Frank Gehry chosen to design the Lehi Utah development
At 78, and with all his success, Frank Gehry is in the enviable position to pick and choose his projects. His latest foray is the design of a mega sports entertainment complex in Lehi, Utah which, when built, will include the State’s tallest building.
The project, which has been approved, is the brainchild of Brant Anderson, a Utah based entrepreneur and owner of the Utah Flash, an National Basketball Association (NBA) development team.
Current plans call for a mixed-use development on an 85-acre site that includes an amphitheatre, a 450- foot high hotel, a shopping center, restaurants, and residences located around a man-made lake that will support wake-surfing and other water sports. There will also be a new, 10,000 seat arena for the Flash.
The project is estimated to cost $ 2 billion US. Groundbreaking is scheduled for next year.