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Multiple access units at Parkway Condominium Complex, 2601 Pennsylvania Ave.

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Like many of the older buildings in Philadelphia this one needed a total masonry restoration. After years of being exposed to the elements parts of the masonry needed to be cleaned, repaired and even replaced.

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You’ve seen many of the before and after photos on our blog and it’s just truly amazing what these crews can do to revitalize and preserve an old building. Sometimes they make it look better than brand new. Joseph Dugan, Inc is one of the finest in the business and we are always proud to provide them with the equipment necessary to revitalize these older structures.

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When it opened in 1939, 2601 Parkway was a premier place to live. Archtectural Forum Magazine reported that with over 500 units, it was the third-largest apartment building in the United States and the first large residence of this scale in Philadelphia. The thirteen-story, three-tiered building featured an elegant restaurant, a beauty parlor, a florist, and other hotel amenities. It was one of the first multi-use buildings in Philadelphia.

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In order to get masonry crews safely to the entire façade of this interestingly shaped building, Superior Scaffold had to provide a combination of scaffold, suspended scaffold and mast climber units.  Let’s talk about the Fraco mast climbing units first. 

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The old building’s power grid couldn’t provide enough electricity for a standard mast climber units so estimator Tony P recommended these gas powered Fraco units instead. Not only were they wide and stable enough to handle the crew and material to do a full masonry restoration but they also came with a crane arm that allowed material to be hoisted directly onto the unit itself.  

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The suspended scaffold or swing stages were the perfect choice to get crews into the recessed areas of the façade.

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They are adaptable and easy to move around the hard to reach areas of the building.

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System scaffold was used to create an overhead protection system or canopy for the safety of everyone passing beneath – especially the occupants of the building. 

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Walkways and openings had to remain open and accessible while the restoration work went on overhead.

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We also used our system scaffold to build a platform and stair tower to access the Fraco mast climbing unit.

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It’s great to see how our estimator can address a client’s needs and provide a combination or variety of access equipment to get the job done.

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The finished building is going to look fantastic.

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If you need access or scaffolding or mast climbers or Fracos or suspended scaffold – call Tony P today at Superior Scaffold, (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

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And for today’s musical selection is to show just how far we will go for our clients.  Enjoy.

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Transport Platform at Broad and Walnut, University of the Arts

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This is one of those serendipitous situations where everything just falls into place. Our estimator, Tony P, was talking to C. Erickson & Sons about a job and they asked if we had an elevator, like a Buck Hoist, for their project at Broad and Walnut. They needed a way to get men and material in and out without using the interior elevators.

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“Well, actually we have something better,” said Superior’s Tony P. “We’ve got a TP-2500 transport platform that will let you bring personnel and material up and down without the need of a professional operator. It’s perfect for this type of multipurpose project. The rental is less than an elevator and it’s easier to install.”

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He explained how it would work, how much time and money it would save them and just like that, it was done. Up it went at 211 S. Broad St., in Center City.

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“It was an absolute job saver,” said Scott Kahan, Project Manager for Erickson. “Everything was great. It was a pleasure working with the entire Superior Scaffold team from the salesman to the installers.”

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The car on the platform itself has a modular design that allows it to be adapted to customer’s needs with a variety of car sizes and Erickson chose the largest configuration with almost 13 feet in length and the ability to hold roughly 3300 lbs of material or up to 7 people. It also has three access doors, one in the center and one on either end. The 8’ long version of this platform can carry over 5,000 lbs.

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But let’s take a minute to address a couple of unique challenges this job presented us before we even started. First, how do you fit a transport platform that’s 14 feet long on a 10-foot wide sidewalk? That was easy, turn the unit sideways. Which led us to our next big challenge.

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How do you rotate a cart, loaded with 12 foot sheets of drywall 90 degrees, 100 feet in the air to push it through a window?

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You erect two 15’ run-back platforms literally out over Walnut Street, one hundred feet in the air. That is really pretty cool.

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Originally, they only wanted it for two levels but it worked so well they recently added a third.

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Because of the architectural design elements, we used system scaffold to build out and away from the building and allowed us to deck in the levels where debris and material needed to be taken in and out. Then we mounted the transport platform directly to the building for a super secure structure.

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We also built a loading dock at the bottom with a ramp and cordoned off the sidewalk below at that busy intersection. We added an overhead protection system so the WaWa on the southeast corner could remain open for business while work went on overhead.

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We love it when a job just works. And of course there are always a few issues but at Superior we pride ourselves on being ready to solve any problem. Just ask Scott at Erickson. It was a pleasure working with him on this job and helping them bring their project in on time and on budget.

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If you need access, man/material transport platforms or anything scaffold related call Tony P today at (215) 743-2200 and he will take care of you. Or you can visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more information.

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And since this job involved the renovating floors at University of the Arts, Terra Hall, today’s musical number is fitting.

A little more about the job: University of the Arts

3½ floors of Terra Hall at Broad and Walnut are currently being renovated with a $1 million recording studio and space to accommodate music school functions.

 

 

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Superior Scaffold tackles difficult Christiana Hospital Expansion in Newark, DE

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Anyone who has been through an injury or watched a loved one struggle through a disease knows the incredible patience, love and support everyone must have. And this is especially true when trying to diagnose and treat someone. It takes patience as doctors experiment with treatments they have used in the past and patients see how their bodies react to those medications or modalities.

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Hospitals are an interesting mix of emotions for me. You see I’ve spent a fair amount of time in them. On one hand you have the very western medicine approach to saving, preserving, longing a life or repairing a body – albeit sometimes in a very clinically carbon copy, practicing medicine approach but at the same time you have these amazingly smart doctors and nurses who, when pushed, all want the same thing: a cure, a solution, a better way to help their patients.

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I think that like all of us we can settle into a routine and just do our job without searching out the best alternative, the best methodology for the patient. And thus we get what I call repetitive or insane healthcare where the cookie cutter solution doesn’t work (for everyone). So every now and then someone needs to come shake the box, turn it upside-down, inside out, rip it apart to get everyone to rethink the obvious, then and only then can real change happen. Actually listening to the patient is key. And if that person is tuned into their body they will help give the doctor the solution that is optimal for them.

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In essence, this is what we offer our clients. We aren’t saving lives like doctors or actors (for Guy – ha) but we do keep people alive when we erect scaffold projects that have hundreds of people, trades, and equipment on them. They have to meet the strictest safety guidelines to protect everyone on the job.

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And just like a doctor seeing a patient – we have to look at each job individually and come up with the best solution for our client (patient). If you were to look at this job on the outside it might appear standard fair but that’s not the case. You can see how awesome it looks with our red frame scaffold… But why use that and not the standard system scaffold?

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And digging deeper would also reveal the massive challenge on this job…

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That’s the elaborate shoring system below the surface that is holding up the weight of the entire scaffold above.

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When Christiana Hospital in Newark, DE decided to expand their South wing they called on trusted masonry experts, Joseph Rizzo & Sons. But Mark Rizzo, being a good production manager, took one look at this patient and realized that it was a little out of their normal scope – so he called Tony P at Superior Scaffold for assistance.

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Superior had to design and build a heavy duty, elaborate shoring system below the main level to hold the load of the entire frame scaffold, all the equipment and crews above it.

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Mark Rizzo, Tony P, and the engineers at Alternate Design Solutions put their heads together and came up with an answer. They took long steel beams and spanned the structural steel of the building so the entire load above would be dissipated through the columns of the building and not the roof below. They then used hi-load shoring frames to add support to the beams. It’s really quite an engineering feat.

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It allowed crews to load men and material onto multiple levels of scaffold at the same time while also giving them complete access to the entire façade. This in turn saved time and money for the GC and the hospital.

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They also realized that frames were the perfect solution because the base was really flat and the height of each deck level worked perfectly to give crews access to every inch of the façade. They erected a 300’ long X 90’ high X 5’ wide frame scaffold that was decked in at every level. It also included a 2000 pound material hoist and 3 stair towers so crews could get access from the sides or center.

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The second biggest challenge was the scheduling and timing for everything to happen. Like a good doctor we listened to the patient, anticipated their needs and took action to get the job erected on-time and within budget.

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So remember, when you need access to a what might seem like an easy job call the experts at Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 and they will come out and turn the box upside down and inside out and give you the best solution for the project. For more information you can also visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

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And today’s musical selection actually started the ball rolling on this article. It’s The Patient, by Tool.

And then the boss added another dimension with Parabola. Enjoy both.

 

 

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Scaffolding Firestone Library Lobby, Princeton University, NJ

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We have been all over the exterior of the Firestone Library, on the Princeton campus, doing renovations so this time I thought I’d take you inside.

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Just like our work on the outside, Superior Scaffold was brought in by GC, Massimino Building Corp. to give access to the entire ceiling area at the entrance of the library.

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Crews needed to demo the old ceiling to replace and upgrade ductwork directly above the entryway and lobby.

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The biggest challenge was that the ceiling encompassed the entire entrance/exit of the library and it had to remain open for students the entire time work was being done.

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The other challenge was that our work deck also needed to be outside of the entryway with as few legs as a possible so people could get through the doors easily.

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How did our guys accomplish this? By erecting a work deck in two sections roughly 40’ wide by 56’ long with long trusses spread between system scaffold legs to distribute the weight.

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This allowed the legs to be put strategically for the least bit of interference with pedestrian traffic.

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The work deck was skip plank and plywood and allowed crews to get to every inch of the ceiling for work.

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Here you can see the new ceiling going up. It’s a super sturdy and enclosed work space.

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We are proud of the work we’ve done in and around the Firestone Library and for Princeton University. This was another job that went off on time and on budget. If you are in the area, I urge you to stop by and check out this historic building. It’s really quite something to see.

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And as always, if you need access, scaffolding, scaffold call Tommy at 215 743-2200 today and he’ll educate you on the possibilities. Or log on to www.superiorscaffold.com to see more work.

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And I couldn’t resist today’s musical number. It’s from Animal House and has more to do with college than a library but it’s classic.

And since we are talking about a library – how about this classic clip from Star Trek.

 

 

 

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The Pavilion, Penn Medicine, Multiple Stair Towers

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This is one of those jobs where I can let the pictures do the talking. It’s a giant project and just seeing the scope is inspiring. The Pavilion will be a new hospital facility that will house 500 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms in a 1.5 million square foot, 17-story facility. I’ll  include the finished rendering so you can see what it’s going look like.

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I will say that we have had 8 – yes – 8 stair towers in this massive hole over the past year in various locations and we will be erecting the 9th this week.

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Several have been in the 30-40 foot tall range and several have been in the 50-60 foot range.

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And of course these system scaffold stair towers are to provide crews access all around the construction site.

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We also built the giant loading dock in the back of the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology – and you can see it now that the earth has been cleared from beneath it.

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We were driving our material down a ramp to get close to the specific locations but now it has to be craned in.

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We are proud to be a part of this huge job. It’s going to look fantastic once it’s finished. It’s cool going back to see the progress. You can read about the demolition here.

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

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And here’s what the finished building will look like.

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Oh, and you knew I had to pull this one out… Ha.

GC: LF Driscoll

Sub: JPC Group

 

 

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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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New Construction, The Alexander, 1601 Vine St. 14 swing stages!

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New building construction.  That’s not something you see us writing about at Superior Scaffold.  We tend to show you the work we do renovating the classic old buildings.  But we actually do quite a bit of new building construction.  I just tend to focus on the old architecture because they make really pretty pictures.  Ha.  Don’t tell my boss.

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But when the guys at Armor Masonry brought us along for this job we thought it was a great opportunity to showcase some really complicated work on the Alexander – a new 32-story residential tower located on the North side of Center City.

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It’s hard to tell from the pictures but we had a total of 14 suspended scaffolds hanging on this job covering the entire façade.

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Armor had a super tight schedule working with multiple trades and we were happy to provide the swing stages to help them meet the deadline.  The main focus was to provide crews access to caulk all the windows, doors and joints of the precast panels.

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I like the fact that you can see the progress from these photos.  Armor’s Gene Rose said, “There were several obstacles during this project. The main one being time constraints. The building needed to be watertight so the interior finishes could remain on schedule.”

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The solution was two mobilizations: The first from the 18th floor.  Installing the top rigging out of the window openings and caulking from 18 down utilizing 14 swings.  The 2nd mobilization was from the 35th floor and several lower offset roofs and balconies down to the 18th.

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The deadline was met even while working with and coordinating swing moves with National Glass and Universal Precast.

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Everyone was thrilled with the work and the fact that the tight timeline was met.

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So the next time you think about access, on any type of building, new or old, think Superior Scaffold!  For information call (215) 743-2200 and ask for Bob, “The King of Swing” or visit www.superiorscaffold.com today.

And for our musical selection today – I’m feeling a tad nostalgic…

GC: LF Driscoll

A little more about the Alexander (from their website).

The Alexander features luxurious homes with unique configurations and unmatched amenities, all in a smoke-free environment. Enjoy upscale urban living from the rooftop deck, the lavish courtyard or by simply letting our on-site concierge assist with making your everyday a little more extraordinary. Live in a walkable, pet-friendly residential neighborhood near museums and parks. Classic, warm, and inviting – find your future at The Alexander.

 

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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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Forrest Theatre restoration makes the pages of Construction Today Magazine!

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There comes a time in every man’s life when they reach the pinnacle of their career and this is it for Superior Scaffold‘s very own estimator, Pat McAndrew.

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The good people at the GBCA and Construction Today Magazine have published an article about one of  his jobs!  Admittedly, this is one really cool project.  We’ve got scaffolding 5 stories high inside the Forrest Theater erected around the audience seats.  We provided the painting and restoration crews with a work deck to access the entire perimeter and the ceiling.

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We also provided scaffold and access in the attic – above the plaster ceiling that hangs precariously above the audience.  Click on any of the pics above to be taken to a fascinating read and some awesome photos.  Or click here.  

Pat really did a great job on this.  Thank you Construction Today for making a man in his prime feel like he now needs to retire and collect junk professionally.  McAndrew and Son.

And in honor of Pat’s publishing success we have this musical number.

If the link gets stripped:https://youtu.be/yIJFV54kAls

And if you need scaffold, scaffolding, access or want to put Pat back to work call Superior Scaffold today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.

 

 

 

 

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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.

If the link get’s stripped:  https://youtu.be/7xPFJGbmXd4

 

 

 

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