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Down in a hole – Penn Tower Walkway and Overhead Protection

Superior Scaffold installed a 200 foot long walkway/loading dock with overhead protection right next to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology building.  It is adjacent to the massive hole where the old Penn Tower used to sit. It serves a dual purpose; giving access to the loading docks of the museum and also providing a way in to the new structure coming out of the ground.  We erected a bridge column canopy or overhead protection system. The GC laid down the pilings and structural steel foundation for us to build upon.  We put our aluminum beams down and then decked...

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Pulling back the curtain for opening night. Restoring the Forrest Theater.

The Forrest Theater is a beautiful, classic, playhouse built in 1928 and located at 1114 Walnut Street in the Center City area of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Built at a cost of $2,000,000 it was one of architect Herbert J. Krapps more elaborate theaters. The interior is intricately decorated with gilt detailing (silver gilded with gold) and silk fabrics.  And that’s exactly why Superior Scaffold was brought in.  We provided the painting and restoration crews access to the entire perimeter of the theater, including the walls, ceiling and all surfaces, so they could restore it to it's former glory. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="58" exclusions="545" sortorder="546,544,549,547,543,542,550,548,545" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="1" thumbnail_width="200" thumbnail_height="200" thumbnail_crop="1" images_per_page="9" number_of_columns="3" ajax_pagination="0" show_all_in_lightbox="1" use_imagebrowser_effect="0"...

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Reading Terminal Market, Giant Work Platform and Overhead Protection System, Philadelphia, PA

Superior Scaffold installed a 580 foot long work deck or platform on both sides of the barrel shaped Reading Terminal Market (RTM) to give crews access to replace the roof. The platform is 6 feet wide by 8 feet high by 580 feet long and allows crews to roll their equipment and material from the mast climber at one end to their location anywhere along building. Reading Terminal Market is a sprawling, somewhat chaotic, indoor farmer’s market and food haven where over 100 merchants offer culinary treats, fresh produce and unique merchandise.  It occupies an old train shed that was built in 1893 and is located at...

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Under Armour needed sidewalk overhead protection

When the Under Armour corporation needed protection – who did they call?  Yup, Superior Scaffold. The company that makes heat protection and sun protection sport and fitness wear called Superior to erect an overhead protection system or canopy or sidewalk shed, whatever you’d like to call it, at their new store in Center City at 1529 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA.  And we gladly obliged.  Hey, they protect us everyday with our Superior Scaffold logo shirts so it was the least we could do for them. This was kind of unique too, in that we erected our canopy with one leg sitting on...

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Scaffolding at Bryn Mawr College, M. Carey Thomas Library

Superior Scaffold was called upon once again to Bryn Mawr College.  This time we are providing restoration crews access to the facade of the venerable M. Carey Thomas Library. Known as The Thomas Great Hall, this beautiful building has been designated a National Historic Landmark and has been one of Bryn Mawr College’s most important spaces since it opened in 1902.  It’s a monument to the second president of the college.  Superior Scaffold prides itself on being the best in the business when it comes to erecting scaffolding in and around historic structures without leaving a trace - and we did just that.  This may...

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Bringing baby back (Bell, not ribs) 1631 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA

This great looking old structure was known as the Bell Telephone Building back in the day.  But in the early 1980's the government broke up what was one of the largest monopolies in US history.  This effectively took what was the Bell Telephone System and split it into entirely separate companies that would continue to provide telephone service.  They would be known as baby Bells.  But we are here to talk about our suspended scaffold on this Baby Bell Building. Click on that link to see what it looked like as restoration started. This 17 story high-rise was built in 1915 and showcases that good old fashion...

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A house of many colors… Declaration (Graff) House, Jefferson House Scaffolding

This is the house where Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence, that all important document that would birth a nation.  Jefferson rented several rooms at the home of Jacob Graff, Jr, a local bricklayer - thus, the one of many names for this house.  And what’s crazy is that it’s a reproduction!  The original structure was built in 1775 and then torn down at some point.  This red-brick house at Seventh and Market streets was reconstructed in 1975. Superior Scaffold was called in to provide scaffold support and overhead protection so crews could repaint and repair all of the woodwork...

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Suspended Scaffold & Canopy at Kennedy House

  It’s 2017 people and we are “swinging” for the fences.  Yes, I just said that.  We are just glad that the weather is good and we can keep our clients happy. We’ve written about our work at the Kennedy House several times before, once for another canopy for some exterior repairs (you can read about it here) and the other time for our emergency services team protecting pedestrians (read about it here). This time we are here about the swing stages and canopy for the masonry repair and painting going on the exterior of this building.  MPG (Masonry Preservation Group) has been doing a great job diligently bringing...

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Superior is featured in Scaffold & Access Magazine!

Scaffold & Access Magazine's latest issue features an article exploring the dynamics of working with family in the scaffold industry. Superior Scaffold is honored to be one of 3 companies featured. You can read the article here or click on the photos below. Look at a young Albert!  The physical similarities to our CEO, his son, Guy are staggering.  It's from Albert's original vision that Guy was able to continue to grow and build Superior into the customer-centric, quick responsive, scaffold company that it is today. A big shout out to Miss Cathee at Scaffold & Acess Magazine for her work on the article and featuring us.  And...

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