Our Work in the Entertainment Sector

At McLaren Engineering Group, we can turn larger-than-life concepts into stunning reality. The process of engineering in a creative space challenges our entertainment engineers to push technical limits without compromising safety or aesthetics.

We redefine boundaries to provide state-of-the-art functionality, service and design—all while honoring our clients’ artistic vision.

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American Dream The Avenue Now Open

American Dream The Avenue Now Open
East Rutherford, NJ
The East Coast’s largest mixed retail, entertainment, and dining attraction, American Dream, in East Rutherford, New Jersey, officially opened…
Drama Book Shop Bookworm Sculpture Design
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Drama Book Shop Bookworm Sculpture Design

Drama Book Shop Bookworm Sculpture Design
New York, NY
Manhattan’s century-old Drama Book Shop, a mainstay of the NYC theatre scene moved, under new ownership, to West 39th…
Theme Park World's Newest Attractions
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Theme Park World's Newest Attractions

Theme Park World's Newest Attractions
FL
TEA Eastern Division recently brought members together for an exhilarating behind-the-scenes look one of the theme park world's newest attractions.…
Aerial Camera Support for the US Open
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Aerial Camera Support for the US Open

Aerial Camera Support for the US Open
Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY
The U.S. Open welcomed fans back for the first time since 2019 with Day One underway in Flushing Meadows, Queens. …
Little Island Park
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Little Island Park

Little Island Park
New York, NY
Little Island Park is NYC’s new philanthropically funded urban enchanted forest. Rising from the remnants of Pier 54, which was…
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Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia

Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia is a 2 million square foot, world-class entertainment concept like no other located in the middle…
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McLaren on NBC Today Show

McLaren on NBC Today Show
New York, NY
Tune in to see McLaren on NBC’s Today Show! Technically, it’s our engineering work on display for the…
Malahat Skywalk Adventure Net
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Malahat Skywalk Adventure Net

Malahat Skywalk Adventure Net
Vancouver, Canada
Malahat Skywalk is providing Vancouver Island visitors with the ultimate natural high. At the heart of the new outdoor experience…
Public Display - Rings Across America Exhibit
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Public Display - Rings Across America

Public Display - Rings Across America
New York, NY
To celebrate the opening of Tokyo 2020, Rockefeller Plaza in NYC, is a hosting ground for the “Rings Across America" tour…
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Temporary Staging Structures For Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest

Temporary Staging Structures For Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest
Coney Island, NY
Arguably America’s most iconic July 4th tradition, this year’s Nathan’s Famous Hotdog Eating Contest saw defending world…
Springsteen On Broadway
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Springsteen On Broadway

Springsteen On Broadway
New York, NY
Metaphorically Tougher Than the Rest, Springsteen on Broadway ushers in the return of Theater to NYC! After the pandemic shuttered…
Vital Climbing Gym Development
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Gym Development Vital Climbing

Gym Development Vital Climbing
Brooklyn, NY
A century-old timber and masonry Brooklyn warehouse development has undergone a multifaceted conversion into Greenpoint’s newest bouldering gym with…
Tribeca Film Festival Engineering
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Tribeca Film Festival Engineering

Tribeca Film Festival Engineering
NY
Tribeca Film Festival is ushering in NYC’s summer of live events! Kicking off tonight, the 20th-anniversary celebration is the…
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Art Exhibit Installation Celebrating Pride Month

Art Exhibit Installation Celebrating Pride Month
New York, NY
The vibrant art exhibit installation, RADIANCE Beams Pride, celebrates Pride Month 2021 with 42 rainbow-colored tubes prominently hung 70 feet across the…
DomeX LED Planetarium
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DomeX LED Planetarium

DomeX LED Planetarium
Salt Lake City, UT
A revolution in immersive planetarium and giant dome cinema, DomeX is transcending reality as we know it. This first-of-its-kind, fully…
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Production Rigging For TV and Film

Production Rigging For TV and Film
Production Magic...Behind the scenes, rigging systems are what help turn standard productions into technical marvels. Roof-hung truss assemblies serve…
LED Wall Bracing - All Elite Wrestling
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LED Wall Bracing - All Elite Wrestling

LED Wall Bracing - All Elite Wrestling
Jacksonville, FL
The drama-packed world of TV wrestling exudes excitement through impressive set designs, lighting, and staging. Dynamic LED walls are a…
Facade Consulting - Rain Forest Exhibit
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Facade Consulting - Aquarium Exhibit

Facade Consulting - Aquarium Exhibit
Baltimore, MD
Amplifying The National Aquarium’s geometric aesthetic, the iconic triangular glass facade that sits atop Baltimore’s Pier 3 building is…
I-95 Roadway Signage Replacement
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I-95 Roadway Signage Replacement

I-95 Roadway Signage Replacement
Baltimore, Harford, and Cecil Counties, MD
Along a 35-mile stretch of Interstate 95, roadway signage for 19 wayfindings were removed / replaced for two service areas north of Baltimore,…
ON Stage Kaufman Astoria Studios Sound Stages
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Sound Stages - Kaufman Astoria Studios

Sound Stages - Kaufman Astoria Studios
Astoria, NY
Established in 1920, Kaufman Astoria Studios was the original home of Paramount Pictures and the location for the production of over 100…
MECU Pavilion Renovations
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MECU Pavilion Renovations

MECU Pavilion Renovations
Baltimore, MD
McLaren Engineering Group has been performing renovations on the iconic MECU Pavilion, formerly known as Pier Six Pavilion, since we…
Signage at Citi Field
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Signage at Citi Field

Signage at Citi Field
Queens, NY
McLaren Engineering Group provided structural engineering services for the design of the structural steel framework that supports the 8 ft. by 50…
Music Venue Conversion - Brooklyn Steel
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Music Venue Conversion - Brooklyn Steel

Music Venue Conversion - Brooklyn Steel
Brooklyn, NY
From the foundation to the production grid to the outside facade, McLaren Engineering Group was part of the music venue…
60-FOOT AZIMUT YACHT TO TIMES SQUARE
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60-Foot Azimut Yacht to Times Square

60-Foot Azimut Yacht to Times Square
New York, NY
In celebration of Azimut-Benetti’s 50th anniversary, McLaren Engineering Group helped a 60-foot yacht make its way to the heart…
Burj Khalifa LED
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Burj Khalifa LED Light Show

Burj Khalifa LED Light Show
Dubai
The Burj Khalifa LED Light Show broke the Guinness World Record for the largest light and sound show on a…
Tornado Simulator Exhibit
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Tornado Simulator Exhibit

Tornado Simulator Exhibit
Chicago, IL
McLaren Engineering Group worked on the tornado simulator exhibit for the Museum of Science + Industry in Chicago, Illinois. Spectators step…
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Large Entertainment Venue - The Hall at Live!

Large Entertainment Venue - The Hall at Live!
Hanover, MD
A partially existing post-tensioned concrete parking deck has been transformed into a 3-level, 75,000-square-foot, steel-framed entertainment superstructure dubbed THE HALL…
Large LED Screen at Hudson Yards Pop Up
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Large LED Screen at Hudson Yards

Large LED Screen at Hudson Yards
Hudson Yards, NY
The Tribeca Film Festival teamed up with Hudson Yards to create an unforgettable outdoor movie experience for 2020, Backyard Big Screen. …
Kinetic Atrium at Wynn Macau Casino
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Kinetic Atrium at Wynn Macau Casino

Kinetic Atrium at Wynn Macau Casino
Macau, China
Interchangeable Kinetic Atrium McLaren Engineering Group engineered the award-winning (2009 Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement) Kinetic Atrium at the Wynn Casino…
Theme Park THEA Awards
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Theme Park Awards

Theme Park Awards
One secret behind theme park magic…the art of engineering. Some of the most epic and immersive work produced by…
TSX Broadway
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TSX Broadway NYC Rebuild

TSX Broadway NYC Rebuild
New York, NY
1568 Broadway is now dubbed TSX Broadway, a 46-story, 550,000 square foot world-class NYC rebuild. The building will feature a luxury hotel…
Broadway's Belasco_Photo Credit The Shubert Organization
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Broadway's Belasco Theatre

Broadway's Belasco Theatre
New York, NY
From iconic historic preservation to production work on some of Broadway’s hottest shows, McLaren’s Entertainment Engineering team has…
Contest Staging for Nathan's Famous Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest
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Contest Staging for Nathan's Famous

Contest Staging for Nathan's Famous
Coney Island, NY
Since 2010, McLaren Engineering Group has inspected and engineered the staging structures for Nathan's Famous annual spectacle of competitive entertainment --…
Pop Up Display - Peacock TV Rockefeller Center
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Pop Up Display - Peacock TV

Pop Up Display - Peacock TV
New York, NY & Universal City, CA
In anticipation of Peacock TV hatching, McLaren’s entertainment engineers designed a 4-story tall, 46 feet wide peacock sculpture to use…
Expert Insight

Pop-Up Drive-Ins and Safety

Pop-Up Drive-Ins and Safety
      Pop-Up Drive-Ins and Safety   William B. Gorlin, PE, SEVice President - Entertainment       Expert Insight   Are Pop-Up Drive-Ins really safe?…
Rumble – Boutique Fitness Engineering
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Rumble – Boutique Fitness Engineering

Rumble – Boutique Fitness Engineering
Philadelphia, PA
The McLaren Difference McLaren Engineering Group worked with Rumble Fitness LLC, a boxing-inspired group fitness class, to open several locations –…
WWE Studio Fit-Out
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WWE Studio Fit-Out

WWE Studio Fit-Out
Stamford, CT
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has recently tripled its space on Hamilton Avenue in Stamford, CT. For the past 19 years, they…
Round House Theatre Renovation
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Round House Theatre Renovation

Round House Theatre Renovation
Bethesda, Maryland
Round House Theatre, located in Bethesda, MD, reopened after an impressive 8-month, $9 million renovation. McLaren Engineering Group worked alongside the…
National Aquarium’s Floating Wetland Prototype
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National Aquarium’s Floating Wetland

National Aquarium’s Floating Wetland
Baltimore, MD
Part of the National Aquarium in Baltimore’s Master Plan is to transform the canal between Piers 3 and 4, in Baltimore’…
Texas Live! Entertainment Venue
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Entertainment Venue Texas Live!

Entertainment Venue Texas Live!
Arlington, TX
McLaren Engineering Group provided structural engineering services the massive entertainment venue, Texas Live!. The premier dining, entertainment and hospitality district…
News

Truss Structure Supports Victorian Lanterns in Immersive Experience on Broadway

Truss Structure Supports Victorian Lanterns in Immersive Experience on Broadway
New York, NY
Broadway is bringing audiences back into the 1800s with an enchanting production of A Christmas Carol at the Lyceum Theatre.…
Hayden Planetarium Glass Curtain Wall
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Hayden Planetarium Glass Curtain Wall

Hayden Planetarium Glass Curtain Wall
New York, NY
When the Hayden Planetarium underwent a full renovation in 2000, McLaren Engineering Group was part of bringing the historic NYC landmark…
News

Engineering Boutique Fitness Locations for ClimbZone

Engineering Boutique Fitness Locations for ClimbZone
MD, NJ, PA
McLaren is engineering boutique fitness locations for ClimbZone Franchising, LLC. Engineering two locations in Maryland, one in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and…
Rolling Stones Concert Tours
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Rolling Stones Concert Tours

Rolling Stones Concert Tours
Worldwide
Over the past three decades, McLaren Engineering Group has made its mark on music history with work on six Rolling…
Tina Turner Live in Concert Tour
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Tina Turner Live in Concert Tour

Tina Turner Live in Concert Tour
Worldwide
For Tina Turner’s world tour "Tina: Live in Concert", McLaren Engineering Group provide structural and mechanical engineering services for…
News

Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda

Highwire Live in Times Square with Nik Wallenda
New York, NY
Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in NYC for his next death-defying stunt! On June 23rd, LIVE on ABC, Wallenda and his…
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Barefoot Wine’s Shipping Container Treehouse

Barefoot Wine’s Shipping Container Treehouse
Fort Lauderdale, FL
McLaren provided structural engineering for Barefoot Wine’s touring Treehouse! Working in collaboration with CGS Premier, McLaren engineered two shipping…
Cirque Du Soleil’s KA - World’s Largest Custom Theatrical Machinery
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Theatrical Machinery for Cirque Du Soleil’s KA

Theatrical Machinery for Cirque Du Soleil’s KA
Las Vegas, NV
McLaren Engineering Group contributed technical and creative services for this multi-million-dollar, award-winning renovation of the MGM Grand Showroom in Las…
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Queen and Adam Lambert Tour

Queen and Adam Lambert Tour
Worldwide
McLaren Engineering Group provided structural and mechanical engineering services for the Queen + Adam Lambert 2017 world tour. The concert consisted of…
Two Light Luxury Apartments
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Two Light Luxury Apartments

Two Light Luxury Apartments
Kansas City, MO
McLaren Engineering Group provided full-service structural engineering design services for The Cordish Companies’ $120 million Two Light Luxury Apartments in downtown…
Sentosa Crane Dance
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Sentosa Crane Dance

Sentosa Crane Dance
Singapore
McLaren Engineering Group engineered an 80-foot-tall animatronic Crane Dance in Singapore. The figures are abstract representations of cranes, a bird…
Rigging La Perle at Al Habtoor City Theatre
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Al Habtoor City Theatre Rigging for La Perle

Al Habtoor City Theatre Rigging for La Perle
Dubai, UAE
McLaren Engineering Group provided engineering services on various theatre and show elements for the 2017 debut production of “La Perle” at…
Hudson Theatre Renovation
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Hudson Theatre Renovation

Hudson Theatre Renovation
New York, NY
McLaren Engineering Group provided a variety of structural engineering services for the renovation of the four-story historic Hudson Theatre on…
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Lady Gaga – Joanne World Tour

Lady Gaga – Joanne World Tour
Worldwide
McLaren Engineering Group provided structural and mechanical engineering evaluations of the stage equipment and performance lifts for Lady Gaga’s…
MGM Cotai Theater LED Wall System
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Video Wall System - MGM Cotai Theater

Video Wall System - MGM Cotai Theater
Cotai, Macau
McLaren Engineering Group provided engineering design services for the Hall of Stars Theater Video Wall System at MGM’s Cotai…
University of Delaware Center for the Arts - Photo Credit Ayers Saint Gross
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University of Delaware Center for the Arts

University of Delaware Center for the Arts
Newark, DE
McLaren Engineering Group provided foundation and structural engineering services for the University of Delaware’s 90,000-square-foot Roselle Center for the…
Live! Casino - Maryland
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Live! Casino - Maryland

Live! Casino - Maryland
Hanover, MD
Live! Casino Maryland, owned by The Cordish Companies, is the largest casino and entertainment venue on the East Coast with…
WTC Oculus Holiday Display
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WTC Oculus Holiday Display

WTC Oculus Holiday Display
New York, NY
McLaren Engineering Group provided engineering services for a 78,000-square-foot multilevel centerpiece to be put on display at the World Trade…
NYC Engineering Formula ePrix Racetrack Brooklyn Red Hook
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NYC Formula ePrix Racetrack

NYC Formula ePrix Racetrack
Brooklyn, NY
Formula E partnered with McLaren Engineering Group, D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp., the NYC Economic Development Corporation, and The Port…
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New Cultural Center

New Cultural Center
Columbia, MD
McLaren Engineering Group is providing structural engineering services on the $130 million New Cultural Center in downtown Columbia, MD that will…
Corning Museum of Glass GlassBarge
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GlassBarge - Corning Museum of Glass

GlassBarge - Corning Museum of Glass
NY
McLaren Engineering Group provided entertainment and marine expertise to transform a flat deck barge into a floating entertainment vessel capable…
Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba
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Cirque du Soleil La Nouba

Cirque du Soleil La Nouba
Orlando, FL
McLaren Engineering Group adapted Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba Bamboo Aerial Act in Orlando, Florida for use in a…
SeaGlass Carousel at Battery Park
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SeaGlass Carousel Engineering

SeaGlass Carousel Engineering
Manhattan, NY
McLaren Engineering Group provided carousel engineering services for a unique merry-go-round in New York City’s Battery Park. Patrons sit…
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Gondola Constructability Study

Gondola Constructability Study
Albany, NY
McLaren Engineering Group completed a transportation feasibility study for an aerial gondola that could connect the Albany-Rensselaer Train Station to…
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King Kong on Broadway

King Kong on Broadway
New York, NY
Lucky members of the McLaren team recently attended a preview of “King Kong” on Broadway. The screening was a great…
ARIZONA! – Public Artwork - Reg Madison Photography
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Public Artwork - ARIZONA!

Public Artwork - ARIZONA!
Scottsdale, AZ
McLaren Engineering Group provided structural and rigging engineering services to help engineer “ARIZONA!”, an 8-foot-wide crochet sculpture that appears to…
National Aquarium - Animal Care and Rescue Center
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Aquarium Animal Care and Rescue Center

Aquarium Animal Care and Rescue Center
Baltimore, MD
McLaren Engineering Group was hired to renovate an existing warehouse building, that occupies an entire city block, to house the…
Baltimore Engineering National Aquarium’s Blacktip Reef Exhibit
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Blacktip Reef Exhibit at the National Aquarium

Blacktip Reef Exhibit at the National Aquarium
Baltimore, MD
Blacktip Reef  is the National Aquarium in Baltimore's breathtaking, 265,000-gallon saltwater habitat. Replicating an Indo-Pacific reef landscape in the heart…
McLaren Television and Film
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McLaren in Television and Film

McLaren in Television and Film
We are excited about the work that we do behind the scenes on television and film production. For over 30 movies,…
John Golden Theater Renovations - NYC Broadway
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John Golden Theater

John Golden Theater
New York, NY
McLaren Engineering Group provided structural engineering services on the renovation of the historic John Golden Theater in Manhattan. Opened in 1927,…
Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest - Live Event
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Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest

Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest
Since 2010, McLaren has engineered and inspected the staging structures for Nathan's Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog-Eating Contest in Coney…
News

Phanatic's Rock Climbing Wall

Phanatic's Rock Climbing Wall
Philadelphia, PA
The Phanatic's Rock Climbing Wall opened Thursday for the Philadelphia Phillies home opener. Game goers can now climb to the…
Lyric Theatre
Media + Press

Photo Flash: Just Like Magic! Get a Look Inside the Renovated Lyric Theatre!

Photo Flash: Just Like Magic! Get a Look Inside the Renovated Lyric Theatre!
New York, NY
Take a look inside the renovated Lyric Theatre, which now hosts Broadway’s ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.’ McLaren…
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Fabiola Project

Fabiola Project
Houston, TX
McLaren Engineering Group provided structural engineering services to renovate the Byzantine Fresco Chapel at The Menil Collection in Houston, TX,…
Newark Airport Automated Signage
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Newark Airport Automated Signage

Newark Airport Automated Signage
Newark, NJ
Airport Retail Signs Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal C underwent a $120 million renovation to optimize consumer traffic and improve…
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Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour

Taylor Swift 1989 World Tour
Worldwide
McLaren Engineering Group provided engineering services for The 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift’s fourth world concert tour, which visited four…
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AOL Fashion Show

AOL Fashion Show
New York, NY
McLaren Engineering Group teamed up with FIRST Global Events Agency, Worldstage, BNW Rigging and Boyd Design to stage an outdoor…
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Mars Dome Cable Coaster

Mars Dome Cable Coaster
New York, NY
McLaren Engineering Group helped engineer the public debut of Tait Towers, Six Degrees of Freedom ride system for the “Mars…
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Superbowl Week Nomadic Live Event

Superbowl Week Nomadic Live Event
Minneapolis, MN
McLaren helped kickoff Superbowl week with Nomadic Live at The Armory in Minneapolis, MN! McLaren worked in conjunction with Solotech…
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World’s Largest Hammock

World’s Largest Hammock
Jersey City, NJ
McLaren Engineering Group assisted King Digital Entertainment, the creators of “Candy Crush”, to celebrate the launch of their new app, “…
Intrepid Museum - Shuttle Tent
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Intrepid Museum

Intrepid Museum
New York, NY
McLaren Engineering Group provided structural engineering for the Space Shuttle pavilion replacement, lighting upgrades, submarine display, and restoration shed at…
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McLaren on Broadway

McLaren on Broadway
New York, NY
As 2018 kicks off, McLaren continues its market-leading work in the national theater arena and most notably on Broadway shows. McLaren’…
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Hello, Dolly!

Hello, Dolly!
New York, NY
McLaren provided entertainment engineering services for the Broadway production Hello, Dolly! The musical opened in 2017 and tells the story of…
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Roger Waters ‘Us + Them’ Tour

Roger Waters ‘Us + Them’ Tour
Nationwide
McLaren Engineering Group provided structural and mechanical engineering services for Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters’ 2017 ‘Us + Them’ tour. In addition…
Disney Store Shanghai - Outdoor Plaza Clock Tower
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Disney Store Shanghai - Outdoor Plaza Clock Tower

Disney Store Shanghai - Outdoor Plaza Clock Tower
Shanghai, China
McLaren Engineering Group provided a full review and analysis of all mechanical and structural components of a 60-foot-tall Glockenspiel-style clock…
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Winter Village at Bryant Park

Winter Village at Bryant Park
New York, NY
McLaren Engineering Group provided structural engineering design services for the glass structures at Bryant Park’s Winter Village. Located in…
Event Engineering For Quaker Oats
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Event Engineering For Quaker Oats

Event Engineering For Quaker Oats
New York, NY
McLaren Engineering Group provided structural engineering for a temporary event structure built in Times Square for a Quaker Oats promotional…
Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods - Connecticut Engineering
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Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods

Tanger Outlets at Foxwoods
Mashantucket, CT
McLaren Engineering Group provided structural engineering services for the development of a 435,000 square foot, $120 million retail complex at Foxwoods Casino…
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Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812

Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
New York, NY
McLaren Engineering Group worked with Hudson Scenic Studios and Hudson Theatrical Associates to prepare the Imperial Theater on Broadway in…
Goldman Sachs Canopy
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Canopy Engineering for Goldman Sachs

Canopy Engineering for Goldman Sachs
New York, NY
McLaren Engineering Group provided canopy engineering design and detailing services on the sleek, modern looking shade structure attached to the…
Media + Press

The Science Behind Cirque du Soleil

The Science Behind Cirque du Soleil
Art and science collide at McLaren Engineering Group. The international firm has an entertainment department that works with groups like…