Entertainment News

Sea Glass Carousel at Battery Park

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The $16 million SeaGlass carousel brings 30 spinning, color-changing fish to Lower Manhattan.

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McLaren is an Innovator Level Sponsor for the PLASA Technical Standards Program


The Technical Standards Program (TSP) was established in response to the increasing number of industry members who were encountering situations where the lack of standards, or the imposition of standards developed outside the entertainment industry, were making it increasingly difficult to conduct business safely, efficiently, and profitably.

McLaren’s sponsorship, and ongoing participation in the standards writing process, will allow PLASA to continue to develop the leading standards-making program serving the world-wide Entertainment Technology Industry.

Published in Stage Directions Magazine

McLaren receives special recognition in “The Han Show Theatre” article, published in Stage Directions Magazine.

In the article, McLaren’s Vice President of Entertainment, Bill Gorlin, PE is quoted saying, “This project was real innovative, because the public is traveling on moving seating areas you need clean interfaces with the building’s architecture and the ability for people to exit at any point in the travel. It needs to be a relatively comfortable ride. It moves slowly — so slowly that the dynamics will never pose safety risks to the people.”

College Street Music Hall Renovation

McLaren provided engineering services for the state-of-the-art renovation of College Street Music Hall in New Haven, Connecticut. McLaren evaluated load rating of the gridiron, addressed safety at the grid pertaining to edge protection and ladder access clearances, and assessed the audio catwalk. McLaren also developed guidelines for acceptable rigging methods and loadings made into an easy-to-read grid plan and chart, for use by Riggers.

Temporary Structure for National Mall Trust Annual Benefit

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For the 8th Annual Benefit Luncheon, McLaren provided an engineering review of the temporary modular tent structure and supports for rigged scenery. The tent is a modular aluminum assembly staked to the ground and covered with fabric walls and roof and overlooks Constitution Gardens Lake. A collection of scenic geometric shapes, chandeliers, and lighting units are rigged from the roof. This event, being held on April 23rd, benefits the Trust for the National Mall, an organization dedicated to restoring, improving and preserving the National Mall.