Scaffold Artists at Bryn Mawr College
Years of designing, imagining and building has literally created a concrete playground of unlimited potential – and it’s taken the minds of our scaffold erectors to see it.
Where stands architectural grandeur to the public eye – lies a concrete jungle to the guerrillas of the steel and stone. Super heroes and artists do in fact inhabit the earth – maybe not in the forms you are used to seeing but in the sheer ability to see unique challenges and opportunities to scale buildings everyday.
Staring through the stone arches at a maze of metal and brawn climbing the rock, once inhabiting the natural pantheon of God’s patchwork, it becomes apparent that these talented few see things differently than the rest of us.
The building at Bryn Mawr College is impressive enough. The greats put their stamp on these artistic creations but now it’s our turn. Our turn to dance delightfully over the skins of the musical tenant known as architecture.
Ladders climb towards the sky pulling the great and much needed repair materials upward.
This scaffolding seems to be a part of the living design. Placed there by the original creators as if they knew one day there would be an iron and aluminum band aid on the outer skin of the brick and mortar.
Thanks to Superior Scaffold, men and material dance upon these decks bringing back the sheen and glory that is so befitting these hallowed halls. Years of wind, dust, sunshine and humidity apply a constant barrage of detriment to the stained glass, stone and mortar dulling its once brilliant exterior.
The eyes to the soul of the beast are clouded and need cataract surgery to see once again. Maybe new vision will will help bridge the gap to this divided landscape?
Our artists are ever careful not to pierce the vulnerable shell of the beast – for even one penetration could expose its mortality. With care, our “architects of erection” lay one piece of pipe after another in Jenga-esque calliapy of mad skills.
Around bushes, trees, rocks, cornices, doorways, windows they skillfully maneuver their tools to finally complete their art.
These modern-day architects create temporary structures as strong as the original itself only to slip into the darkness and then reborn again at a new location.
This scaffold will not only support the weight of the work being done but the creativity of the men erecting it.
Seeing the stone and steel alone is only a pile of material… but to envision the playground that it could inhabit is a realm that only a chosen few can live in.
So let’s recap. This is a big, gorgeous system scaffold, job both inside and out with ladders, and decks at every window level. We’ve got renovation crews madly bringing the windows back to life. There are scaffolds on both sides of the window so when they take them out they can get at the masonry around it. Every window had work done. They were cleaning and repairing the stained glass as well as the masonry on both inside and out.
There were 7 bays on the West Side and 6 Bays on the East with scaffold towers to get at the big windows on the North and South.
The scaffold for the West side courtyard had to be craned in as to not disrupt the vegetation and sanctity of the yard.
We are thankful to the great people at Bryn Mawr College who have let us dance and play on the exterior of their glorious buildings all these years. And thanks to GC: The Sullivan Company for bringing us along on this trip.
If you need scaffold, access, or want to meet our artists in person, call 215 743-2200 and ask for Tommy or visit www.superiorscaffold.com today.
And no post would be complete without its accompanying theme song. So today we have… Led Zeppelin…. Not sure many of you have heard of these guys. Try it, you might like it.
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