From Brent’s desk:
Re: LED wall installed and more tanks filled at The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
It’s going to be an exciting year for all of us at The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. We are busy putting the finishing touches on the aquarium and getting all the tanks ready for their new aquatic inhabitants.
The new aquarium is on a world-class scale, and will be a top tourist attraction for our state and the Intermountain West. The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium will be 136,000 square feet. Most of the aquariums of this size have cost well over $50 million, but through innovation, value engineering and support from many local firms we have been able to reduce that by half, something never accomplished before.
We recently tested our new LED building skin technology, which is on the south side of the building and is a one of a kind invention, unlike anywhere else in the country. I conceived the concept in 2009 and built prototypes with our talented team and finally saw it installed a few weeks ago.
Another visually intriguing feature that’s coming together at the new Aquarium is our 40-foot whale shark sculpture. It is a lifelike replica and is among the largest whale shark sculptures in the world. Local artist and sculptor Stephen Kesler is the creator of the sculpture, which will be suspended in the lobby of the Aquarium. He was commissioned by the aquarium to concept, design, and sculpt this display featuring the whale shark as well as four 12-foot manta rays.
We are hearing that everyone is very excited to come see the new aquarium, and we cannot wait to share it with you! Thank you for your patience as we complete the aquarium, for your support for so many years and especially for believing in us.
The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium