Video: Curtain wall and glazing installation on One World Trade Center and Tower Four

Glass Magazine
July 12, 2013
COMMERCIAL, FABRICATION : PROJECTS

Spider, a division of SafeWorks LLC, is providing suspended scaffolding and material hoisting solutions for the glass curtain wall and glazing installation on One World Trade Center and Tower Four. Spider is supplying twelve complete swingstages to glazing contractor Benson Industries to access the towers’ facades. Standard 20-foot and 30-foot modular platforms powered by Spider’s SC1000 traction hoists, as well as Modulo platforms, provide access to hard-to-reach areas. Spider specifially engineered a custom modular outrigger beam monorail system to support the platforms.

Using four Beta Max Leo XXL VFD material hoists on each side of the building, installers carefully bring over 3,000 large, delicate panels up at a rate of 40-80 feet per minute and precisely position for the install, Spider reports. Spider’s New York Operation Center, led by Operations Manager Joe Simone and District Sales Representative Marc Frato, have provided on-site, hands-on training to ensure safe operation of the equipment, Spider reports.