Restoring the Forrest Theater

Pulling back the curtain for opening night. Restoring the Forrest Theater. Forrest Theater, 1114 Walnut Street Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Forrest Theater is a beautiful, classic, theater built in 1928 in the Center City area of Philadelphia.  Built at a cost of $2,000,000 it was one of architect Herbert J. Krapps more elaborate theaters.  It boasted many of the conveniences now expected in modern 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...

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Divine Lorraine, Scaffolding & Shoring

Divine Intervention – Scaffolding & Access of Biblical Proportions! This abandoned building is coming back to life.  And what I life it’s had.  This has some absolutely fantastic architecture.  Built back in 1892, the Divine Lorraine is going back to its original function - apartments.  Back then it housed some of Philadelphia’s wealthiest residents and soon will again. Superior Scaffold was brought in as part of the $44 Million redevelopment to provide the scaffolding and shoring support to give crews complete access to the exterior of this 10 story structure. The plan is to create over 100 luxury apartments and 20,000 square feet...

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Swing Stages @ St. James

All the world’s a stage at the St. James in Washington Square, PA St. James at Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA All the world’s a stage at the St. James in Washington Square, PA.  At one time we 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. 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 two stories are designed to...

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Cantilever Scaffold on 28th Floor

Cantilever Scaffold on 28 Floor, Philadelphia, PA Superior Scaffold was called in to help crews get to the decorative steel structure on the outside of the top of this new building construction at 3601 Market Street. But how could we get them and their equipment out far enough to work safely on this structure at the top of the building? A cantilever scaffold from the floor below.  For those of you not familiar with a cantilever system it’s basically a way to use leverage to extend out so the weight of the new deck is supported by the floor below. The initial thought was a...

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Forever 21, Shoring & Scaffolding

Shoring & Scaffolding, Forever 21 Forever 21 is building out their new location on Chestnut street and decided to enlarge the entrance way and windows on the first few levels.  They wanted theirs to look similar to Sephora with lots of light coming in the front of the store.  Superior was first called out to provide the scaffolding for the facade restoration - but later provided the shoring when crews realized just how much work it would take to create the new openings. Forever 21 asked if we could add shoring without removing the scaffolding.  So we came up with a solution...

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Rodeph Shalom Sanctuary Restoration

Rodeph Shalom Sanctuary Restoration The Architect Team of Becker Winston Architects and Martin Jay Rosenblum, R.A. & Associates needed a unique solution to restore Rodeph Shalom Sanctuary so they turned to Superior Scaffold. Superior devised a system that allowed renovations to take place all the way around the sanctuary as well as four stories up in the dome. This saved time, money, and valuable access to very hard to reach places. Superior's intricate design allowed them to renovate this historic landmark without compromising it's magnificent architectural integrity. The renovation was so successful that the project team won the 2006 American Institute of Architects...

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