Canopy

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The Philadelphian Suspended Scaffold & Canopy

This is a giant job at The Philadelphian, a luxury condominium building located (2401 Pennsylvania Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130) just off the Benjamin Franklin Parkway directly across from the Philadelphia Museum of Art.Superior Scaffold provided restoration crews, from Joseph Dugan, with swing stages (suspended scaffold) necessary to get them all over the exterior of the building.  They were doing masonry repair, metal cleaning, balcony repair and railing revitalization.Those of you who know me (KT, GB, PM) all know what a jib-jabber I can be but I really think today I'm just going to let the pictures do the talking.Oh...

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1760 Market – Swings and Canopy for window work

This office building between Rittenhouse Square and the new Comcast tower at 18th and Market is getting some window work done.Superior Scaffold provided the overhead protection system that runs down 18th and Market Street side of the building.  It’s a beautiful creation of system scaffold, steel and aluminum beams, topped with debris panels.  And it’s all for the protection of the many pedestrians that travel through that area daily.Superior also provided Premier Building Restoration crews with the Altrex swing stages (suspended scaffold) that allowed them to do the window caulking on both sides of the building.The building is getting a...

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Emergency Scaffolding – Why you need Overhead Protection!

I wanted to show this job because it’s very important to see why we erect overhead protection systems.Our emergency services team was called out to install this canopy around the entire perimeter of the building. Engineers and inspectors had seen that the façade was actually pulling away from the structure and wanted this sidewalk shed put into place while they booked crews for the repair work.It’s a good thing they called us. Because a few days after we installed it, there was a storm with pretty high winds and it actually blew sections of the façade off of the building...

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Bridge over troubled Water or Water under troubled bridge – Swings and Canopy

Okay, I know I’m reaching but that’s the way I do things around here. You see, the water or “crick” as my salesman pal, Patrick "Laddy" McAndrew, calls it is just fine as are the bike, walking and horse paths.  It’s the Walnut Lane Bridge in Philadelphia, PA that’s in a bit of trouble. I mean, heck, wouldn’t we all be at that age? Completed in 1908 that would put our gorgeous work of art at 108 years old and probably in need of a facelift. So that’s what they are doing, giving the old girl a facelift. And you have...

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Step right up. Step right up. You won’t believe your eyes…

This is a unique one. Take a close look at the photo.  What do you see?This classic looking building was built in 1830. Or was it? Wait. The façade of the building, known as the Pennsylvania Building (Pennsylvania Fire Insurance Company), was built in 1830 but the actual building was demolished in 1971 and the façade was preserved as a screen in front of the newer office building.But that’s not all folks. Step right up and tell me what else you notice about this building?  Got it?Look at the address. 508-10 Walnut St., crazy – it takes up two spaces...

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All the World’s a Stage – St. James at Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA

All the world’s a stage at the St. James in Washington Square, PA. At one time Superior Scaffold had 8 suspended scaffolds (swing stages) on the exterior of this 45 story high-rise.This good looking apartment complex sits along Walnut St. and W. Washington Square and is the 12th tallest building in Philadelphia.  With it's massive glass windows it has great views of the entire city.Using our Altrex modular staging with BisoMac 210 and PC1 hoists we got crews access to all levels of the exterior for concrete patch work and repainting.If you look carefully, you will see that the first...

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The art of scaffolding at the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA)

 What a great looking building this is, smack dab in the middle of downtown. This is the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts. It’s a historic Victorian museum and Art school (offering 19th & 20th century American works). I would have loved to enter that place everyday to learn. Incidentally, it’s the first and oldest art museum and school in the United States.I’m going to put a link to some pics from their website to show you just how cool the structure is beneath our scaffolding.  Check out the giant paintbrush just to the right. I love it.Okay, enough about the...

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Jacob’s Ladder – Superior Scaffold’s material moving hoist system.

Now, we all know that the biblical version of Jacob’s Ladder is the bridge between earth and heaven as dreamt by Jacob and described in the Book of Genesis. The significance of that ladder was obviously greater than our version of Jacobs Ladder. But our ladder, if you will, or hoist at Jacobs Music (in Center City, Philadelphia, PA) moves heavy material from the earth skyward to its position on the façade of this structure and even to the roof of the building.Using a Patriot 1000 material hoist rigged atop of system scaffold at the top of our canopy and...

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Scaffolding is our baby – 500 Walnut, Philadelphia, PA

We don’t just broadcast the giant jobs around here. They all have a very important place in our heart, like our children. We’ve designed them, traveled with them, built them, and then put them out into the world where they must stand alone.I thought I’d put this up because we normally show you a canopy or overhead protection system that is at the base of a building protecting pedestrians from the work going on overhead.But this is a little different. It’s a canopy at a new construction site. And it’s not on the sidewalk but in the street. And because...

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Emergency Services to the rescue at 1805 Walnut St.

Crews were renovating the Alison Building, in Rittenhouse Square, and discovered a piece of the parapet was falling off.  The building was built in 1924 and is being revamped for 19 super high-end luxury apartments. Superior Scaffold got the call Friday afternoon and had a crew on the scene within hours. The decision was made to install a 40’ long, double-wide canopy (sidewalk overhead protection system) the next day.   The sidewalk shed was completed using our 767 Philly frames, steel and aluminum beams, and 3 foot high debris panels.  Barneys placed their placards on the panels to let customers know they were...

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