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McLaren Helped Conceive The Han Show Theater and Show Infrastructure

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This unique theater, designed by the late Mark Fisher of Stufish Entertainment Architects, was inspired by the iconic Chinese Red Lantern and built to host The Han Show. Collectively, the unique elements of show create a sensory experience like no other.

McLaren worked in conjunction with Theatre Projects Consultants to develop schematic designs for major, unique show elements and theater infrastructure, including:

World AIDS Day (Red) Concert Stage

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McLaren provided engineering for the "World AIDS Day (Red)" performance on December 1, 2014. McLaren worked in conjunction with Tait Towers to develop a temporary stage that was rapidly deployed in the overnight hours in Times Square for a surprise free concert by U2 with Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin providing the vocals. The stage assembly was built in large modules that offloaded from trucks, providing inherent ballast and support for the stage equipment and stage roof.

McLaren's Entertainment Division Chief Pens Key Chapter in New Book 'Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century'

AUTHOR: John Eccleston

"Structural engineers can be helpful collaborators with designers, technical directors, riggers, and stagehands when developing entertainment designs. The engineer visualizes the load paths and stability of the system, ensuring safety and hopefully improving the ease of use and cost," writes William B. Gorlin, P.E., S.E., in a new book "Entertainment Rigging for the 21st Century: Compilation of Work on Rigging Practices, Safety, and Related Topics."

Rocky On Broadway

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McLaren performed structural engineering on various scenic elements and rigging for Rocky Broadway. Rocky Broadway is a musical based on the 1976 movie Rocky. It tells the story of a boxer who lives the American Dream.

Wibar is now open at LaGuardia Airport Delta Terminal C

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Wibar is an upscale wine bar featuring a canopy chandelier that is now the centerpiece of the terminal. The chandelier creates a canopy above the entire space, both collecting and reflecting light to create a transforming experience for the viewer. This custom designed canopy is made up of a delicate metal frame suspended from above, and supports more than 1,100 custom fumed glass blue crystals.