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Remember the time we...made cranes dance?

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As part of our 40th Anniversary celebration, we’re revisiting 10 of our favorite projects and moments from the past 40 years. Here is number one!

Hudson Theatre Renovation

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The Hudson Theatre, now tagged as the oldest and the newest theater on Broadway, re-opened on February 11th for previews as Broadway’s 41st playhouse. After originally opening in October of 1903 on 44th Street and being used for Broadway productions for 60 years, the theater left the Broadway world and was used for other small performances and events. Luckily, rather than being doomed to demolition, the exterior and interior of the building were given Landmark status by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, allowing it to now make its triumphant return as a Broadway playhouse.

WTC Oculus Holiday Lights

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McLaren Engineering Group (McLaren) provided engineering for the holiday season display in the new main hall Oculus space at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in Manhattan. McLaren was engaged by WorldStage and Bentley Meeker Lighting & Staging to engineer the overhead truss assembly supporting the lighting and projection equipment, as well as the temporary rigging points anchored to the building’s roof rib structure that support the truss assembly.

New Broadway Hit - Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

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McLaren Engineering Group would like to congratulate all those involved in the new Broadway hit, “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” which opened Monday, November 14th at the Imperial Theater. “The Great Comet” impressed the audience with its immersive atmosphere, extraordinary set, and overall stunning production quality.

Winter Village at Bryant Park

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The holiday season is here…the Winter Village at Bryant Park is open.

McLaren conducted a structural analysis of three (3) large temporary tent structures clad in glass; these serve as the skating pavilion and the restaurant surrounding the skating rink. Design assistance was required to create these custom tents, that are constructed specifically to withstand New York City winters.