canopy Tag

Swarthmore College, Hicks Hall mural removal

Most of the time when people tell you “out with the old and in with the new” it’s a good thing. Technology has advanced, building practices are more efficient, materials are better – you name it. And they are usually right. But sometimes when you are making that switch something from the past grabs you and holds on. Maybe it’s a memory from an era long gone or maybe the craftsmanship is unparalleled or just maybe there is something unique and one of a kind about it. Which is what we have here. You see, while Swarthmore College was preparing to...

Read More
Scaffold, scaffolding, scaffolding, rent, rents, scaffolding rental, construction, ladders, equipment rental, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, philly, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, 215 743-2200, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, swing stage, swings, suspended scaffold, overhead protection, canopy, transport platform, lift, hoist, mast climber, access, buckhoist, the met, metropolitan opera house

The Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia comes to life!

The Metropolitan Opera House or Met located at 858 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia (yes, Philly has a Metropolitan – not just NY) is undergoing a $56 Million restoration as a new Live Nation concert venue. The beautiful building has been sitting vacant for years. The 39,200-square foot theater was built in 1908 by Oscar Hammerstein I and called the Philadelphia Opera House. When it first opened in it was home to the Philadelphia Opera Company and sat some 4000 people as the largest venue of its kind in the world. In 1910 Hammerstein sold it to the Metropolitan Opera of New...

Read More
scaffolding, scaffold, rental, rent, rents, 215 743-2200, scaffolding rentals, construction, ladders, equipment rental, swings, swing staging, stages, suspended, shoring, mast climber, work platforms, hoist, hoists, subcontractor, GC, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, phila, overhead protection, canopy, sidewalk, shed, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, , renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, USA, national, mast climber, safety, contractor, best, top, top 10, sub contractor, electrical, electric, trash chute, debris, chutes, transport platform, buck hoist, construction today, magazine, press, GBCA

The Pavilion, Penn Medicine, Multiple Stair Towers

This is one of those jobs where I can let the pictures do the talking. It's a giant project and just seeing the scope is inspiring. The Pavilion will be a new hospital facility that will house 500 private patient rooms and 47 operating rooms in a 1.5 million square foot, 17-story facility. I’ll  include the finished rendering so you can see what it's going look like. I will say that we have had 8 – yes – 8 stair towers in this massive hole over the past year in various locations and we will be erecting the 9th this week. Several...

Read More
scaffolding, scaffold, rental, rent, rents, 215 743-2200, scaffolding rentals, construction, ladders, equipment rental, swings, swing staging, stages, suspended, shoring, mast climber, work platforms, hoist, hoists, subcontractor, GC, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, phila, overhead protection, canopy, sidewalk, shed, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, , renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, USA, national, mast climber, safety, contractor, best, top, top 10, sub contractor, electrical, electric, trash chute, debris, chutes, transport platform, buck hoist, construction today, magazine, press, GBCA

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...

Read More
scaffolding, scaffold, rental, rent, rents, 215 743-2200, scaffolding rentals, construction, ladders, equipment rental, swings, swing staging, stages, suspended, shoring, mast climber, work platforms, hoist, hoists, subcontractor, GC, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, phila, overhead protection, canopy, sidewalk, shed, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, , renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, USA, national, mast climber, safety, contractor, best, top, top 10, sub contractor, electrical, electric, trash chute, debris, chutes, transport platform, buck hoist, construction, GBCA, SADV, Armor Masonry

New Construction, The Alexander, 1601 Vine St. 14 swing stages!

New building construction.  That’s not something you see us writing about at Superior Scaffold.  We tend to show you the work we do renovating the classic old buildings.  But we actually do quite a bit of new building construction.  I just tend to focus on the old architecture because they make really pretty pictures.  Ha.  Don’t tell my boss. But when the guys at Armor Masonry brought us along for this job we thought it was a great opportunity to showcase some really complicated work on the Alexander – a new 32-story residential tower located on the North side of Center City. It’s...

Read More
scaffolding, scaffold, rental, rent, rents, 215 743-2200, scaffolding rentals, construction, ladders, equipment rental, swings, swing staging, stages, suspended, shoring, mast climber, work platforms, hoist, hoists, subcontractor, GC, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, phila, overhead protection, canopy, sidewalk, shed, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, , renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, USA, national, mast climber, safety, contractor, best, top, top 10, sub contractor, electrical, electric, trash chute, debris, chutes, transport platform, buck hoist

Say Something. 1617 JFK Blvd., Canopy, Overhead protection around entire block!

Most of my posts are written and then I come up with the musical theme but this one was written the other way around.  I heard the song and thought it was fantastic but when I saw the video it just moved me.  It's one of the coolest combinations of film and music I've seen in a long time. (scroll to bottom) This is one beautiful job – you can’t deny.  When you see it you just know it is quality, love, and beauty.  Since this is a blog and the idea is to Say Something about the work we do and...

Read More
eagles, super bowl, philadelphia, scaffolding, scaffold, link,

Superior Scaffold congratulates the Super Bowl LII champion Eagles!

What an unbelievable game it was! And what a season this has been! I’ll admit I’m normally not a huge football fan but how can you not get fired up watching the Eagles overcome adversity and go on to win the Super Bowl! What made me an Eagles fan? Well, it started back in October with a special tour through the Link and an opportunity to meet resident badass, defensive end, Brandon Graham. https://youtu.be/msafVeGHaRc And it was his strip sack of Tom Brady that pretty much sealed the win! He’s a super nice guy and one heck of a player. And then we got a tour...

Read More
Scaffold, scaffolding, scaffolding, rent, rents, scaffolding rental, construction, ladders, equipment rental, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, philly, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, 215 743-2200, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, swing stage, swings, suspended scaffold, overhead protection, canopy, transport platform, lift, hoist, mast climber, access, buckhoist

Rollin’ – 13th and Market – Canopies and Doublewide Swing stages

Rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ Though the streams are swollen Keep them doggies rolling Rawhide Rain and wind and weather Hell bent for leather Wishing my girl was by my side All the things I'm missin’ Good victuals, love and kissin’ Are waiting at the end of my ride It’s our job at Superior Scaffold to keep things rollin’. What do I mean by that? Well, when you have a business smack in the middle of the busiest part of town and you have a complete restoration going on overhead – you don’t want anything to stop. You want to keep those sidewalks open for all of the pedestrian traffic possible. I will...

Read More
scaffolding, scaffold, rental, rent, rents, 215 743-2200, scaffolding rentals, construction, ladders, equipment rental, swings, swing staging, stages, suspended, shoring, mast climber, work platforms, hoist, hoists, subcontractor, GC, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, phila, overhead protection, canopy, sidewalk, shed, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, , renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, USA, national, mast climber, safety, contractor, best, top, top 10, sub contractor, electrical, electric, trash chute, debris, chutes, transport platform, buck hoist, construction today, magazine, press, GBCA

Forrest Theatre restoration makes the pages of Construction Today Magazine!

There comes a time in every man's life when they reach the pinnacle of their career and this is it for Superior Scaffold's very own estimator, Pat McAndrew. The good people at the GBCA and Construction Today Magazine have published an article about one of  his jobs!  Admittedly, this is one really cool project.  We've got scaffolding 5 stories high inside the Forrest Theater erected around the audience seats.  We provided the painting and restoration crews with a work deck to access the entire perimeter and the ceiling. We also provided scaffold and access in the attic - above the plaster ceiling...

Read More
scaffolding, scaffold, rental, rent, rents, 215 743-2200, scaffolding rentals, construction, ladders, equipment rental, swings, swing staging, stages, suspended, shoring, mast climber, work platforms, hoist, hoists, subcontractor, GC, scaffolding Philadelphia, scaffold PA, phila, overhead protection, canopy, sidewalk, shed, building materials, NJ, DE, MD, NY, , renting, leasing, inspection, general contractor, masonry, superior scaffold, electrical, HVAC, USA, national, mast climber, safety, contractor, best, top, top 10, sub contractor, electrical, electric, trash chute, debris, chutes, transport platform, buck hoist, The Gallery Mall, fashion district

Multiple canopies at The Gallery Mall redevelopment, now known as the Fashion District Philadelphia

Hailed as the epicenter of Center City’s revival back in 1977, The Gallery Mall is finally getting its recognition as the preeminent shopping experience in downtown Philadelphia. It opened to the tune of $105 million; big bucks back in the day. But forty years has gone by and with it so has the sheen and promises on this old structure. Jump forward to right now as three city blocks and roughly 1,000,000 square feet of redevelopment are occurring.  And when it’s all said and done it will be the largest retail repositioning project in the region.  Once called The Gallery Mall, developers...

Read More