Scaffolding the Playhouse on Rodney Square, Wilmington, DE

When you are in downtown Wilmington there are two things you really need to see.  One is the newly remodeled DuPont Theater – now called the Playhouse on Rodney Square.  The Playhouse was opened in 1913 as one of the select theaters on the Broadway touring circuit. After 100 years, it is the oldest theater continually on that circuit. In addition to a full schedule of Broadway productions.

And then secondly, you need to meet the honorary Mayor of Wilmington, Tony P.  Because without him and his company, Pinnacle Scaffold, you might not have the illustrious remodel at the playhouse.  You see, when something needs to get done in Wilmington you call Tony P.

Under a super tight deadline to complete the theater renovation, Sundew Painting (one of the top painting companies in the area) called Pinnacle to bring the heat.  And boy did they ever.  In record time, Tony P and his crew got the scaffold in through the back alleys and galleys and erected a massive scaffold with dancefloor so restoration crews could get access to everything; the walls, ceiling, curtains, nooks and crannies, doors, entryways, you name it.

Pinnacle crews managed the tight load in and out from the back alley.  They handled the pitched/tilted floor.  They navigated the multiple elevations and curved design of the scaffold to get to every surface inside the theater.

But most importantly, they handled the tight deadline to get this 1252 seat theater renovation done and get the plays rolling again.

The result is a stunning new looking place to experience live theater.  This venue is steeped in history.  And now it’s going to carry on into the future with one of kind events that will be sure to create lasting memories for all attendees.

We are proud to have been a part of this historic renovation.  So next time you are in the area, stop by the theater and then ask around to find Tony P.  He’ll most certainly be renovating some of Delaware’s finest.

And if you need scaffolding, access, or just need something to get done in Wilmington, call the honorary Mayor, Tony P, at Pinnacle Scaffold (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com today.

And for our musical number we have this… Enjoy.

And here are a few links on the theater.

https://www.thegrandwilmington.org/venues/the-playhouse/

https://www.visitwilmingtonde.com/listing/the-playhouse-on-rodney-square/791/

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Rockford Falls, Scaffold Work Deck Over Water

Question: How do you get crews under a bridge over water to do mechanical work when scaffolding isn’t an option? 

The good people at LC Construction were struggling to come up with a solution to this almost impossible question. The ground under the bridge was unstable with the ever changing stream floor and worse yet, If the water were to rise the scaffold could be washed away. 

But they knew the honorary mayor of Wilmington, Mr. Tony P, when they had worked together on the project just to the left of the bridge called The Falls.  So they called Pinnacle Scaffold again for a quick solution.  And they didn’t disappoint.  

Tony P took one look at the job and remembered the special pigeon hole stands that are designed to suspend powered scaffolding or safety lines through existing or core drilled holes in a concrete or steel structure.  That would allow him to drop a suspended scaffold line down through the concrete to hang a system scaffold work deck or platform with the weight supported from the top and crews could safely work beneath above the water.

Problem solved.  It’s not a huge job but it was another successful solution for Tony P and Pinnacle Scaffold team.  The job went off without a hitch and we are proud to work with LC Construction once again.

If you need quick, out of the box scaffold or access solutions call Tony P today at (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com today.

And Tony P picked the musical number to accompany this post. Enjoy.

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You’re bloody well right – Scaffolding Green Hall, Princeton University

When Princeton University and Elite Restoration needed to do parapet and facade restoration at Green Hall, they called Pinnacle Scaffold to do the job right. Right company, right people, right price, right equipment – we do it right. 

Yes, I took the title of this post from the Supertramp song but when you know you know.  Or as the magical, dark eyed, reading babe says, (WYKYN).  Maybe she can put an acronym to this like Pinnacle Scaffold – (YBWR).

Ergo – You’re bloody well right.

And what a job our guys did with this scaffold.  They had to design a system scaffold that would allow restoration crews access on two different roofs of the building without disturbing the landscape or the flow of pedestrian traffic at the hall.

So, Tony P, the mastermind of PSC (and honorary mayor of Wilmington) devised an access point at one corner of the building where he could house equipment, attach a hoist and a trash chute AND build a stair tower that would allow people access to both the upper and lower roof all in one area.

And he did it.  Just look at the pics.  They spanned up and over the lower roof allowing the necessary access to that part of the job while at the same time allowing the second crew to go up and over to the higher roof and work up air, as they say.  Brilliant. 

It’s amazing to me how simple Tony P and our crew make it look.

But it’s really a complicated maze of system scaffold, trusses and aluminum plank that created these two work decks and access ways.

As I said, we had to be mindful of the landscaping on the property and we did everything in our power to keep the trees, grass, and shrubbery untouched.

Elite has been rocking the restoration and making the old building look fantastic and function like new.

So maybe our new slogan should be, “You’re bloody well right!” (YBWR) Right company, right people, right price, right equipment – Pinnacle Scaffold, we do it right. 

Thanks to Elite Restoration and Princeton University for allowing Pinnacle Scaffold to be a part of this job!

If you need scaffolding, access, or fantastic solutions call Tony P today at (302) 766-5322 or visit www.pinnaclescaffold.com today.

And of course – we have to attach the song that started it all.  Enjoy.

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