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McLaren Helps Make Super Bowl XLVIII Events Safe and Successful

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Super Bowl frenzy has gripped the New York metro area and McLaren Engineering Group (McLaren) has been in the trenches; helping to make the myriad events and happenings safe and successful for all involved. McLaren has been involved with planning and the development of structural elements for many events throughout the city.

Tommy Hilfiger Holiday Display

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McLaren worked closely with American Christmas, Inc. (a holiday decoration company) to support their design for Tommy Hilfiger’s New York City store front holiday display. The major challenge was to anchor the ornamental structure to the existing structure without causing any damage to the limestone façade. The design solution was to go behind the limestone at the motor joints, to help secure the tubing for the garland and wreaths with snap toggle anchor bolts. Light gauge frame supports were added below the ornamental structure to hold the weight of the tubing and garland.

Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience Tour

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McLaren provided structural and mechanical engineering services for every element manufactured by TAIT Towers on this show. The automated bridge was by far the most advanced element on the show, which benefited from McLaren’s insights from the beginning of the development process. For the automated bridge, McLaren engineers were involved from concept development through fabrication providing design assistance and engineering to aid the design process.

McLaren Engineers TED BAKER Fifth Avenue Merry Kissmas Mistletoe Display

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McLaren engineered the outdoor Mistletoe holiday display that hovers above the main entrance of Ted Baker’s Fifth Avenue New York storefront in Midtown Manhattan. The mistletoe sculpture required substantial reinforcing to be able to support winter effects of snow, wind, and ice. In addition, the existing building structure had limited capabilities for structural support and little time to investigate and execute the work in an active retail store.

McLaren PLASA Member Bill Gorlin Awarded Volunteer of the Year

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William Gorlin - VP Entertainment