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“I feel pretty…oh so pretty”

“We may lose and we may win but we will never be here again. So open up I’m climbing in to take it easy.” “Dreamer I know what you're thinkin'.” “Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me.  Starlight and dewdrops are waiting for thee.” I’m just going to mix a whole bunch of musical lyrics today and why?  Well, I’m in a good mood and it's always fun to see if you know the songs where they came from.  Life is short people.  It really is.  So love your kids and your family and be sure to tell them.  Remember to say hello to everyone. ...

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Superior Scaffold hangs the moon for multiple trades at 205 Race Street

  Bridge on Race is a new high rise apartment building designed for modern living in Old City.  The look is elegantly contemporary in a neighborhood with some of the oldest streets and structures in the country.  Rising above the adjacent Ben Franklin Bridge, it boasts incredible city, river and skyline views. Superior Scaffold is not one to judge the artistic quality of a structure or how it captures the zeitgeist of American culture.  It is our job to send in the biggest and the best suspended scaffold equipment in the business to help crews get the job done! Our modular suspended scaffold work...

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500 Walnut St., Suspended Scaffold and Canopy, Ultra-Luxury Housing

There aren’t too many companies that can say they’ve had a hand in constructing one of the most expensive Ulra-Luxury housing buildings in Philadelphia. This property boasts one of the most expensive penthouses that has been sold (even before the building was completed) at almost $18 million dollars. Yes, that’s million. Wow. But I guess you get unprecedented views of the city like the Delaware River stretching up to the Betsy Ross Bridge - to South Jersey - to Independence Mall and more. Superior Scaffold was called to provide access to the exterior of this 26 story luxury building so crews could...

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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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Workin’ for a livin’ – overhead protection and swings at 301 S. 19th St.

You get up everyday and go to work. You just wish and hope and pray sometimes that you will have your mind blown or something extraordinary will come your way.  And when that happens, you get an extra charge, a jolt, a little pep in your step because you got to do something new and out of the ordinary.  I love those days.  So what do you do about the other 364 days out of the year?  How do you make your job exciting?  What do you do to keep your interest as you plow through what might seem like...

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Bringing baby back (Bell, not ribs) 1631 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

This great looking old structure was known as the Bell Telephone Building back in the day.  But in the early 1980's the government broke up what was one of the largest monopolies in US history.  This effectively took what was the Bell Telephone System and split it into entirely separate companies that would continue to provide telephone service.  They would be known as baby Bells.  But we are here to talk about our suspended scaffold on this Baby Bell Building. Click on that link to see what it looked like as restoration started. This 17 story high-rise was built in 1915 and showcases that good old fashion...

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Suspended Scaffold & Canopy at Kennedy House

  It’s 2017 people and we are “swinging” for the fences.  Yes, I just said that.  We are just glad that the weather is good and we can keep our clients happy. We’ve written about our work at the Kennedy House several times before, once for another canopy for some exterior repairs (you can read about it here) and the other time for our emergency services team protecting pedestrians (read about it here). This time we are here about the swing stages and canopy for the masonry repair and painting going on the exterior of this building.  MPG (Masonry Preservation Group) has been doing a great job diligently bringing...

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Rodin College House at U Penn, Suspended Scaffold, Mast Climbers and Canopy

The sister skyscraper to Harnwell and Harrison House is getting a much needed facelift after forty years of weathering the elements. (You can read all about the Harwell renovation job we did here last year on our blog.) This uniquely shaped building at 3901 Locust Walk is a 25-story apartment complex that houses roughly 820 residents and is part of the university’s student housing. Superior Scaffold was called in to give masonry restoration crews total access around the entire structure. We did so by providing ten swing stages or suspended scaffold platforms on three sides of the building, and also by installing one...

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Customer installed rental equipment, suspended scaffold, swings, work platform

We talk a lot about the jobs we do; mostly, those we design, deliver and erect.  But we need to recognize a giant portion of our business and customer base – and that’s the customer installed rental equipment. This is one of those jobs. It’s where a client (or customer) will call Superior Scaffold and request a specific type of scaffold or equipment like these swing stages.  We will pull the order, deliver it to the jobsite and then pick it up again once they are finished. We have many clients who install and operate our equipment.  There is a caveat, however, and...

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