Entertainment News

Gondola over the Hudson to Albany Amtrak Station

McLaren announced today the launch of a transportation feasibility study for an aerial gondola that would connect the Albany-Rensselaer Train Station to downtown Albany – providing a new, reliable and efficient transportation option for commuters, visitors and tourists. Check out NEWS10's coverage below!

Congratulations Tony Winners

Two (2) Broadway shows, that McLaren’s Entertainment Division engineered scenic elements for, have each won two (2) Tony awards!

The Humans received Tony's for:

  • Best Play
  • Best Scenic Design of a Play

A View from the Bridge received Tony's for:

  • Best Revival of a play
  • Best Direction of a play

Philadelphia International Festival - Kinetic Tree Sculpture

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McLaren has completed overhead rigging of a Kinetic Tree sculpture for use during the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts this month. From the base 54 simplified branches, constructed from timber, are suspended and move both vertically and radially from the tree trunk through the use of an intricate overhead cable grid. The construction of the cable grid required temporary structural assemblies to be erected on top of 3 buildings.

Bill Gorlin Receives Above & Beyond Award

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Congratulations to McLaren's Vice President and Entertainment Division Chief, Bill Gorlin, on achieving his 2016 ESTA Above & Beyond Award for his work as chair of the Task Group that wrote a new North American standard for performer flying!

Click here to read more about ESTA Above & Beyond Award winners.

New ESTA Standards Approved and Published

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McLaren is honored to have contributed to the development of the first technical standard in North America for performer flying systems, which was recently approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)! McLaren's very own Bill Gorlin, Vice President of Entertainment, was the chair of the task group from the Entertainment Services and Technology Association (ESTA) Rigging Working Group who developed this standard.