The Big Game just keeps getting bigger each year. With the latest technology, interactive experiences and hi-definition coverage, the Super Bowl hype spans much farther than just game day. Mountain Productions contributed many services and structures to the event, including the Fox Sports temporary studio in Times Square, Under Armour’s House of Innovation, and the Verizon Power House at Bryant Park.
Anyone who has visited Bryant Park has most likely seen the iconic Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain. Mountain Productions was challenged with engineering a substructure that would completely conceal the fountain and support the video screen center structure.
Mountain Productions engineer Matt Griffith and project lead Tim Evans conducted a thorough site survey of the entire fountain to kick off the project. The survey determined if there were any obstructions that would need to be accounted for. Once complete, Mountain’s engineering department was able to accurately draw and engineer the location of the decks, as well as supply leg loadings to the Bryant Park engineers for approval. Steel plates sitting on neoprene rubber pads were used under each leg to support the weight, and the octagon shaped base fit perfectly over the fountain (so perfectly that you could forget it was even there!)
The result was an interactive and immersive fan experience, allowing visitors “to virtually ‘Suit Up’ in their favorite NFL team uniform, learn more about the NFL Mobile app, try out LTE Multicast…” and much more (Source: verizonwireless.com – Read full article here)