“Meet me tonight in Atlantic City” – Resorts Casino Renovation
To quote Bruce Springsteen from the song, Atlantic City, “Everything dies, baby, that’s a fact. Maybe everything that dies someday comes back.” Not that Resorts Casino has died but the building is coming back, and in a big way. Yes, I’m gong to reach with a few parallels from the song to our job so hold onto your shorts. To hear the song – scroll to the bottom or (click here).
I’m just pointing out that like our young couple in the song looking to rebuild in Atlantic City – we too are from Philadelphia coming to Resorts Casino to help revitalize the building by providing crews access to bring it back to life. So, in a round about way, you could say that Superior Scaffold could be seen as the protagonist of this story.
Over time, the elements take their toll on the exterior, especially down the shore. It’s our job to give crews access to do that restoration and repair work and make it look spectacular again.
This is a great looking building and for you people into architectural terms I’m going to throw out a few today. (click here to see) Let’s start with what they are doing to the structure. For those who didn’t know, Resorts was the first legal casino outside of Nevada when it opened on May 26, 1978. The Resorts site was originally the Chalfonte House and the Haddon House built at the turn of the century. The Ocean Tower still stands and was the original Haddon Hall and was built in 1927. It’s 260 feet tall and contains 460 guest rooms. The base is home to the casino floor, spa and main retail and dining rooms.
It’s on this building where we have provided one twin Mast Climber, 8 suspended scaffolds and about 125 feet of overhead protection.
They are doing a total exterior restoration and we provided crews access to the entire façade all around the structure. You can see just how intricate and awesome the detailing and work is.
In several shots you can see where they have actually removed the belt course for cleaning and replacement. It’s also called a stringcourse or sillcorse – it is a continuous row or layer of stones or brick in a wall. Set in line with window sills, it helps to make the horizontal line of the sills visually more prominent. You can also see other areas they are renovating from brick to sills to the stone headers.
In many of the photos, the crews are at the top are working on the spindles or balustrade (this is a railing supported by balusters, especially an ornamental parapet on a balcony, bridge or terrace). These will be cleaned, repaired and or replaced and painted to make them look just like new! I told you I would be giving you some new terms today.
They are also working on the cornice and the frieze section (a broad horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration, especially on a wall near the ceiling) just below the cornice. According to architectural terms it is the wide central section of an entablature between the architrave and the cornice. 😉
Let’s talk about some old familiar terms like Altrex modular suspended work platforms, Power Climber and BisoMac210 motors. We have eight suspended scaffold work platforms all around this building providing crews access.
We also have one MC-3615 Mast Climber, work platform strategically positioned just to the right of the main entrance. These are awesome when there is no access from the roof for the suspended scaffold units.
And to protect the pedestrian traffic down below we have roughly 125’ of overhead protection systems up around the base of the building.
This is one ornate, cool, colorful building that’s going to look incredible once it’s completely restored. And I must say that the guys at Joseph Dugan, Inc. are doing an awesome job.
So let’s recap. We came from Philly, didn’t have anything to do with the Chicken Man ;), brought our gear and gave the crews the necessary access to bring this building back to life. It sounds like we were the heroes of this story or at least a subplot, providing support for the main plot.
And with that in mind, here is the musical inspiration for today’s post. Bruce Springsteen with Atlantic City
In case the link gets stripped: https://youtu.be/M3eu1gW-bQ8
And you know the drill. If you need your building brought back to life or you need access or scaffolding for your project, call Bob “The King of Swing” today at (215) 743-2200 and he’ll take care of you. Or you can visit www.superiorscaffold.com for more info.