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Superior Scaffold helps expand network gateway for US and Europe

Yes, you heard correctly. Superior Scaffold is an integral part linking domestic network carriers and fiber routes on the east coast and also several transatlantic submarine cable systems.

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Wait, we are just a scaffolding company – right?  No, we are much more than that – we are now a carrier neutral international conduit for all things network and colo in the high tech world – a fancy way of saying that we are a scaffolding company to the stars. What we really are is a company that makes these connections possible by providing scaffolding that allows crews to install new fiber, electrical, HVAC etc to companies that actually make those connections.

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I’ll be honest, I’d never heard the term “Carrier Hotel”. I first assumed it was an illegal operation for drug mules and international espionage types – but further research revealed that a “Carrier Hotel” is the term used by telephone networks for the place to house their highly sensitive, expensive telephony/computer equipment. In computer terms it would be called a colocation facility or Colo (data center) where data communications media converges and is interconnected.  It’s not a hotel in normal terms but a hotel where companies rent rooms for their gear (offsite of their location) to make connections all over the world.

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401 North Broad was originally constructed in 1931. The property was redeveloped into a major carrier neutral facility between New York and Virginia and serves as a major hub for traffic, as well as an interconnection point between carriers service providers and enterprise customers.  The building is also a gateway to long haul fiber in the region and offers direct access fiber routes to Europe.  New owners are doing a massive expansion and capital improvement to the tune of $70million.

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What we did is provide the system scaffold framework, as part of their $70 million improvement, so crews could install steam lines and electrical conduit from the upper rooftop down to the lower roof – along the wall where you see our scaffold. Our crews initially erected the 14’ long X 3’ wide X 90’ tall scaffolding from the 5th floor up 90 feet to the roof.  We also decked it every 6′ 6”, as you can see from these pics, to allow access all the way up the walls.

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Then the client needed us to install top rigging so crews would have a way to hoist the heavy pipe and conduit up so they could drop them into their chases (brackets).

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The biggest challenge for us was the circuitous route our guys had to take loading in the equipment and getting up to the lower roof.

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So you see we really are a networking connectivity company – connecting our clients with top notch solutions and results.

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So if you need to be connected with a live human that can provide solutions for your job or project – call (215) 743-2200 today and ask for Pat. He’s our resident networking guru. Or log onto www.superiorscaffold.com and look around. We have something for everyone.

You can read more about the expansion here:

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2014/03/06/new-owners-philadelphia-carrier-hotel-401-north-broad/

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/New-owner-pledges-70M-to-401-N-Broad-telecom-upgrade.html

 

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Shoring & Scaffolding at Forever 21

An appropriate title for this post would be “Shoring Exposed” – because that’s exactly what we are going to do here.  It’s not often that we get to show a complicated shoring job because they are usually buried deep in some dark nasty place but this one had just enough light to show the details.

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There were 2 phases of this job – the shoring and the scaffolding.  Let’s start with the shoring first.

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Forever 21 is building out their new location on Chestnut street and decided to enlarge the entranceway and windows on the first few levels.  Look at how their neighbor Sephora did it. They want theirs to look similar with lots of light coming in the front of the store.

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Initially the people at Forever 21 needed scaffold out front for the work on the façade. But once it was up they realized the amount of shoring required and asked if there was there anyway we could add shoring without removing the scaffolding.  So we came up with a solution where we only had to take the the decking off and remove some frames to get the shoring into place.

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The shoring was needed to support 2’ thick brick walls, steel and concrete 5 stories tall!  This is a great job to show as an illustration because we have so many different pieces of equipment on the scene.  We have everything from hi-load frames, steel beams, aluminum beams, kip shores, screw jacks, shoring heads, adjusting screws, etc.  

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On the first floor, there was an existing steel beam we had to work up and around by stacking post shores onto the high load frames.

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Here is a shot outside where you can actually see the steel beams popping out from the 3rd floor.

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Crews had to work around the existing standard frames with high load shoring frames to pickup the steel beams on the outside. And since the scaffold went up before the shoring it was tricky.

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Here you can see crews widening an entranceway.

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We had to carry the entire building load down to the second floor then down to the 1st floor.

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Here are 6” steel beams rated at 12 lbs per lineal foot that were placed 4 side-by-side at 28” centers on the third floor.

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Part 2 is the scaffolding.  Let’s start with what was required inside to support the crews.  We erected a system scaffold on the first level to get crews up the second floor ceiling above the escalator for demo work and for new mechanicals (electrical, HVAC, lighting, etc.).

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You can see where we continued the system scaffold all the way up to the ceiling on the second floor giving crews safe access above the escalator.

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This is a view from the second floor looking down the escalator to the shoring at the front of the store.

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The job initially started out front using regular J frames – 5’ wide X 6’6” high.  These are a quick and easy alternative to system scaffold when the ground is very level and you aren’t going up too many floors.

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Crews then decked the top 3 levels and added debris netting.

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The client asked for 16′ high wood panels out front to help block the view of the work being done inside – so we gladly obliged.

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One challenge: the scaffolding for the sidewalk out front was done at night.   Crews waited for vehicular and pedestrian traffic to subside and then they went to work.

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In the end, the customer got exactly what they needed and we got another satisfied client.  We are all about scaffold solutions and customer service.  If you have a job requiring scaffolding or shoring call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or check out our website at www.superiorscaffold.com today!

 

 

 

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Superior is on the cover of Scaffold & Access Magazine!

SA Magazine Nov - Dec 2014 cover lg Lindsay Minard and the people over at the SAIA (Scaffold & Access Industry Association) did a great job featuring Superior Scaffold on the cover of their latest issue. scaffolding, scaffold, rental, rents, rent, suspended, swing, stage, staging, stages, pa, ny, nj, de, md, philly, shoring, 215 743-2200 The article inside is about our suspended scaffold department and their involvement on the new Penn Presbyterian Medical center building. Great job everyone! Click the photo above or here to read the entire article.     #scaffolding#scaffold#rental#rent#superiorscaffold#restoration#inspection #contstruction#facade#masonry#canopy#protection#howto#erection#install #emergencyservices#masonry#suspendedscaffold#mastclimber#workplatform #canopy#philly#philadelphia#pa#electrical#2157432200#pa#de#nj#ny#md #rents#sales#design#erection#dismantle#deliver#swingstaging#swings#stages #shoring#USA#nationwide#national  


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Superior Scaffold hangs a whopper of a job at Seneca Niagara Casino, Niagara Falls, NY

This is a monstor of a job.  We promised some photos and since we, at Superior Scaffold, keep our promises – here they are.

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It’s hard to believe that this all hangs 40 feet ABOVE the entire gaming room floor while people are hustling and bustling about underneath.

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They sit above the interior that is the size of 2 full length football fields.

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These wings or fingers are 300 and 400 feet long!

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What this project entails is getting crews up underneath the ceiling while the casino remains open for business as usual so they can get the new HVAC and mechanicals installed.

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The solution came in the form of what is called a multi-point suspended scaffold.  It’s not only wide, but stable enough to hold equipment, rolling towers, HVAC piping, etc.

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These giant work platforms actually hang from chains from the arched trusses at the ceiling.  It’s netted in so nothing can fall off of the sides and its sturdy enough to support just about anything you can put onto it.

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We’ve done these before (see blog on Hanging bridge platform) but never at this scale.

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The ceiling has giant arches which of course curve and give different elevations along that curve.  So the challenge for our crews was to get the lengths of chains correct over the entire spans of this platform while they were assembling them to keep the platform perfectly level.

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The segments had to hang at different elevations from the trusses to accommodate the particular ducting and venting going on up there.  Some lengths would be 20 feet while others would be 10 and so forth.  But once our guys go the proper lengths in place the platform was installed, level and sturdy.

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Here is a video so you can see in real time what these platforms look like.

There aren’t many comapanies that can or will undertake an immense job like this.  Our star estimator, Anthony Pini, made it his personal mission to come up with solutions to solve this engineering problem – and his team succeeded without incident.

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The new HVAC and mechanicals are installed and everyone at the Seneca Niagara Casini can literally breathe easier!

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Call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 for solutions to your unique scaffolding project.  Ask for Tom Cruise, AKA Tony Pini.


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Amtrak rides the Superior Scaffold rails around the entire building

Superior Scaffold is proud to be providing scaffolding support for Amtrak’s renovation of their 30th St. Station in downtown Philadelphia.  The historic building that opened in 1933 will get a much needed facelift.  It’s an incredible looking structure and can you just imagine what it’s going to be like when it’s finished?  Wow…

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Amtrak wants to make the neoclassical 30th Street Station a more welcoming gateway to West Philadelphia and Center City.  The 30th Street Station handles 120 Amtrak trains, 960 SEPTA trains, and 26 NJ Transit trains each weekday. More than four million Amtrak passengers went through the station last year.

Superior’s first order of business was to erect canopies and sidewalk protection around the entire building – and that’s a good sized building.  The station is a hustling, bustling metropolis all of its own with cars, buses, and lots of people all the time.   Those are just some of the challenges faced when erecting scaffolding around a busy building like this.  For that reason, most of the work was done at night as pedestrian and vehicle traffic was diminished.

I love this part of the description because we actually get to see BEFORE and AFTER shots of the scaffolding (something we don’t always get).  But this gives you an insider’s look at just what goes into scaffolding an historic building like this.  It also lets us see some the challenges crews face.

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The jersey barriers on each side were quite the problem.  Superior had to scaffold around all the physical obstacles, lamp posts, bollards, parking meters, taxi cabs, pedestrians.

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All of 30th Street Station is hollow underneath so Amtrak required Superior to build canopies on top of barriers to distribute weight load.

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This was done so scaffolding can be installed on top of the canopy to do facade restoration.

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Amtrak even specified the type and color of paint…a beautiful soft green. Customizing the look and color of a canopy is an option that many of our clients choose.

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This is going to be an 8 – 10 year project.

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Superior had to construct overhead protection at different elevations for buses, cars and pedestrians.

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The biggest challenge was finding jersey barriers with one flat side as Amtrak mandated.

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Fortunately Rob Buckley from Buckley Construction had what the doctor ordered.  177 – 12′ barriers.

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Next challenge was setting them in place. We used a lull and a unique clamp made just for lifting the barriers.

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We also had to cut many of them to fit into Amtrak’s layout (parking meters, doors, etc.) It’s not easy cutting concrete barriers!

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Some shots to give you an idea of the scope of work with the canopies and overhead protection.

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After.

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Some of the detailed work that goes into doing an extensive job like this.

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These structures are just the first phase in an extensive renovation.  They have to be strong enough to support additional scaffoling when they start renovating the facade of the building.

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Superior provides scaffolding for renovations, inspections, new construction – just about any type of project.

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Give us a call today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

 


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Triple the action for Superior Scaffold at the Old Dublin Pike Bridge in Doylestown, PA.

The stone arch bridge was originally constructed back in 1875 and then rehabbed in 1947.  So it was time for a reconditioning – seems that this old bridge still has over 5,000 cars travel over her every day in Doylestown, PA.  Crews needed a way to support the structure and to get into the arches to repair the stones and masonry while keeping the road open above.

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This was the challenge for Superior Scaffold.

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First order of business was diverting the river through two of the arches so one could be fairly dry while the scaffolding was erected.  Then, once that was built, the water had to be diverted again so the second, and then third arch could be constructed.

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The next challenge was how to best shore up the arches so work could be completed but also support enough weight for heavy machinery traveling the road over head.  Superior engineer Bob Robinson decided on 20k scaffold frames to hold up the shoring beams and wood supports.  It allowed the road to remain open for business while construction crews completed the work below.

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It’s a unique way to solve the problem and keep a major thoroughfare open.

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The job went off without a hitch and the mighty river is flowing once again and cars are happily traveling over the old bridge in Buck County.

Call Superior Scaffold at 215 743-2200 or go to www.superiorscaffold.com for all of your scaffolding and shoring needs.


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Superior Scaffold and the historical Bausman Memorial United Church of Christ

This neat old church at 1064 Penn Ave, in Wyomissing, PA, that began its life in 1909, needed some repairs to the high vaulted plaster ceilings – so they called Superior Scaffold.

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Photo courtesy of Ed Reneger

Superior is known for its skill working with historical buildings and the care it takes around one of a kind artifacts and structures.  This was no different.  We had to construct some cool system scaffolding up, over and around pews, alters, and priceless objects at Bausman Memorial United Church of Christ

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The ceiling was divided into sections with flying buttresses, so the layout had to be spot on accurate.

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We used system scaffold with joists and plank to not only get to the hard to reach places but to also build a solid platform or dancefloor for the workers.

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The steep, sloped, plaster ceilings had new sheetrock added over the old plaster, and then they were textured and painted.

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This gave the old girl the dress up she needed for the next 100 years.

We were proud to bring our skills and experience working with historic buildings to Bausman Memorial United Church of Chris.

Here are some articles detailing Superior Scaffold’s work with historic buildings:

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Independence Hall
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Our Lady of Lourdes

A little history on this church.

Bausman Memorial United Church of Christ is part of a denomination which is a merger of the Evangelical and Reformed Church and the General Council of the Congregational Christian Churches of the United States.

Construction of a small church began in 1909 and it was dedicated in 1911. As the congregation grew, members decided to complete the church building with an addition begun in 1922. The completed building was dedicated in 1924.

1064 Penn Ave  Wyomissing, PA 19610
(610) 375-9790

Bausman Memorial United Church of Christ is a church of diverse learners seeking answers to life’s questions based on the teachings of Christ. We nurture each other with respect, share with each other as family, and engage God and others in worship, music, study and in service. Every Sunday we offer Church School programs for all ages at 9:00 a.m. and gather for worship at 10:15 a.m.

http://www.bausmanucc.org/tp40/Default.asp?ID=278557

http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=153612


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Univeristy of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology completes phase 2 of $15 Million renovation

The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology | Penn Logo
at 3260 South Street | Philadelphia, PA 19104 | (215) 898-4000 has just completed
phase 2 of it’s extensive renovations.

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Widener Lecture Hall now looks like this after a complete restoration – thanks to the many craftsman and companies that took part – including us – Superior Scaffold.

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The completion of the Widener Lecture Hall marks the end of the second phase of the Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology’s $15 million renovations of its west wing, which began in 2010.

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This is what it looked like when Superior was brought in to provide scaffolding support so crews could get to the arched ceiling for mechanicals, electric, HVAC, sprinklers, and more.  The challenge was to get workers to the hard to reach areas while allowing the ground below to remain open for access.

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Superior used system scaffold towers connected with trusses up top to free up space for other trades below.  Everything was decked in high above the ground to make a safe working platform.

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The new space got air conditioning for the first time in its history, as well as new windows, lighting, and a state of the art audio visual system.

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Built originally as a lecture hall in 1899, Widener Lecture Hall has most recently been used for woodshop exhibitions.

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The first phase of the renovations of the west wing of the Museum was the renovation of the second and third floor galleries.
Following the completion of the Widener Lecture Hall, the third phase of the project will be the renovation of the conservation labs and teaching labs, which are on the first floor of the building.

For more information check out these sites:

http://www.penn.museum/

http://www.thedp.com/article/2013/05/penn-museum-completes-phase-two-of-renovations

http://www.penn.museum/press-releases/610-penn-museum-begins-a-major-renovation-including-climate-control-of-its-west-wing.html

http://www.penn.museum/upcoming-exhibits/111-support/capital-campaign/840-building-renovations-project.html

For all of your scaffold / scaffolding needs call Superior Scaffold (215) 743-2200


Changing ceiling tiles is MMM MMM good at Campbell’s Soup Headquarters.

This is one of those, once in a lifetime, cool jobs that you just have to brag about.  Superior Scaffold was called out to the Campbell’s Soup Worldwide Headquarters in Camden, NJ to rig a special scaffolding in the boardroom.

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This is the same boardroom where one of  the original Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Can paintings lives.
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And even cooler was the job.  We had to come up with system to allow crews to change the ceiling tiles over the handmade wood table that resides in the boardroom.  Sounds simple, right?  Not really.  The table is 8 feet wide by 30 feet long and could not be moved.  It was hand picked by the Dorrance family (heir to the Campbell fortune) and cost over $100,000.

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Needless to say, they needed a company with a history of preserving priceless artifacts to erect scaffolding around this table without causing any damage.

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The table was first protected with poly, then foam, and then plywood as a precaution.

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Superior built scaffold over and around the table using 2 foot wide X 34’ long towers on either side and then connected them with 10’ trusses.  This made a solid platform.  “Then we decked it in solid – so the crews would have a nice safe place to work,” said Superior estimator, Pat McAndrew.

They decided to install long life light bulbs while they were up there.

The job came off without a hitch and the Warhol is back presiding over the elegant table (with new lighting and ceiling tiles in place).

And just for fun – I couldn’t resist:

http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/