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When you’re in the scaffolding business, working in any way with or around scaffolding, it’s easy to feel torn between several reactions to Free Solo. These range from “Is the guy NUTS?!?!” to “The guy’s an outright mountain goat and hero!”.
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It’s amazing what a chance glance at scaffolding atop the Tribune Tower can lead to. Somehow it seems fitting. In its most utilitarian way, scaffolding creates a platform that can lift us ever higher. Hopefully, the stories we learn about and create serve to keep lifting us to greater heights as well.
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One of the first sights to stop us in our tracks was none other than, yes, scaffolding. Frankly, you can’t miss it in Chicago. Still, stopping and starting amongst blaring taxis, this site caught my attention: the historic Tribune Tower with scaffolding perched just near the top of it. Barely visible at street level to the typical pedestrian or motorist, it sang out to me, as one whose blood almost runs through scaffolding.
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The story of the restoration work that scaffolding supported at the Bodie Island lighthouse opened our eyes to history that we hadn’t considered before. First, time seems to take on new meaning, when considering that the Bodie Island light had shined steadily for nearly 140 years. The lighthouse first began operating in 1872, and did so day after day, year after year, until 2011, when restoration began.
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With summer well underway, it’s fitting that a nostalgic look back at the family road trip is the focus of a newly released book, Don’t Make Me Pull Over. It’s conveniently well-timed for our summer blog series on notable places to visit. “Notable” for us, I admit, in that each has a scaffolding-related story.
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The role American Scaffolding has played in the building’s renovation seems like a modest one, providing scaffolding that raises workers to great heights both inside the building and out. This isn’t simply another construction job; it’s restoring a piece of art and revitalizing a piece of history.