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Entertainment Engineers Design Peacock TV Display

Jan. 17, 2020
January 16-19, 2020
Rockefeller Center, New York, NY
Entertainment Engineers Design Peacock TV Display

Peacock TV will be hatching in April 2020, providing content not only from NBC Universal (which includes USA Network, SyFy, Bravo, Telemundo and Universal Kids) but also Lionsgate and Starz. McLaren’s entertainment engineers designed a 4-story tall, 46 feet wide and 15,000-pound peacock that is on display at Rockefeller Center in NYC to promote Peacock TV, a free streamlining service.

Our NYC team engineered frames that hold the 15,000 feet of garland and 11,055 multi-colored LED lights. To create a supporting structure that is ‘invisible’ and satisfies artists’ vision, McLaren’s entertainment engineers designed a ‘grid’ of box truss resting on the ground to support the feathers, an internal tubular frame to support the bird’s body, and an assembly of Steeldeck®️ platforms with cladding to create the podium for the bird. McLaren reviewed the entire bird assembly for structural adequacy and sized the guy lines and ballast blocks that they attach to, providing stability for the structure.