The historic carousel at Glen Echo Park in Montgomery County, Maryland, is undergoing major repair work this winter. For 99 years, the beautiful Dentzel Carousel has been the centerpiece of Glen Echo Park. The National Park Service is committed to preserving this still operational historical attraction and wants to ensure that it will continue to be the center of the park, and that the music of its lively band organ will continue to resonate throughout the park. Before Carousel Day on May 2, 2020, and just in time for its 99th year of operation, the roof will be replaced and repainted, and support structures will be replaced. Global Wrap pioneered the shrink wrap scaffolding process.
Global Wrap is pleased to be the part of this rehabilitation project. We installed an engineered scaffolding and truss system to enclose the carousel. Our crew then installed the Global Wrap 12 mil, fire retardant shrink film over the top and sides of the scaffolding to create a drum tight, seamless cover to contain the lead particulates from escaping out into the environment. The negative pressure and the 110 degree heating caused additional problems in addition to the winds coming off the river, but the project was another example of Global Wrap’s ability to solve the containment problem contractors have in doing abatement projects.