Boston – The St. Regis Residences, Boston, a 22-story residential tower, is currently under construction at the former location of The Whiskey Priest on the Seaport’s waterfront. The tower will consist of 114 units with floor-to-ceiling windows offering expansive views of Boston Harbor and the Seaport. The curved, fan-shaped building is noteworthy with many of its elevations sloping in or out from the roofline to the ground.
Marr Scaffolding Company’s (MSC) Aerial Lifts Division is installing a suspended scaffold work platform for Karas & Karas to infill crane tie locations and for the installation of replacement glass panels. Given the uniqueness of the cascading balconies and facade angles that slope inward and outward from the building, Marr provided custom rigging solutions to contend with the building’s design. As the work progresses, numerous adjustments to the roof rigging will be made to ensure the platform is positioned appropriately from all angles, allowing for safe and efficient access to workers.
MSC’s Mast Climber Division provided a single, electric mast climbing platform on the building’s facade for additional glass panel installation. The machine is 60 feet long and can travel 240 feet at a speed of 30 feet/minute. The mast climbing platform can handle loads up to 6,000 pounds.
Both the suspended scaffolding and the mast climbing platform will remain in use for the next few months. Additionally, Marr Crane & Rigging provided a personnel and material hoist for general contractor John Moriarty & Associates. The twin Alimak was in use for 11 months.
The St. Regis Residences is slated to open its doors to occupants this fall.