a bonus music selection.  
In light of a recent incident that I just don’t understand.  🙁 

In case the link gets stripped: https://youtu.be/cjVQ36NhbMk

 

The GC is Intech.

 

 

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