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Stairway to Heaven (Hi-Load tower and Material Hoist)

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Crews install new hand-cut, Golden Jerusalem Limestone stairs at the Rodeph Shalom synagogue.

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The challenge was how to get the 25 treads, at 800 pounds each and 8 feet long, from their shipping crates set onto the staircase inside the building.

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The solution, from Superior Scaffold, came in the form of two high-load scaffold towers with an 18’ long steel beam running in between them, then incorporating a Hi Tech Patriot 1000 cable hoist to do the lifting.

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The hoist was able to travel along the steel beam to pick up the heavy stairs and then move them over to the particular position and then lower them down into place.

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Each stair was dollied inside from the exterior staging area and set down near the hoist.

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This setup was done in two stages: the first actually having one of the stair towers standing directly on the staircase to set the lower sandstone stairs and then the second stage was moved up above the staircase to set the upper stairs.

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Here you can see the crew putting the Patriot 1000 into place on the steel beam.

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The hoist would then lower the massive stairs into place where crew members would use a concrete adhesive to permanently set them.

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This incredible upgrade goes with the unique motif of the rest of Rodeph Shalom that was inspired by the great Synagogue of Florence, Italy. It is one of the only synagogues in the United States that retains the Byzantine-Moorish style.

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Each stair was hand cut from Golden Jerusalem limestone and was 5.5” high X 1’ 2” wide X 8’ 2” long and shipped from Jerusalem.

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They were staged out in this courtyard and moved inside using a dolly (come-a-long) and straps.

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The scaffolding had engineered drawings to make sure the weight calculations were correct. The general contractor was Intech and the sub was Belfi Brothers.

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Superior Scaffold was proud to be a part of this prestigious project.

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Call Pat at (215) 743-2200 for your next scaffold/scaffolding, access project – he will take care of you. You can always visit www.superiorscaffold.com

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Our material hoists are great for this type of project.

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Rodeph Shalom is a Reform congregation in Center City Philadelphia. It is welcome all who come to explore or deepen their connection to Judaism and God.

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For more information on Rodeph Shalom visit: http://rodephshalom.org/

And no post about Stairway to Heaven would be complete without:

or if you prefer a slightly different version:

 

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Breathing new life into 4601 Market St. – Negative Air Enclosures

A more appropriate title would be: Sucking Old Life Out of 4601 Market.

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Say what?

The former Provident Mutual Life Insurance campus is going to be turned into a new headquarters for the Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Health Department, and City Morgue.

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As part of the redevelopment, Superior Scaffold is providing scaffolding support for the negative air enclosures.

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Yep, you heard correctly.  Negative air enclosure – it essentially creates negative air pressure in the building while crews are doing asbestos abatement work.  The contaminated air in the building gets sucked out through these large chutes that Superior Scaffold erected (then skinned or wrapped) and down through giant filters at the bottom.

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Why?

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The contaminated or bad air is removed from the building as crews work.  Superior erected a system scaffolding out of the side of the building, down to the ground, that was then skinned to create giant air ducts or chutes.

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This was a creative way to get large sections of air out of the building through two large tunnel like structures.

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Bad air out. Good air in.  Bam.

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Call Tony P at Superior Scaffold today at 215 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com for solutions to your next project.

More on 4601 Market Street.

http://planphilly.com/eyesonthestreet/2013/12/20/what-s-going-on-at-4601-market

http://www.abatement.com/pdf/directional-airflow.pdf

 

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Two tiered scaffold platform system – Academy House lobby

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I love to see our guys get creative with a scaffolding design. Not because they want to but because the location dictates the layout.

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This multi-tiered, multilevel scaffolding in the lobby at the Academy House Condominiums was just that kind of project from the base all the way up four stories.

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Crews needed to get to up to the plaster ceiling, 4 floors up inside the entry way, as part of their new remodel. Sounds like an easy job – until you look at the contour of the atrium and the amount of access they needed.  You can see from the photos that there weren’t many right angles in there, not to mention all of the pillars, beams, staircases, recessed balconies and more.

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Superior Scaffold designed a 2 tiered system scaffold to fit into the tightest of corners. It was 50’ wide by 85’ deep and 4 stories tall.

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And to complicate the overall design there needed to be two decks (2 tiers) at two different elevations at the top for crews to reach the ceiling to complete their work.

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One 45’ long and the other 50’.

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You can see the amount of workspace we afforded crews on the 2 levels.  These photos are scaffolding and work platforms 4 stories up.  The atrium opens up to this common area in the back of the complex.

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Crews installed stair towers for access and steel decking to create these platforms on the top floors.

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There were a few intricate build maneuvers to accomplish this design. For instance, the use of some 6’ horizontal trusses supported by 6’ diagonals making a bracket extension or cantilever and then wired to the pillar to keep from moving.

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This job just goes to illustrate the creativity needed sometimes to accomplish your access challenge.

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Superior Scaffold is always up for that challenge. Call us today at (215) 743-2200 and ask for Tom or visit www.superiorscaffold.com

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I will get some photos after the job is completed to show you just what the interior of this lobby looks like.

GC – INTECH Construction

Equipment: System scaffold, scaffolding, stair towers, steel deck, horizontal truss, aluminum deck, wood plank

 

Info on Academy House Condominiums:

https://plus.google.com/115485271392432191975/about?gl=us&hl=en

http://www.thecondoshops.com/listing/the-academy-house/

 

 

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Mast Climber & Suspended Scaffold at Parkway Condos

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The luxurious Parkway condos at 2601 Pennsylvania ave., Philadelphia, PA needed to give crews access to the entire façade of their building, for repointing, masonry and window work, so they called Superior Scaffold.

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This was a perfect time for our resident Mast Climber & swing stage expert, Bob Sarkisian, to snap some photos of just what goes into erecting a mast climbing job.

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This is our heavy duty twin mast climber (MC-3615) capable of holding as much as 8,000 pounds on one work platform. The mast sections are light compared to other heavy duty climbers, only 110 lbs. easily installed by two men with no need for a crank up hoist.

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Crews remove the equipment from the truck and get the necessary pieces put together.  It is positioned near the spot where the towers will go.  Here you see the masonry guys locating a suitable anchor (wall tie-off) for the mast, directly into the building – behind the bricks.

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Each mast section is positioned and then the deck is put in place.  The deck then hoists each section of the mast to the next position where it’s placed by crew members – essentially leap frogging its way up the entire face of the building until the last section is anchored at the top.

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Then the mast climbing platform can run up and down as needed to complete the work.

 

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This is a great way for crews to get at the entire façade of the building with all of their gear, equipment and supplies.

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The other part of this job wasn’t accessible via mast climber so we used suspended scaffold instead. You can see just how nicely the Altrex modular swing stage fit into that recessed section of building.

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Working in tandem with the swing stages and mast climber crews will be able to get access to the entire façade and complete the necessary work.

If a mast climber or swing stage might work for your project call Superior Scaffold today and ask for Bob – at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

 

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Cantilever scaffolding 28 floors up at 3601 Market Street

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How would you describe working 28 floors up, protected by only your safety harness…?  I’ve seen it but luckily I don’t have to be the one assembling it. I have the utmost respect for our crew guys that do this everyday. It can get hairy “up air” so our guys have to be extra careful. Winds and elements can have a big effect on erection.

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Superior Scaffold was called in to help crews get to the steel super structure on the outside of the top of this new building construction at 3601 Market Street.

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If you look to the top right of the photo provided by the GC – Intech – you can see where our cantilever system was being installed.

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This 28-story mixed-use development will consist of ground floor retail space, five levels of parking to accommodate 201 cars, and 23 floors of residences. The 363 residential units will be a combination of studio/efficiency and one-and two-bedroom apartments. A rooftop amenity level with an outdoor pool deck is also planned.

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The initial thought was a traditional cantilever system using aluminum beams, stringers and joists like we’ve done many times before… but smarter heads prevailed and proposed this system scaffold cantilever. It’s lighter, easier to set up, and more efficient.  Crews needed to get to the outside of this super structure to skin it and finish it.  You can see in the wide shot the shiny metal structure at the top of this building.

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One of the benefits of using system scaffold is that the base structure or shape can be assembled on the existing floor and then shoved/lifted out into place, and then the other components can be added on.

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This was a U shaped design with a 220 foot long run on the 36th street side by a 40’ run or return on the Market Street side and then a 12’ run on the Filbert Street side. Each one of the decking planks also has to be tie wrapped or tie down so it won’t shift or lift in the wind.

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Some other challenges included the fact that the buck hoist (also referred to as Construction Hoist, Personnel and Material Hoist, Man-Lift, Temporary Elevator, Material Lift, Rack & Pinion Hoist,  etc) was being used all day so our crew had to wait until after hours to load in the equipment.

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If you need access to hard to reach places call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com

Some more info on this building:

This 28-story mixed-use development will consist of ground floor retail space, five levels of parking to accommodate 201 cars, and 23 floors of residences. The 363 residential units will be a combination of studio/efficiency and one- and two-bedroom apartments. A rooftop amenity level with an outdoor pool deck is also planned.

http://www.gundpartnership.com/3601-Market-Street-Philadelphia

http://www.intechconstruction.com/current.php?mode=1&id=106

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/inq-phillydeals/220822691.html

GC – Intech Construction
Sub: Component Assembly

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Suspended Scaffold & Overhead Protection Watermark Building

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The Watermark at Logan Square is a retirement community in Center City, Philadelphia providing independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care in a continuum of care. Crews were doing a mixture of façade repair, restoration, caulking, painting and patchwork.

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This was a multi-discipline set up for the Superior Scaffold Dream team. (Suspended scaffold & Frame divisions) We had to assemble an outrageous overhead protection system (canopy, sidewalk shed) at the base of the building on multiple levels so they could keep the business up and running while repairs took place overhead. And the swing stage team had to get crews access to the entire façade of the building.

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And that’s just what we did. Check out the pics.

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There were a couple of long runs of canopy frames on both sides of the building as well as a few special accommodations for the loading docks and entryways. You can see that the scaffold had to be erected around the shape of the front of the building.

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Then system scaffold was used to erect 4 towers at the loading dock to carry the long aluminum beams and canopy overhead.

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They also needed to be decked in and debris paneled so the swings could sit on top of them.

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Speaking of shapes, check out the top of the building, a very unique shape to give the top two floors more real estate and view – but massive trouble for the swing stages that needed to be hung off the sides to get to the façade for repairs and patching.

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Superior’s resident “king of swing” Bob Sarkisian designed a double-wide swing stage that would fill the gap or space in between the stages and the building so workers could get up close and personal to the façade.   It was another smart solution to a potential problem.

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The Watermark Retirement Community building never looked so good! She is back to her old glory.

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If you need scaffold, scaffolding, swings, suspended scaffold, or overhead protection give us a call today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

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Contractor: Joseph Dugan, equipment used, altrex modular swing stages, power climber PC1 motors, canopy frames, u heads, screw jacks, cross-beams, aluminum beams, joists, debris panels, lights, steel beams, system scaffold, towers

INDEPENDENT LIVING | PERSONAL CARE | MEMORY CARE | SKILLED NURSING
located at Two Franklin Town Blvd | Philadelphia, PA 19103 | 1-215-240-8915

http://www.watermarkcommunities.com/LoganSquare/

 

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Overhead protection for John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School

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In honor of 40 years of SNL (Saturday Night Live) I thought I’d post some pics of our emergency services overhead protection job at Hallahan Catholic Girl’s School.

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Superior Scaffold was called in to provide overhead protection so crews could repair pieces of the façade that were falling off.  If you look carefully, on this photo, you can see some of the damaged masonry work covered by blue plastic.

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Superior quickly erected this canopy to protect students and pedestrians coming in and around the school.  Our emergency services line is open 24 hours a day and we specialize in getting crews out to a job site and solutions in place within 8 – 12 hours.  (Tops in the industry).

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Masonry crews needed to get in there and repoint and repair some of the brick and mortar before there was more damage.  It’s quite normal on buildings this old to need an occasional touch up over time.  It was built in 1912.

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Superior provided this overhead canopy using scaffold frames.  It was 65’ long by 8’ high X 8’ wide and incorporated aluminum beams, decking, screw jacks, cross braces, U heads, and debris panels.  It also included our fabulous yellow warning banners at each end.

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Here you can see the intricate detail of the school logo that was etched into stone for this masthead.

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I didn’t notice, but I guess all around the top of the build, carved in stone, are the faces of famous Catholic women.

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And now you are finally asking what does this post have to do with the 40th anniversary special of SNL?  Well, when I saw Molly Shannon dressed as Sister Mary Catherine Gallagher it made me think of this job.

 


With Whitney Houston

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Some history on the school:

John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls High School, located at 311 N. Nineteenth Street and originally called Girls’ Catholic High School, was finished in June 1912 and opened on September 18, 1912, to 326 students. Financed by Mary E. Hallahan McMichan (1861-1925), it was renamed for her brother John W. Hallahan in 1925 in accordance with her will. Cut into the stone at the top of the building are etchings of famous women who were dedicated to Catholic life and education.


From the Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia

 

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Scaffolding & Containment Wrap for Swimwear Company remodel

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Superior Scaffold was called out to provide a system scaffold and containment wrap (enclosure) so crews could demo the front of this store and remodel it – during the winter months.   Containment wrap is great for keeping the heat in and the elements out when working in cold conditions.

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This was the old Cameo Water Wear store in Ardmore, PA specializing in swimwear and weekend wear. I can’t say if they are the ones doing the remodel or if there were actual swimsuit models in there  – sometimes we are privy to that information but not always.

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However, this scaffolding was unique, in that, we had to make a U shape out in front of the store so the crews would have room behind the containment to work. We brought the scaffold away from the building 6 feet and then down the front 43 feet and then back into the other end of the storefront 6 feet. And then crews had to position the containment wrap around the scaffolding locking it in place and keeping the elements out.

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The entire scaffold was 26 feet high. And if you look up you can see that we pitched it for the rain and snow to run off. We also installed several sections of decking (some next to the building and some out 6 feet) so crews would have access to all parts of this project.

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The before shot shows what the storefront looked like in the summer. It also shows several of our biggest obstacles on this job – the giant trees out front.

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But we delivered and installed it with aplomb, ever mindful of the landscaping.  The client installed the plywood barriers out front.

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Another successful install and delivery of a system scaffold with containment wrap and aluminum decking.  Access, protection and safety are the name of the game here. Call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 for all of your scaffold, scaffolding needs or check out our website at www.superiorscaffold.com.

 

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Scaffolding the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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A 117 foot tall stair tower inside an elevator shaft. Wow!   Here’s a cool view before the the decks went in.

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Now that’s a seriously tall stair tower. (And inside an elevator shaft no less.)
So that begs the question – Why?


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Okay – so let’s shed a little light on this subterranean scaffold soiree. You see, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is commencing on a renewal and expansion of epic proportions. And it’s designed by world renowned architect Frank Gehry (famous for the expressive sculptural forms of buildings such as the Guggenheim Museum in Spain).

This new expansion is going to utilize space that has never been used before – mainly the lower, levels and two top floor areas. Guests will be able to enter from the north (Kelly Drive) and the south (Schuylkill River) sides of the building to get to these new spaces.  In total the renovation is estimated to cost about $350 million.

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Surprisingly enough, there just happened to be an elevator shaft that was designed into the original building but was never used. So as part of their master plan, designers and contractors wanted to seal off the top two floors of the elevator shaft for new cement up there. (to expand exhibit space)

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This project is two fold, really. First, to get crews up to the top (or bottom of the new floors) to build the steel forms for the new concrete (pocketing steel beams into the shaft walls) that support the floor slabs of concrete that will be poured from above. And two, to get crews, subcontractors, contractors, and workers inside the shaft to lay in all of the mechanicals, conduit, electrical, HVAC, and new elevator rails to make this fully functional.

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Superior Scaffold came in and assembled this giant 117’ stair tower inside the elevator shaft using system scaffold.

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These shots are from beneath the Museum of Art and showed just how crews had to enter and move the equipment to the job site.

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But the cool thing is that all of this is part of the new construction design and will be utilized for art space and events. Just take a look at some of the renderings they have created to show what the final concept will look like.

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                        Illustration courtesy of PMA and Gerhy Partners

This vaulted underground walkway, long closed to the public will become a space for art and events, with entrances at the north (Kelly Drive) and south (Schuylkill River) sides of the building.

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This awesome renovation will be a massive and beautiful once it’s all complete. A total of 80,000 square feet of new public space—a 60 percent increase—is anticipated. We are excited to have been a part of this new expansion and renewal. Even Rocky Balboa would be proud to run up these steps to gain entrance.

For more information check out the links below.

http://www.philamuseum.org/exhibitions/809.html

http://www.philamuseum.org/information/294-508-397.html

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Architects:

  • Gluckman Mayner & Kelly/Maiello
  • Atkin Olshin Schade & Vitetta
  • Gehry Partners

General Contractor, GC: LF Driscoll www.lfdriscoll.com

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Superior Scaffold provides mast climber for AQ Rittenhouse construction

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The $33 million project is a redevelopment of the building at 20th and Chestnut that used to house the YWCA and will now be a 12 story, 110-unit first class luxury mixed-use multi-family apartment building with street level retail/restaurant and lower level full floor institutional tenant.

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And since this is in the heart of Center City and on a main thoroughfare – Superior Scaffold crews had to wait until the wee hours of the night to deliver and unload the equipment when there was diminished auto and pedestrian traffic. But I digress.

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The general contractor hired Superior Scaffold to provide a mast climber large enough so crews could have complete access to the entire façade of the building. Workers were installing insulation, new panels and putting finishing touches onto the outside of the structure. We brought out our heavy duty (MC-3615) for the job. It can hold as much as 8,000 pounds and the mast sections are light compared to other heavy duty climbers, only 110 lbs. It’s also easily installed by two men with no need for a crank up hoist.

The general contractor hired Superior Scaffold to provide a mast climber large enough so crews could have complete access to the entire façade of the building.  Workers were installing insulation and new panels onto the outside of the structure.  We brought out our heavy duty (MC-3615) for the job.  It can hold as much as 8,000 pounds and the mast sections are light compared to other heavy duty climbers, only 110 lbs. It’s also easily installed by two men with no need for a crank up hoist.

Here you can see the Superior Scaffold trucks delivering the mast climber to the location at night and then unloading it with the forklift. They delivered the equipment and set up the base at night. They completed the rest of the set up during daylight hours.

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Superior also installed sidewalk overhead protection (canopy) on both sides of this project. One side housed a school and the other a store that needed some protection for their customers. You can see the photo of the frame canopy in this shot.

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A mast climber is a smart solution for a building like this. It allows crews and contractors a stable platform to work from and transport their materials up and down the exterior.

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It also allows them total access to the front of the building. We even added platform extensions to the work platform, as you can see from these pics, so it gives workers a bit more space and access when up in the air.

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You can see it’s coming along nicely when compared to the illustrations from the developer (Aquinas Realty Partners).

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When complete AQ Rittenhouse will truly be a “live, work and play” building.

Enjoy this cool time lapse of the project courtesy of Clemens Construction Co.

Watch a video from CBS News here.

And you can read more about it here:

http://www.cpexecutive.com/cities/philadelphia/110-luxury-apartments-under-construction-at-2021-chestnut-street/1004094255.html

http://www.aquinasrealty.com/aqrittenhouse.php

If you are a contractor, general contractor, masonry, restoration company that needs access or scaffolding call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or check out our website www.superiorscaffold.com.  We have been providing the best equipment and customer service for over 60 years.

 

 

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