Monthly Archives: November 2011
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 in another video I posted called access.
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Our expert tells us about how this new 4 wire electric system replaces the traditional heavy 110 transformers on suspended scaffolds.
This is the first in a series of videos that will give tips and advice for the suspended scaffold / scaffolding users.
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.
The statue of the Virgin Mary will be restored to her former glory and reinstalled in her proper place.
CBS Channel 3′s Pat Ciarrocchi climbed 14 flights of metal steps to get a closer look. What she found was that it has come a long way in the past few months. (See video below)
The top portion including the spire, bell housing, and lightening ball all look fantastic. Even the clock faces are almost ready.
The unveil without the scaffolding is slated for December.
Thanks for the update on Independence Hall.