Custom equipment in Colorado

Custom equipment in Colorado

The Colorado Center Tower III is a 400,000-sq-ft high-rise located near downtown Denver.  This 15-story office tower was completed in 2017 but several elements of its window-washing system were incomplete.  As part of Sky Climber’s custom socket program, we developed...
Lock and Dam application in Kentucky

Lock and Dam application in Kentucky

An ongoing maintenance project in the Kentucky Lock and Dam system required a multi-level suspended access plan and Sky Climber was able to help. Sky Climber provided a work cage, a 2-meter platform, and two separate rigging configurations to allow crews access to the...
BMU retrofit in Manchester, England

BMU retrofit in Manchester, England

The CIS Tower is an office skyscraper in Manchester that was completed in 1962 and 118m tall. It is Manchester’s second-tallest building and the tallest office building in the United Kingdom outside London. Sky Climber was selected to replace the original window...
Recessed Davits for Rooftop Park

Recessed Davits for Rooftop Park

In downtown San Francisco’s Chinatown and North Financial District, a public park affords visitors an uncommon rooftop view of Sky Climber permanent installation equipment. The “boutique” office building at 500 Pine Street sits at the bottom of a hill with a sidewalk...
Up and Over with towering davits

Up and Over with towering davits

Situated in San Francisco between Union Square and Oracle Field, this 12-story Class A building was erected in 1983.  As part of a recent renovation project, Sky Climber provided a new window-washing platform system to replace an aging one on the building’s roof. The...
Sky Climber at One Thousand Museum Tower, Miami

Sky Climber at One Thousand Museum Tower, Miami

One Thousand Museum is a 60+ story ultra-luxury condominium tower overlooking Biscayne Bay in Miami.This high-profile project is utilizing Sky Climber equipment in its final stages of exterior construction, where tall drops and high winds accompany the fanfare around...
Scheldezicht BMU system with roof car

Scheldezicht BMU system with roof car

Scheldezicht is a 23-story residential tower which forms part of the redevelopment of the southern part of the city of Antwerp, Belgium. The tower is designed by C.F. Møller and BRUT and executed by Interbuild. Sky Climber was selected to provide the window cleaning...
BMU roofcar and monorail application in Nigeria

BMU roofcar and monorail application in Nigeria

This tower project is for the new Headquarters of the Diamond Bank, a major bank in Nigeria.  Sky Climber was selected to provide the window cleaning system for this 80 m high tower with a BMU roof car and monorails.The Building Maintenance Unit, or BMU, is a...
Custom platforms for Nuclear Reactor

Custom platforms for Nuclear Reactor

ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor) is a research and engineering megaproject to build a nuclear fusion reactor. Located in Provence, southern France, ITER will be the world’s largest magnetic confinement plasma physics experiment. Sky...
Maiskogelbahn Cable Car

Maiskogelbahn Cable Car

In April 2018, construction began on the new MK Maiskogelbahn cable car project for the connection between Kaprun-Maiskogel and Kitzsteinhorn. This ultra-modern cable car will carry 123 silver-coloured cabins over a distance of 4km. Each gondola-cabin will carry 10...
Monorail and Davits for Façade Maintenance

Monorail and Davits for Façade Maintenance

The new Library for the University of Aix-Marseille is part of a larger redevelopment of the Saint-Charles district of Marseille. Sky Climber was selected to design a cleaning system with monorails and davits. A Sky PI cage is suspended from the suspension systems to...
Rocket fuel-tank hoist system for NASA

Rocket fuel-tank hoist system for NASA

NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) rocket is an advanced, heavy-lift launch vehicle that will provide an entirely new capability to science and human exploration beyond earth’s orbit.  It is being designed to carry Orion spacecraft on missions to explore deep space and...

Rolling Deck on Pedway in Saskatchewan

Crews recently rigged a dancefloor platform using Sky Climber’s SSU Deck equipment to access the underside of a pedestrian bridge linking office buildings in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan. The central building, known as Agricultural Place, is a modern Class A tower...
Monorail application for Greektown giant

Monorail application for Greektown giant

Currently under construction in Chicago’s Greektown neighborhood, a residential tower at One South Halstead is taking shape.  One South Halsted is on track to become the city’s tallest building west of the Kennedy Expressway and will boast 492 rental units, 375...
Glass panel install on historic VA hospital

Glass panel install on historic VA hospital

Twelve miles west of downtown Chicago sits the Edward Hines Jr. VA hospital campus. This veteran’s facility has been serving veterans for nearly a century and features several buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. As part of a large renovation effort,...

Anchoring Chicago’s skyline

This roof tieback anchor is part of a complete system which sits atop a 51-story residential tower in the heart of Chicago.  The John Hancock Center can be seen in the background. Chicago’s Trump Tower serves as a backdrop for this roof anchor. This engineered product...
Journey of a Sky Climber BMU

Journey of a Sky Climber BMU

In Hartford, Connecticut, Sky Climber had the opportunity to provide a Building Maintenance Unit for retrofitting a rooftop system on Trumbull Street.  This particular BMU was well-traveled by the time it reached its permanent home atop this Class A office tower.  Sky...
Brewing industry gets a lift from Sky Climber

Brewing industry gets a lift from Sky Climber

As the brewing industry in Ohio continues to grow, related industries are busy supplying the materials used in beer production.  Grain and transportation companies busily traverse the Ohio river in Cincinnati, using barges to transport mountains of grains to beer...
Sarasota Monorail project

Sarasota Monorail project

Monorails are often the practical solution for access to the underside of a structure, from simple overhangs to full atriums.  Also, monorail tracks and trolleys can be used to position a scaffold to access an entire building elevation where there is no direct access...
Monorail application for a thermonuclear reactor

Monorail application for a thermonuclear reactor

Sky Climber was recently selected to provide an access solution for the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (dubbed “ITER”) in Provence, France. ITER is an international nuclear fusion research and engineering megaproject that represents the world’s...
Project Spotlight:  Lighthouse Helideck access

Project Spotlight: Lighthouse Helideck access

Sky Climber Europe was recently asked to provide equipment necessary to the repair and refurbishment of two harbor light and helipad towers in Europoort Rotterdam, Netherlands. The light tower / helipad structures were built in the mid-1970’s at the height of...
Project Spotlight:  OARS deep tunnel access

Project Spotlight: OARS deep tunnel access

As part of an agreement with the State of Ohio, the City of Columbus built a massive tunnel to reduce combined sewer overflows and their environmental impacts during flood events.  The tunnel project, dubbed OARS, was designed to intercept wet weather overflows that...
Project Spotlight:  Cofferdam Access Platform

Project Spotlight: Cofferdam Access Platform

The Conowingo Dam is one of the largest non-federal hydroelectric dams in the United States.  Positioned over the Susquehanna River in Northern Maryland, this dam has provided power to Baltimore and Philadelphia since 1928 and also serves as a bridge for US Route 1....
Project Spotlight:  Bayat Towers, Saudi Arabia

Project Spotlight: Bayat Towers, Saudi Arabia

DIVISION: Sky Climber Spain – BMU and PI Division PROJECT NAME: Bayat Towers, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia APPLICATION: BMU (Building Maintenance Unit), Window Cleaning The Bayat Plaza Towers are twin prominent residential towers located in the heart of Jeddah. Sky...

Project Spotlight: Adelaide Oval Stadium, Australia

The Adelaide Oval has been the headquarters of the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) since 1871 and of the South Australian National Football League (SANFL) since 2014. The stadium was selected to host the Second Ashes Test on December 2nd, 2017 and a full...

Grain Silo Application – Rigging and Training

On the volcanic island of Saint Vincent in the Caribbean, Sky Climber recently spent some time working with a grain processing company to provide equipment and safety training. To clean and paint its grain silos this company chose a Sky Climber Platform with an...
Floating a New Concept for Working at Heights

Floating a New Concept for Working at Heights

This version has been condensed for blog compatibility.  A full article is available on PaintSquare.com.  Bringing innovation to a historic bridge in the Bronx As one of four movable bridges in the Bronx, the Hutchinson River Parkway Bridge is a critical link to major...