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Chapel inside of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ

Here is another unique scaffolding job.  It just goes to show you that when you think you’ve seen it all - think again.  Here is a chapel inside of a hospital, and not just any hospital, mind you.  This is in the heart of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey. And what makes this even cooler is that the altar literally sits directly below the statue of the blessed Mother.  It’s 6 floors beneath the giant statue but it’s very close to being directly beneath her; pretty darn cool if you ask me.  And you remember the Superior blog about saving...

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Superior scaffolds St. Mary’s Ukranian Church, Mcadoo, PA

When  St. Mary’s Ukranian Church in Mcadoo, PA needed a scaffolding company to erect scaffold for painters to restore the exterior luster of their beloved church - they turned to Superior Scaffold.  Our experience with historic buildings, churches and structures has made us the tri-state leader in the scaffolding industry. The contractor wanted a stair tower to access the scaffold and a nice sized storage deck.  And to eliminate ascending the scaffolding from the ground each time, Superior constructed a special walkway across the roof. You will see the photos below but I think this Youtube video gives the best visual description. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_a1wYxucO8 At...

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Incredible photos of Our Lady of Lourdes Statue going back up!

Superior Scaffold has been there from the beginning, after the earthquake, through the dismantlement, and now the reassembly. This story from the people of Philly.com really shows the delicate work involved with putting the statue back up on top of the Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, in Camden, NJ one piece at time.  And of course, that's our scaffolding all around her. Click on this Link or the photo below to see the entire story. ...

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Scaffold and Access Industry Magazine prints article about Superior and Our Lady of Lourdes

Superior Scaffold is in the center of the latest issue of Scaffold & Access Industry Magazine for the work we did on Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.  As we blogged before, it was all about how we secured the beloved statue on top of the building after the earthquake.  Props go out to Gina Kellogg of SAIM - she did a great job! You can read the article here:  Scaffold Industry Magazine   Scaffold Industry Magazine...

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Video Tour of the Virgin Mary Statue on top of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGyQT5xBYLs Here is a video tour of the scaffolding and the Mother Mary statue on top of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, NJ. It clearly shows the damage that the earthquake did to her as well as the necessary guy-wires to hold her down in case of aftershocks. Superior Scaffold had to transport all of the scaffolding materials through a maze in the hospital and even assemble most of the sections on a lower roof and then hoist them up where they could be put into place. You can see the difficulties in just getting to the statue...

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Virgin Mary statue taken down for repairs

Superior Scaffold was called back to Our Lady of Lourdes to add another level of scaffolding to the existing structure so crews could more easily remove the sections of the statue of the Mother Mary. It has been taken down in sections and sent off for repair.  As you know, it was damaged in the earthquake.   I've compiled a few of the news stories here  - including a CBS news clip in which you can see the damage directly after the earthquake and the day before Superior's emergency response team raced in and secured her in place.   http://www.flickr.com/photos/65584817@N08/6322633281/   Virgin Mary Statue Atop Lourdes Hospital...

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