Historic Pier 53’s Unique Land Buoy Stair

historic-pier-53 This past summer, Salter Spiral Stair was involved in the construction of Philadelphia’s newest waterfront park. Pier 53, located along the Delaware River, adjacent to the Washington Avenue Green Park, features a 55 foot tall “Land Buoy” structure constructed by Salter Spiral Stair. The free standing structure features a hot-dipped galvanized finish that adheres to the rigorous specifications of ASTM International A123, a six foot diameter, custom line railing and a forty seven foot center pole. Forty seven feet of the structure was manufactured by Salter and the remaining seven feet is made up of a seven foot beacon with solar power provided by SolarOne. The beacon at the top of the stair represents light, hope and the storied past of the park. Historian, Harry Kyriakodis, notes that the Washington Avenue Pier was a shipbuilding site during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812; a significant port during the Civil War; part of the nation’s first Navy Yard; an immigration pier; a municipal pier; and is now a waterfront park. The Pier is best known for its operation as an immigration port and if often referred to as ‘The Ellis Island of Philadelphia’. It was at this place exactly that over a million immigrants entered America between the 1870’s and the mid 1920’s. To learn more about the new Pier and its storied history check out WashingtonAvenueGreen.com

The Grandview Crab Shack Cottage Gets an Upgrade


Grandview was first created in 1946 by a master carpenter named John Mason. He built it for his wife and his son as their family home. There are two cottages available at Grandview for people who want to experience Mathews County’s Chesapeake Bay in Virginia. It is a great source for relaxation and privacy.

If you have ever had an interest in touring Virginia, staying at the Grandview is an excellent idea, especially if you are looking for an incredible bed and breakfast setting.

The Crab Shack Cottage is a one bedroom and one bath cottage, where you can find an absolutely astonishing spiral staircase that has been installed by the experts at Salter themselves. This spiral staircase swirls upward to the master bedroom and was completely customized for Grandview on the Bay.

The beautifully crafted spiral staircase located in Grandview on the Bay is made out of wood. In addition to wood, there are other materials that can be used to build a staircase, such as steel, iron, and aluminum.

If the spiral staircase at Grandview on the Bay has inspired you to purchase a staircase, you will want to make sure that you choose the proper tread style, tread coverings, tread sleeves, balusters, and more for the look you wish to create.

Your spiral staircase can be for industrial, commercial, or residential purposes. No matter what, a spiral staircase will instantly add appeal to your property, business, or building. Take the Grandview on the Bay, for example; their installation has made the time spent at the Crab Shack Cottage an aesthetically pleasing one.