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Suspended scaffold, canopy and more at 510 N. Broad

From a hole in the ground to a new mixed use apartment complex.  LVL North, at 510 N Broad, offers an artful blend of stylish apartments and luxury living.  At least that’s what their website says. No matter how you say it, this complex situated in Philadelphia’s “avenue of the arts” neighborhood will certainly create some buzz when it’s completed. Superior Scaffold was called in early on this project by GC, Clemens Construction, to give access support along the way.  We started with a stair town in the hole when they broke ground and then erected a canopy/overhead protection system all the...

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Superior Scaffold wins 5th GBCA Best Specialty Contractor Award

Superior Scaffold is proud to win the GBCA Best Specialty Contractor Award for the Reading Terminal Market Swing Solution. Each year the GBCA (General Building Contractors Association) recognizes the highest quality of workmanship and building innovation by Philadelphia area companies and we are honored to be included. Judges reviewed each nomination for workmanship, project management details, originality, innovative elements, and special techniques or materials. The project in a nutshell - there was virtually no way to get restoration crews to the side of the Reading Terminal Market building safely.  So Superior Scaffold's Bob Sarkisian came up with a radical idea that...

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Mission Impossible: Scaffolding the Dome on top of the Tropicana Casino, Atlantic City

Ahhhhh, so here we are, 33 stories above the famed beach at Atlantic City.  On top of the world-famous Tropicana Atlantic City, Boardwalk Hotel & Casino.  Did I say on top?  I believe I did.  And not metaphorically either, but physically.  Why, you ask?  Well, today we are showing you one of those insanely crazy suspended scaffold designs that Superior Scaffold’s, Bob Sarkisian, came up with to solve a problem. And let me be the first to say, “this job looks much easier than it really is.”  If my boss would let me fly a drone or pilot a small helicopter like...

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301 S. Broad Street – Arthaus monorail, hoist and swing system

This one is spectacular.  It really is something to see.  I’m just the guy who gets to climb around on things (like a kid on a jungle gym) and take photos but I was blown away.  Maybe it was the fact it was 47 stories up?  Maybe it was that I got to see our crew guys casually strolling on the edge of the world carrying giant aluminum beams on their shoulders with nothing protecting them except a harness?  I don’t know.  Maybe it was truly the scope of the job?  Or it might have been a combination of everything.  I’ve been...

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Reading Terminal Swing Solutions

When Premier Building Restoration needed access the to the side of the Reading Terminal Market building for restoration, they realized they had a big challenge on their hands.  There wasn’t much room and the lower roofs didn’t have the structural steel to support a big scaffold, or any scaffold for that matter. To top it off, the dome-like curved roof and jutting cornice wouldn’t allow traditional roof rigging. So how could they get their crew to the facade of the Reading Terminal Market to restore windows, masonry, pointing, caulking, you name it? They called Superior Scaffold. And as Bob, “King of Swing”, Sarkisian was...

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The Quiet Beatle

In these uncertain and trying times, we at Superior Scaffold Services are doing everything possible to insure the safest and most effective way to erect your scaffold job.  We follow all of the ever-changing CDC, OSHA, and GBCA safety recommendations and pass each certification so that we can provide you the safest, up to date solutions. Alas, the world is a-changin’.   So, I thought to myself, how could I do my part to keep everyone safe in these troubled times.  And then, BAM!  It hit me.  The best thing I could do is blog about jobs that took place BEFORE COVID19!  Woo Hoo. ...

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Fishy, fishy, fishy, fish – Wahoo’s, Swings, Overhead Protection System & Canopy Extravaganza

I love it when a client takes something that might not really belong at their location and makes it their own. That’s just what the good people at Wahoo’s on Chestnut Street did. Life gave them tilapia and they turned it into tuna. Look at how they added their own decorative touches. Now, this wasn’t a walk in the park for our “King of Swing”, Bob Sarkisian, either. Watts Restoration was doing a total revamp of the exterior of building at 3180 Chestnut St. and needed a way to keep the pedestrians and the customers at the outdoor dining area safe while they...

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

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. 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. When it...

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Take me to Funky Town, Canopy & Suspended Scaffold, 25 S. Stockton St., Trenton, NJ

This funky building sits on the corner of S. Stockton and E. Front St. I liked how symmetrical it looked. I’m not sure what’s inside but just from the outside it reminded me of one of the old radio buildings from the thirties. Check out the crazy radio tower on the top. RKO came immediately to mind but I know that this is modern. So what was Superior Scaffold doing there? We provided roughly 150 feet of canopy or overhead protection on each side and a swing stage (suspended scaffold) so masonry restoration crews could get to every inch of the façade....

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