December 30, 2019
The Precision Crating team was approached with a unique project: a large scale art installation in the lobby at Lankenau Hospital Medical Center & Heart Pavilion in Wynnewood, PA. Created by artist Jonathan Mandell, the visually stunning public commission was 10 ft x 7 ft and made using ceramic tile, hand-blown glass shards, and lapidary. In fact, it consisted of upwards of 30 (!) separate glass tile mosaic sections. The piece required mounting to a porcelain tile wall at the base of a staircase, above the second floor landing. The bottom started at a height of 12 ft from the floor and at it's peak was 22 ft high.
The two-man crew utilized a genie scissor lift but it wouldn’t fit properly under the wall and at the base of the stairs. They then conceived and fabricated a custom wooden platform to enable the 3,000 lb lift to sit over the bottom stair tread, ultimately providing the needed clearance. Yet another example of the PCS team's ingenuity and creativity in the face of a complex project. And the proof is in the pudding. As Mandell raved, "Thanks again for all of your efforts. My piece was installed perfectly!"