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. 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. … About Us Organization (KUTV) The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium broke ground Wednesday with the beginning installation of the 165-foot tall iconic structure called, "The Claw. " 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. The Claw will serve as a centerpiece at the aquarium… “The Claw,” one of the biggest single stages ever built, is going up at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper. DRAPER, Utah — A gigantic piece of music history is rising alongside Interstate 15 in Draper. 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. 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. 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. Aquarium officials project the Claw and other surrounding learning and play spaces will be in place by summer 2019. Back in 2009, the U2’s staff had an unusual idea: turn the band’s iconic stages into concert venues. 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 … 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. EECO, formerly known as The Claw, was lifted into place as a permanent installation Tuesday at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper, UT. 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. 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. Long before he even got to his seat at Camp Nou stadium, he caught glimpse of the Claw, the single largest stage ever constructed. Today, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is a 136,000 sq. Former U2 Stage, The Claw, to Become a Permanent Utah Landmark.