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Our Lady of Lourdes blessed morning photograph

Superior Scaffold estimator Pat McAndrew was at Our Lady of Lourdes medical center early last week and snapped this gem of the Mother Mary statue in her full glory.  Yes, it's an iphone picture but you can clearly see that she's up and beaming once again. I particularly like the halo at the top. Pat was at the medical center for another scaffold install we are doing up "air" (as they say in Philly).  I'll get you details on that just as soon as them become available. Until then - enjoy. You can read the original article about saving our Lady of Lourdes here: And...

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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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Guy-Wire all over the statue of Mother Mary

Saving Our Lady of Lourdes

TIMELINE OF HOW A SCAFFOLD COMPANY SAVED AN ICON - in less than 24 hours! At 1:51 pm on Wednesday 8/23/11 an earthquake of 5.8 magnitude rocked the east coast.  It was followed by two smaller aftershocks of 2.8 & 2.2.  On the whole, structural damage was fairly limited - given the wide scope of the quake. Immediately, inspectors were sent out to every scaffold job site to make sure nothing had shifted, moved, or changed with the scaffolding around any of the structures.  As the world found out - there were a few national structures that were damaged, such as the...

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