Crews were renovating the Alison Building, in Rittenhouse Square, and discovered a piece of the parapet was falling off. The building was built in 1924 and is being revamped for 19 super high-end luxury apartments.
Superior Scaffold got the call Friday afternoon and had a crew on the scene within hours. The decision was made to install a 40’ long, double-wide canopy (sidewalk overhead protection system) the next day.
The sidewalk shed was completed using our 767 Philly frames, steel and aluminum beams, and 3 foot high debris panels. Barneys placed their placards on the panels to let customers know they were open for business.
The canopy sits at the entrance of the building where the Barnes & Noble and Barneys New York, needs to be open daily for patrons. Superior specializes in keeping businesses and sidewalks open while work goes on overhead.
Part two of this project involved extending the overhead protection an additional 40’ after inspectors noticed damage to one of the flagpoles that are anchored to the façade. We also installed an 8’X8’ stair tower and then a 20’ tall system scaffold on top of the canopy to allow crews to repair the flagpole. I will see if I can get some pictures of that.
This entire episode reminded me of the old Underdog cartoon where he was always called to save the day! Best theme song ever.
If you need someone to save the day, call Superior Scaffold. Our emergency service crews are the best in the business. Call (215) 743-2200 today or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.
They did have 2 different versions of the open.
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