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Hanging bridge platform, Smedley Park trestle, Springfield, PA

SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) wanted to paint the structural steel beams and panels on the trestle that carries the trolley over Crum Creek at Smedely Park in Springfield, PA. Painters were only able to reach a portion of the exterior using a high-reach so they called Superior Scaffold to install a hanging bridge platform to give crews complete access to the exterior and interior of the trestle.  Superior’s crew clamped spreaders onto the flange of the steel beams on the trestle and then hung trees from them and then decked it in using steel plank.   I love these kinds of jobs! ...

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Let it go. My Self-Awareness lesson.

So, it happened again.  Yep.  And this time I got mad and thought I’d write about it.  And the worst part is it affects YOU.  Yes, YOU the viewer/reader of this blog because it involves some of the most incredible jobs you will NEVER get to see.  That’s right – NEVER get to see. This is for all of you who have tasted glory and held it in your hands, only to have it snatched from your grasp by some evil creature with nasty talons.  I am not going to name names here but there have been several in the last...

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Swinging from the rafters at the Forrest Theater, Philadelphia, PA.

These are the jobs that make my life fun!  Who gets to climb above the illustrious plaster dome of the Forrest Theater, 5 stories above the audience seating area?  Superior Scaffold does!  And a little later, I'll show you just what our guys had to go through to get a job like this done. This is all part of the massive renovation the Forrest Theater underwent.  We also erected a giant scaffold to get crews to the underside of the ceiling.  You can read about it here.  I took most of these photos while the job was still being built. The plaster...

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Workin’ for a livin’ – overhead protection and swings at 301 S. 19th St.

You get up everyday and go to work. You just wish and hope and pray sometimes that you will have your mind blown or something extraordinary will come your way.  And when that happens, you get an extra charge, a jolt, a little pep in your step because you got to do something new and out of the ordinary.  I love those days.  So what do you do about the other 364 days out of the year?  How do you make your job exciting?  What do you do to keep your interest as you plow through what might seem like...

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Sidewalk overhead protection at the Curtis Publishing Company building

Superior Scaffold erected this two hundred foot long canopy at the Curtis Publishing Building (601 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA).  Once home of prestigious publications like The Saturday Evening Post, Ladies’ Home Journal, Country Gentlemen and more; it’s now a high end office building. Built in 1910, this beautiful structure takes up the entire block just across the way from Independence Hall.  It was renovated in 1990 and is currently undergoing an exterior renovation to get it looking as good as new.   The canopy is constructed of system scaffold, aluminum and steel beams, and has netting on the inside and debris panels on top.  There...

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Superior Scaffold thinking outside the box, 1500 Locust St., Philadelphia, PA

So what happens when a client calls and says they need sidewalk overhead protection for a restoration project but the area where it’s needed is too narrow for traditional scaffolding? Well, enter the big brains at Superior Scaffold to solve the problem.  You see, there is a reason you hire guys who have been in the business for over 65 years: They have seen most everything and can think outside of the box when needed.  And that’s just what our King of Swing, Bob Sarkisian did on this job. There was no room for a traditional canopy or scaffold over the garage...

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Just doin’ our job. Sidewalk Overhead Protection, Westbury Apartments, Philadelphia, PA

So you find yourself walking through the city or maybe you are just driving around searching for the latest, greatest restaurant or fortune teller to make your night or day that much more spectacular. Because isn’t that what life is all about?  For living!  When was the last time you had your fortune read?  Or are you like me and want to make your own way and not let anyone dictate just what your reality might be. Either way, it’s your life.  You choose.  You are doing it!  What does this have to do with scaffolding and overhead protection?  Well, little did you know...

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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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