(KUTV) The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium broke ground Wednesday with the beginning installation of the 165-foot tall iconic structure called, "The Claw. " But adding “The Claw” — a 165-foot-tall, 190-ton stage component that rock band U2 used on its 360° Tour between 2009 and 2011 — well, that was just a bonus. ft. destination just west of I-15 at 12300 South. Former U2 Stage, The Claw, to Become a Permanent Utah Landmark. Aquarium officials project the Claw and other surrounding learning and play spaces will be in place by summer 2019. When Loveland Living Planet Aquarium founder and CEO Brent Anderson attended the U2 360° concert, he was awestruck by the stage and immediately interested when he learned that the structure was available. U2’s iconic 165-foot, 190-ton touring Claw stage from the band's 360° Tour has found its forever home at the Utah’s Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. In June of 2009, Brent Andersen - the founder and CEO of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Salt Lake City - headed over to Barcelona, Spain to see U2 kick off their 360° world tour. “The Claw,” one of the biggest single stages ever built, is going up at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper. Today, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is a 136,000 sq. DRAPER, Utah (APRIL 10, 2018) — A 165-foot tall feat of structural engineering will soon call the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium (LLPA) its new, permanent home. … The Living Planet Aquarium is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, dedicated to inspiring people to explore, discover and learn about Earth’s diverse ecosystems. Long before he even got to his seat at Camp Nou stadium, he caught glimpse of the Claw, the single largest stage ever constructed. DRAPER, Utah — A gigantic piece of music history is rising alongside Interstate 15 in Draper. Loveland Living Planet Aquarium Acquires Iconic Structure to Crown its Science Learning Campus Expansion. The band’s tour architect Mark Fisher told the BBC what he had in mind. The road to get there was really long. The 164-foot monster stage known as "The Claw" will reside permanently at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, just outside Salt Lake City. Back in 2009, the U2’s staff had an unusual idea: turn the band’s iconic stages into concert venues. The Claw will serve as a centerpiece at the aquarium… An additional nine acres was acquired to construct an outdoor plaza for special events, new interactive exhibits and science themed play areas, a 90,000-square-foot Science Learning Center, and an Eco Command Center that provides ecology-themed, interactive experiences. About Us Organization EECO, formerly known as The Claw, was lifted into place as a permanent installation Tuesday at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, UT. The 165-ft-tall, four-legged stage structure formerly known as The Claw has been erected as a permanent landmark at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in …