Some of us have seen so much scaffolding throughout our lives that it now just blends in with the landscape. We should, however, remember that it is because of scaffolding that amazing buildings are able to be built. We have picked a few of our favourite projects that required the help of scaffolding to achieve its full potential.
The Burj Khalifa
Situated in Dubai, the Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world and has set many world records when it comes to its height and design. It holds records for the highest number of storeys in the world, highest outdoor observation deck in the world and tallest service elevator in the world, just to name a few. The building took six years to complete and over 22 million man-hours. The project involved over 300 engineers to work on the exterior cladding; in order to keep the final height a surprise for the public, the scaffolding was built as the building grew. It is now open to the public with visitors from across the world wanting to visit the observation decks on levels 124 and 125.
The Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty underwent restoration work in 1984 which lasted until 1986. A team of workers from all industries came together to complete the project. One of the first steps was to install scaffolding around the whole exterior of the statue, which was made completely from aluminium and at the time was the world’s largest free-standing scaffold. Ellis Island was closed to the public during the restoration, but people still photographed the statue from afar, making it the world’s most photographed scaffolding project.
The Eden Project
The idea for the Eden Project first came about in 1995 with construction beginning in 1998. Its purpose is to house some of the world’s most important plants and allow the public to appreciate aspects of nature they may not have the opportunity to see. The use of 230 miles of scaffolding to construct the Biomes earned the project a place in the Guinness Book of Records.
Equipment Hire with Access Towers Services
If you have an upcoming project that requires you to work above the ground, we hire out access towers and low-level platforms for as long as you need. Get in touch to discuss your working at height needs by calling us on 0208 665 1181 or send us an email and we’ll get back to you shortly.