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Superior Scaffold is on the cover of the latest issue of Scaffold & Access Magazine!

Superior Scaffold is proud to be on the cover of the latest issue of Scaffold & Access Magazine! And there's a beautiful centerfold in the middle! The article is about our scaffold and shoring work on the Divine Lorraine Hotel renovation. There are some awesome photos showing just how complicated this job was.  Click on any of the images to see the article in its full resolution. A great big shout out to Miss Cathee and the crew at SA Magazine and the SAIA for the incredible work they do! And if you need scaffolding, scaffold, or access on any project call Tom at (215) 743-2200...

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Let it go. My Self-Awareness lesson.

So, it happened again.  Yep.  And this time I got mad and thought I’d write about it.  And the worst part is it affects YOU.  Yes, YOU the viewer/reader of this blog because it involves some of the most incredible jobs you will NEVER get to see.  That’s right – NEVER get to see. This is for all of you who have tasted glory and held it in your hands, only to have it snatched from your grasp by some evil creature with nasty talons.  I am not going to name names here but there have been several in the last...

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Swinging from the rafters at the Forrest Theater, Philadelphia, PA.

These are the jobs that make my life fun!  Who gets to climb above the illustrious plaster dome of the Forrest Theater, 5 stories above the audience seating area?  Superior Scaffold does!  And a little later, I'll show you just what our guys had to go through to get a job like this done. This is all part of the massive renovation the Forrest Theater underwent.  We also erected a giant scaffold to get crews to the underside of the ceiling.  You can read about it here.  I took most of these photos while the job was still being built. The plaster...

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Just doin’ our job. Sidewalk Overhead Protection, Westbury Apartments, Philadelphia, PA

So you find yourself walking through the city or maybe you are just driving around searching for the latest, greatest restaurant or fortune teller to make your night or day that much more spectacular. Because isn’t that what life is all about?  For living!  When was the last time you had your fortune read?  Or are you like me and want to make your own way and not let anyone dictate just what your reality might be. Either way, it’s your life.  You choose.  You are doing it!  What does this have to do with scaffolding and overhead protection?  Well, little did you know...

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Down in a hole – Penn Tower Walkway and Overhead Protection

Superior Scaffold installed a 200 foot long walkway/loading dock with overhead protection right next to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology building.  It is adjacent to the massive hole where the old Penn Tower used to sit. It serves a dual purpose; giving access to the loading docks of the museum and also providing a way in to the new structure coming out of the ground.  We erected a bridge column canopy or overhead protection system. The GC laid down the pilings and structural steel foundation for us to build upon.  We put our aluminum beams down and then decked...

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Pulling back the curtain for opening night. Restoring the Forrest Theater.

The Forrest Theater is a beautiful, classic, playhouse built in 1928 and located at 1114 Walnut Street in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Built at a cost of $2,000,000 it was one of architect Herbert J. Krapps more elaborate theaters. The interior is intricately decorated with gilt detailing (silver gilded with gold) and silk fabrics.  And that’s exactly why Superior Scaffold was brought in.  We provided the painting and restoration crews access to the entire perimeter of the theater, including the walls, ceiling and all surfaces, so they could restore it to it's former glory. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="58" exclusions="545" sortorder="546,544,549,547,543,542,550,548,545" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="1" thumbnail_width="200" thumbnail_height="200" thumbnail_crop="1" images_per_page="9" number_of_columns="3" ajax_pagination="0" show_all_in_lightbox="1" use_imagebrowser_effect="0"...

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Superior is featured in Scaffold & Access Magazine!

Scaffold & Access Magazine's latest issue features an article exploring the dynamics of working with family in the scaffold industry. Superior Scaffold is honored to be one of 3 companies featured. You can read the article here or click on the photos below. Look at a young Albert!  The physical similarities to our CEO, his son, Guy are staggering.  It's from Albert's original vision that Guy was able to continue to grow and build Superior into the customer-centric, quick responsive, scaffold company that it is today. A big shout out to Miss Cathee at Scaffold & Acess Magazine for her work on the article and featuring us.  And...

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4601 Market Street (Phase 2 – Scaffolding) Access

We are back for phase two of the renovation process.  This time around we are providing restoration crews access to the top portion of the building, including the 7 foot long wind vane ship.  Yes, incredibly, that IS a giant wind vane. I wish I could have gotten a close up shot of that old ship but as you can see the scaffold crew was just erecting the base portion when I got there. Look at the corrosion that has built up over the years on the dome and the ship.  Those will be brought back to their former glory.  We’ve blogged...

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