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Ground broken at new Living Planet aquarium site

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 2 2015 4:28 p.m. MDT

The site of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium at 12033 S. Lone Peak Parkway in Draper on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012.  The 136,000-square-foot, $20 million aquarium is scheduled to open in December 2013.  (Laura Seitz, Laura Seitz, Deseret News) The site of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium at 12033 S. Lone Peak Parkway in Draper on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. The 136,000-square-foot, $20 million aquarium is scheduled to open in December 2013. (Laura Seitz, Laura Seitz, Deseret News)

Rep. Tim Cosgrove, D-Murray, left, Jim Loveland, chairman of the capital campaign for the new aquarium building, and Brent Andersen, founder and CEO of Living Planet Aquarium break ground on Living Planet Aquarium's new 136,000-square-foot, $20 million expansion Wednesday in Draper.

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