Scaffolding: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Morristown NJ

Pinnacle scaffold Corp’s legacy of work with historic buildings continues with St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Morristown, NJ.  The iconic structure that sits at 70 Maple Ave., Morristown, NJ  07960 was looking to do some masonry restoration to the 125 foot tall  tower.
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St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
is one of the most prominent architectural features in Morristown. It sits on a campus of two-plus acres and is comprised of three main buildings and two others: (1) the church (built in the years 1887-1907); (2) the rectory (built in 1897); and (3) the parish house (built in 1914).  The campus also contains an adjacent recently renovated building and a two-family house on a separate but adjacent lot.
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Pinnacle scaffolding was called in to provide complete access around the perimeter of the church’s main tower so crews could do Masonry restoration on the top portion.
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TheTop of tower is 125′ high.  Pinnacle was able to get crews to the top of tower with stairs and system scaffold while allowing full access to the entrance on the ground level.
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The challenge with any historical structure is to get crews access while not damaging any of the aintique artifacts or stonework in the process.  Most of the time these buildings need to have full access inside for parishiners too – so the utmost care is taken to provide protection and support around any entrances.  Pinnacle scaffold specializes in just this type of scaffolding.  We are proud to be working on such a unique building in Morristown.

Here are a couple links for more history on St. Peter’s Episcopal Church:

http://www.stpetersmorristown.org/about_us/article340051c6212203.htm
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Patterson Park Apartments, Baltimore, MD Update – Scaffolding entire building

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We are updating our past blog on the Patterson Park Highlandtown redevelopment.  These are the latest shots at the $30 Million project to renovate the Hampstead Hill school building into rental apartments, retail space and underground parking.

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The six-story, 258,000-square-foot building occupies a full city block on the east side of Baltimore’s Historic Patterson Park and is just minutes away from the famous Johns Hopkins hospital.

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Patterson Park is one of Baltimore’s greatest treasures. There are so many activities to do and groups that call the park home.

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Here are some new photos from Pinnacle Scaffold shoring division’s work on the new Penn Cinema IMAX theater at the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE.
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These photos really let you see just how TALL the Imax walls are!  You can see why the vertical bracing is needed for support.

Look carefully and you will see humans in and around the photos for perspective.
Can you spot them?
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PSC did a very unique shoring system called a tilt up wall bracing.   As you can see from the photos this is not your normal shoring system.  It’s used specifically when the walls are really tall – some as high as 40’-50’.  It’s designed to keep the walls in place until the ceiling is put on.  This system had to be used to accommodate the enormous height of the IMAX screen.

This is the city’s first major movie theater in several decades.  With 14 digital auditoriums in addition to the 300-seat, eye-popping 75′-by-45′ IMAX theater, it’s set to anchor the new Riverfront complex.

Pinnacle Scaffold shoring division adds unique tilt up wall bracing to IMAX in Wilmington, DE

Pinnacle Scaffold shoring division is proud to be working on the new Penn Cinema IMAX theater at the Riverfront Wilmington (the city’s first major movie theater in several decades).  With 14 digital auditoriums in addition to the 300-seat, eye-popping 75′-by-45′ IMAX theater, it’s set to anchor the new Riverfront complex.
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PSC did a very unique shoring system called a tilt up wall bracing.   As you can see from the photos this is not your normal shoring system.  It’s used specifically when the walls are really tall – some as high as 40’-50’.  It’s designed to keep the walls in place until the ceiling is put on.  This system had to be used to accommodate the enormous height of the IMAX screen.
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Pinnacle Scaffold is one of the few companies on the east coast who can use this type of shoring system from engineering to installation.
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Riverfront Wilmington, already home to a thriving neighborhood, flourishing employment center and popular cultural attractions, will add a premier Westin hotel and a state-of-the-art Penn Cinema movie theater complex with IMAX theater.

The $20 million Penn Cinema Riverfront will have 15 full stadium seating auditoriums along with a full IMAX theater brimming with the latest digital film technology.  The large scale of the building, along with dramatic lighting and timeless finishes, will serve as an anchor for Riverfront Wilmington entertainment options.

The Penn Cinema complex is expected to generate an additional 700,000 annual visits to Riverfront Wilmington.  It will enhance the entertainment options at the Riverfront, which already include multiple dining options, museums and the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

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http://www.talkdelaware.com/showthread.php?19897-IMAX-Theater-Coming-to-Wilmington-Riverfront

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/penn-cinema-imax-theater-breaks-ground-at-riverfront-wilmington-2012-06-14

Pinnacle Scaffold’s client appreciation water fun day

In a move sure to go down in history as one of the finest moments on water, Pinnacle Scaffold took out one of its clients (Alternate Design Solutions) for client appreciation day.

The plan was simple.  Entertain some great clients.  Zip around on some cool toys.  Drink some frosty beverages.  And even have a fishing contest.Alternate Design Solutions, non union, scaffold rental, scaffolding rental, DE, PA, NJ, Philadelphia

But things didn’t quite go as planned.  Sure, the first toy up was the brand new Jetovator. (Akin to taming a full blast fire hose) and that was a burner.  But little did anyone know just how much energy it took to ride this contraption.
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Working harder than coal miners to tame this wile water beast, the guys got mighty tired and hungry.  Ah, the fatal flaw was found in otherwise perfect plan.  Pini forgot the food.  Now most times Pini and Pinnacle prepare for everything, except for on this fine occasion, where he only brought 3 Snickers and small bag of Doritos.  He remembered the beverages but didn’t count on these manly men to get so hungry so fast.
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So what started off as an exceptional day on the Delaware river soon became mayhem when the starving crew ravaged the boat for anything to eat.  Consuming the candy bars in exactly thirty seconds and then finding no more human food, Matt busted out the live fishing bait, consisting of worms, grubs, maggots, shrimp and minnows and began feeding it to everyone.  He failed to read the fine print (imported from China in 2009).  No one cared.  It was food and they were starving.

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They consumed almost all of the outdated bait that was stored in the galley.  This seemed to calm everyone’s hunger pangs.  There was a collective sigh of relief.  After about five minutes everything settled down.  The colors seemed brighter, their moods got lighter and their senses seemed to be more acute.  So after chugging a few adult beverages to wash the rotting fish taste, the day could continue.

Pini captained the boat to a remote section of river where fishing rods were taken out and the very last of the bait was put to good use.

Let the contest begin.  And there could only be one winner.

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Pauly D defeated all anglers with his pull of a giant Tigerfish!  Goliath Tigerfish in Delaware you say?  Incredible indeed.  Thank goodness no one was injured bringing in this bad boy. No net needed.  Pauly D just shoved his fist down the monster’s gullet (as if he was hillbilly hand fishing) and hoisted him on board.  They would ride him later.

Leave it to Pinnacle to find the most isolated spot on the river to catch fish, when low-and-behold, from out of nowhere, sped the one and only Australian Super Model, Elle Macpherson on water skis!
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With much grace, skill, and dynamite looks, she blasted past the boat leaving the men wet, awestruck and dumbfounded in her wake.

Not to be outdone Matt said, “Pini, throw me that water ski and hit the gas!”
Into the brine he went, carving like the super slalom champ he’d always wanted to be…
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But she was too fast and it was too late.  Like some apparition, Super Model Elle Macpherson was gone.  For a 47 year-old gal, she not only looked good, but could really put the pedal to the metal.  Where did she go?  Where did she come from?  As the men stood contemplating the mystery before them – another skiing beauty sped by in her wake.

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2 supermodels, on water skis in one day?  In Delaware?  This WAS the place to be.  Or had the rotten fish heads made them see things?   Pinnacle is in the erection business (just see their T-Shirts) and let’s just say things were getting “up air”.
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“Into the bat boat boys,” shouted Jimmy.  “We’ll catch them.  I’ve got a secret weapon,” he said, as he took the wheel of Pinnacle’s new toy – the Amphibi-car.  “It might not look fast but it’s got 450 horses under the hood.  Sea horses, that is.   “Yah” he screamed and cracked the whip, with Paul in tow behind the speedy car boat.
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Unfortunately, after a few minutes it became apparent that no one had fed the sea horses (and they had eaten all of the fishing bait) and they just petered out leaving the guys to swim back to the boat.

In a last-ditch effort to appease the client and find these two water skiing beauties, Pini decided to bust out the big guns.  Top Gun, literally.  “If we can’t find them in this – we must surely be hallucinating,” he screamed, as he rolled forward the throttle and gave new meaning to the word Jet Skiing.
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Unfortunately, that was the last time anyone saw the boys from Alternate Design Solutions.  We can only assume that they found Elle Macpherson and her friend and are living it up on some tropical island somewhere.  We hope.  We wish.

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Pinnacle Scaffold at Mathey College, Princeton University, NJ

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As part of our continuing relationship with the University of Princeton, Pinnacle Scaffold is proud to be working on one of the historic buildings at Mathey College.  PSC takes great pride in providing the best client service possible and this job was no different.
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Princeton hired PSC because they knew we could accommodate some very specific requests.  And on this job, we designed a system scaffold with an access way off to the right side to keep the least amount of legs on the ground and out of the very unique foliage at the base of the building.
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The scaffolding allowed the restoration crews access to the areas they needed while providing much needed piece of mind to the University that their foliage would remain undamaged in the process.
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This historic building was undergoing a masonry restoration project including replacing and resetting the capstones.

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Take the video tour of Mathey College here.

 

Ever wonder how people in other parts of the world scaffold their projects?

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Bamboo Scaffolding.  This is how they chose to scaffold the side of a mountain while carving a giant Buddha image in Battambang, Cambodia.

Would you feel safe on this?  Leave your comments below.

Pinnacle Scaffold at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

Pinnacle Scaffold (PSC) and the University of Maryland Medical Center teamed up to provide scaffolding solutions that would allow workers to complete caulking and gutter work on a scaffold that was built 100 feet in the air.
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The UMMC had some very specific requests and turned to PSC for solutions.  The main challenge was that the scaffolding had to be erected on top of a section of roof at the main hospital.  Not only were specific weight loads an issue but business as usual protocol had to be met.  As Maryland’s top Acute-Care hospital it had to remain open for the 6500 employees and patients while the scaffold was being built.Pinnacle Scaffold, Non Union, Scaffold, Scaffolding, Rental, Sales, Service,  (306) 650-0520
PSC turned to Alternate Design Solutions for drawings and specifications to give PSC and UMMC the proper design and weight specs for the roof to support the scaffold and workers while completing the job.  “It was all about access and pleasing both the hospital and the contractors,” said owner, Anthony Pini, “and I think we accomplished both.”
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Pinnacle Scaffold overcomes challenges at Mt. Vernon Mill Redevelopment, Baltimore, MD

PSC (Pinnacle Scaffold) is proud to be a part of this $42 Million redevelopment of the century old Mt.Vernon Mill in Baltimore’s Jones Falls Valley that runs along the winding stretch of land between downtown and the Hampden neighborhood.  The 4 massive brick buildings straddle the Jones Falls stream along a third of a mile stretch of the Jones Falls.
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Construction of Mill No. 1 will be an adaptive reuse of the 19th Century cotton mill buildings into a mixed-use combination of office, retail, 93 apartments and two restaurants.
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PSC beat out 3 or 4 large competitors for this giant revitalization project because the developer and general contractor trusted our ability to provide a budget conscious project with “out of the box solutions” to incredibly difficult scaffold challenges.
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The entire job was a giant obstacle/challenge from the steep driveways and access points to the over the water scaffolding necessary to complete the work.  It’s safe to say that this is one of PSC’s greatest achievements to date.

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Just look at the pictures and you can see the challenges that we had to overcome providing top-notch work with incredible built-in safety precautions.
First on the list are the special brackets that we had to manufacture for the job to hold the cantilevered trusses out and over the water that in turn would support the entire scaffold ABOVE the water so workers could get access to the façade and roof for restoration, repointing and rebuilding.

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Third, the developer Terra Nova Ventures plans to transform this site with a strong focus on the environment.  So PSC took a careful approach to meet Baltimore green building standards.
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Soon the century old brick and stone cotton mill be brought into the 21st century.  The rehabilitation of the Mt. Vernon Mill project has begun and PSC is proud to be a part of it.

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Pinnacle Scaffold donates time and material to move antique organ back to the Queen Theater in Wilmington, DE.

Pinnacle Scaffold donated its time and equipment to help Saint Anthony of Padua Cahtolic Church in Wilmington, DE move their antique organ back to the historic Queen Theater.

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The organ was donated to St. Anthony’s church back in the late 1920’s when the Queen Theater underwent new upgrades to accommodate motion pictures with sound.  For over 90 years the old Kimbal organ reigned supreme at the church.  This year, St. Anthony’s is getting a new, custom built, Peragallo Pipe organ to replace the organ donated from the Queen Theater many years ago so the old organ had to go.  In a unique twist of fate, this year the Queen Theater underwent a massive rebirth as the anchor of an ambitious public-private partnership to breathe new life into a nine-block stretch of Market Street.  And as part of the restoration the developers thought it would be great to get the old organ back into the Queen Theater to put on display.  They had already saved many items during the restoration like rows of seats, ornamental drinking fountains and the original movie projector, but this would be the crown jewel to have the actual organ that once graced the theater halls.

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But this would be no easy task and would require skilled technicians who could get the giant organ down off of the upper balcony and out of the church unscathed.  This organ was not only heavy but extremely delicate as well.  The slightest misstep could lead to disaster for the wonderful instrument.

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In stepped Pinnacle Scaffolding Corp and its crew to get the job done.  A scaffold had to be erected to get the workers up to the second story balcony where the organ lived.  Then crews had to lift the organ over to a rolling tower where they secured the organ with rope and used a hoist to lower it down to the lower level where a manual forklift was waiting to whisk it out to a waiting delivery truck.  After the short drive, PSC crews unloaded the organ and carefully delivered it to the Queen Theater where it is now mated with it’s original pipes and is on display for all to see.

Here is a quick note from Paul Desrosiers about the move:

Hello Anthony:

I wanted to thank you again for bringing your men and scaffolding over to St. Anthony’s removing the organ and delivering it to the Queen this morning.

This would not have been possible with out your help.

Thanks again,

Paul Desrosiers

Project ManagerBPGS Construction, LLCThe Buccini/Pollin Group 

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