Super Bowl XXXVIII Halftime Show Stage

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was tasked by MTV Networks to provide structural and mechanical engineering and design for the Halftime Show Stage.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided structural and mechanical engineering design, analysis and review services for the portable staging used in the Halftime show. The show featured six curved steel trusses made from chrome-moly steel that supported banners and either dancers or lights. The centerpiece was a two-stage cable lift with a kabuki curtain used to reveal the star singer. The towers and lift were mounted to and supported by rolling stage carts. The six towers sat on pivot frames and were hauled up into place by manually operated rope rigging. Critical project parameters included fast-tracked design and construction, low total weight, small collapsed size for storage and transport, and rapid set-up time.
Service: 
Mechnical Engineering
Service: 
Structural Engineering
Location: 
Houston, Texas
Client: 
MTV Networks
Project Type: 
Stage Design
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2003-2004
Construction Cost: 
$5,000,000
Image: 
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Location
Houston, Texas

Client
MTV Networks

Our Role
Prime
Project Type
Stage Design

Contract Period
2003-2004

Construction Cost
$5,000,000
Services
Mechnical Engineering
Structural Engineering