Shrouded in scaffolding, he seemed to disappear in a dark abyss.
“As you all know, we had a scaffolding incident here at One World Trade Center,” he now said.
Today the church is wrapped in scaffolding and metal ribbons are holding its façade in place until someone pays to repair it.
mid-14c., "wooden framework used in building, etc., temporary structure for workmen to make walls," a shortening of an Old North French variant of Old French eschafaut "scaffold" (Modern French échafaud), probably altered (by influence of eschace "a prop, support") from chaffaut, from Vulgar Latin *catafalicum (see catafalque). Meaning "platform for a hanging" is from 1550s. Dutch schavot, German Schafott, Danish skafot are from French. As a verb from 1540s.