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 platforms aided two different crews with two different disciplines on this project. GMI used our suspended scaffolds to install all of the glass and windows on this building.
EDA followed using our swings to bridge the dramatic angles of the building and install all of the wall panels. You can see their crew getting the job done.
In order for these residents to have the best views in the city they needed a ton of glass, as you can see from these pictures. And yes, that is the Ben Franklin Bridge in the corner of most of the photos.
I love it when multiple trades can come together and rock the house using our equipment to complete a really unique looking building.
This shot gives me an opportunity to show you an innovative feature about this particular swing stage. It is dual rigged. See the top inset. You will notice two wire ropes coming off of the beams on both sides. They call this 4 wire rigging. The scaffold motor uses one of the wire ropes to climb up and down and the second wire rope goes through an emergency braking device on the motor that prevents the scaffold platform from falling if the primary wire were to break. The lower inset shows how the two wire ropes come through the motor and braking device.
The second wire rope acts as a safety line for the platform itself. The main advantage of this dual rigging system is that it allows the worker on the platform to hook a lanyard directly to a dogline (or cable) running horizontally across the mid rail attaching directly to the platform itself. This eliminates the need for independent lifelines that can hang below the stage and provides the worker with much greater access to the entire platform. You can’t see the dogline in this photo but you can see the bracket that the line attaches to just above the orange bucket. An innovative option I thought I’d share with you all.
At one time we had 10 Altrex suspended scaffolds on this job, with multi-players, at different elevations. Below, you can see what the color will look like with the finished panels. We will update this once it’s completed.
Superior was proud to be a part of this skyline-changing project. And if you should need scaffolding, scaffold, or access for any of your projects call Bob today at (215) 743-2200 or visit www.superiorscaffold.com.
Our first musical selection today is really not music but more of an homage to what we do for our clients. It’s also dedicated to those who want this in their personal lives. You only live once. Find the good ones and hold on to them! (tell them you love ’em every day)
From “It’s a Wonderful Life”.
If the link gets stripped: https://youtu.be/uAERYfeiYBc
And speaking of angels – the actual musical selection is for those people who have been lucky enough to be touched by someone other-worldly and indescribably special.
If the link gets stripped out: https://youtu.be/qgt9idKAYDw