HSC Builders & Construction Managers was pleased to partner with Penn and vital trade partners in a three-day, high-tech maneuver to move the Penn Museum’s sphinx – part of the museum’s multiyear Building Transformation project. Superior Scaffold Services provided scaffolding and the ramp for the move.

The Penn Museum’s 12.5-ton sphinx had a monumental 300-foot journey. Hundreds of spectators watched the 3,000-year-old sphinx move from its 1926 Lower Egyptian Gallery perch to a new location at the main entrance.

 

From Penn Today:

“In the end, it took about six minutes for a team of half a dozen people to pull and push the colossal red granite sphinx, riding on a pillow of compressed air along an elevated wood runway in an outdoor courtyard, on the last leg of its 300-foot, three-day journey.”

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