Friday, August 31, 2007

The architect and the Elders...

What is this?

OK, it's obviously a model of a town...but what kind of town?

A $2 billion (with a B) kind of town.

Brandt Anderson, the 29-year-old owner of the Utah Flash (the Utah what?), has proposed an 85 acre Gehry-designed development for the town of Lehi. The development will include:

Shopping Center
Man-made lakes (one devoted to wakeboarding...seriously)
Sports Arena (underground!)

The state of Utah is bracing for warmer weather, as 85 acres of corrugated metal will undoubtedly impact the heat island effect.


In all seriousness, it'll be interesting to see what Gehry is going to do with this. They're already promising preservation, with 70+ acres of the site devoted to water and green space [Update: a conflicting report states that it will be 50%].

Read for yourself HERE.

Gehry, man/myth, speaks out about his plans HERE.