Sentosa Crane Dance, Singapore

Sentosa Crane Dance (rendering)
Project Overview: 
The Sentosa Cranes are two articulated robotic sculptures located at Resorts World Sentosa in the Sentosa Harbor Front Precinct. The 100-foot tall figures are abstract representations of a pair of Cranes, a bird with a strong cultural significance in Singapore. More impressive still, the Cranes stand in the middle of Sentosa Bay, on a concrete platform on steel piles 200 feet off the shoreline of the resort.
McLaren's Role: 
With each “bird” weighing in excess of 150,000 lbs, a significant challenge was to produce graceful yet accurate and safe movements. McLaren worked with the owners, designers and prospective fabricators to develop structural and mechanical approaches that could satisfy the project budget, uphold the designer’s vision, allow shops to easily fabricate the structures, and withstand a highly unfavorable environment – an exposed saltwater marine environment within a major shipping lane is hardly ideal for precision servo-controlled mechanics or complex electronics – while delivering a reliable showcase event.
Service: 
Mechanical Engineering
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Structural Engineering
Service: 
Marine Engineering
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Conceptual Studies
Service: 
Computer Modeling
Service: 
Bid Phase Support
Location: 
Singapore
Client: 
Resorts World International
Project Type: 
Award Winning Project
Role: 
Prime
Contract Period: 
2007-2009
Construction Cost: 
N/A
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Location
Singapore

Client
Resorts World International

Our Role
Prime
Project Type
Award Winning Project

Contract Period
2007-2009

Construction Cost
N/A
Services
Mechanical Engineering
Structural Engineering
Marine Engineering
Conceptual Studies
Computer Modeling
Bid Phase Support