Send me your money – Overhead protection and suspended scaffold at 1900 Market St.
It goes like this.
You take your hard earned cash and give it to a stock broker who promises to make you a rich man. He says, “stick with me son, you’ll be farting through silk.” And since you don’t know jack about stocks and bonds only that you’ve seen these arrogant young punks driving around in Maseratis, Teslas and Ferraris you assume that they know what they are doing. So, against your better judgment – you send him your money.
Maybe you check in with him maybe you don’t, but a few months later he calls and says, “wow we are doing great so lets up the anti and buy some more stock.” Could be it’s high tech, maybe it’s a slack manufacturer – whatever. He says, “you don’t even need to send any more money; we’ll borrow it but let’s get in now, since it’s rock bottom.” They are experts at getting your adrenaline pumping. “We’re going to be rolling in so much dough you can use it as deodorant.”
Months go buy and you don’t hear a thing from your “best buddy”, the broker, so you decide to check up on your investment. Wow. To your surprise you’ve lost just about everything AND now you have a margin call for the money that “He” “We” borrowed to buy that “No Lose” stock. So you frantically call to get information but no surprise, Mr. Broker is no where to be found.
A few weeks later you run in to him at lunch as he tosses the valet the keys to his brand new 4 wheel drive Tesla, yep, the big one. And yes, he looks great in his hand tailored, designer suit. “Buddy,” you say. “What the F? Where have you been and where’s all my money?” To which he smiles, runs his hand down the lapel of his suit puts his other hand on your shoulder and says, “yeah, sorry about that. It just didn’t work out. We’ll get ’em next time, tiger.”
“Ncxt time? Tiger?” you say, irritated.
“You knew the risks. I do the best I can for my clients. Call me in a couple of weeks and let’s earn that money back. You’ll have to excuse me I’ve got a 12:30 reservation,” he says.
There are a lot of people around but what you would like to say is, “the next twelve thirty you’re gonna’ have is wit Luca Brasi while you are swimming wit the fishes.” But you can’t so you force a smile and walk off.
Good thing the valet left the keys to his new Tesla sitting on the stand when he ran off to park another car! 🙂
What does this have to do with Superior Scaffold and the giant job we did at 1900 Market? Well, that building is home to the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, among others, and it just spawned a story idea. (A true story idea? Maybe.) You’ll have to ask me in person at the next GBCA or SADV event. Ha.
But either way, we have an awesome overhead protection system all the way around the building so crews above, in our suspended scaffold, could do a total re-caulk, paint, and installation of new LED lighting. The caulking and painting was done by Old Philadelphia Associates and the sign lighting was done by ANC. I urge you to take a look at the photos of the canopy as there are a few really cool things happening there. Try to spot them.
Unlike the brokers, who say they’ll protect your money, we do protect the pedestrians, cars and businesses with our canopies. We keep the doors open and commerce rocking while work goes on overhead – Guaranteed. And we provide crews with access to just about anywhere they need to be. You can take that to the bank.
So, if you want a sure investment, with the best scaffold builders in town, call Superior Scaffold today at 215 743-2200 and ask for Bob, “The King of Swing” and we will take care of you. And visit www.superiorscaffold.com for all of your access needs.
The musical selection is for all of those people who try to take your money, spirit, heart and confidence. Good luck with that.
And since we are grooving with Mike Muir – here is his other band. And wow, I do miss Robert Trujullo’s funky bass playing. Enjoy.
And if the videos get stripped out: https://youtu.be/nxcJW6bs5os
and video 2: https://youtu.be/Ob3buKk6ALc
Here’s a little about 1900 Market Street: Its is a 456,922 square foot,9-story office building located between 19th and 20th Street on Market Street in Philadelphia, PA. The building features an 8 story, central courtyard with a sun-filled skylight. The building is constructed of reinforced concrete footings on concrete slab with a structural steel frame. The exterior walls are composed of concrete panels and glass curtain wall. The building is LEED and Energy Star Certified. Built in 1981 by Rouse & Associates, the building’s main lobby and main entrances were renovated in 2014-2015. The new lobby area was transformed in a modern looking and inspirational meeting space for Tenants and Visitors. The facelift included new decorative wall panels, new grey natural ceramic floor tile along with new pond and gas fire places.