Salt Lake International Airport completes Phase 2, ready to dedicate ‘Peaks’ installation

Phase 2 includes 19 new restaurants and stores and 22 new gates for Delta Air Lines.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Phase 2 of the new Salt Lake City International Airport complex has been completed with the opening of the final 9 gates in Phase 2. Phase 2 includes 19 new restaurants and stores and 22 new gates for Delta Air Lines.

Salt Lake City International Airport services 90 non-stop destinations. About 17,000 people work at the airport, which is one of the few where 100 percent of the concessions are operating post-Covid. Phase 2 was opened ahead of schedule, as was Phase 1.

‘The Peaks’ art installation

Part of Phase 2 is an outdoor art installation called The Peaks, which greets visitors as they enter the airport. It will be dedicated in early November.

It was designed by Gordon Huether, who also designed the other large art installations at the new Salt Lake International Airport complex. The largest of the projects is “The Canyon,” but The Peaks has the greatest weight at 75 tons.

Gordon Huether’s other SLC International Airport art installations

Huether has created art installations at other airports, e.g. the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, Texas, but the installations at the Salt Lake City International Airport are his largest to date. The Canyon’spans 362 feet and uses composite fabric, aluminum tubing and 500 individual tensile membrane fins. “The Falls” is 65 feet tall. It greets you in the main terminal between the escalators.

All seven of Gordon Huether’s art installations at the airport highlight the natural landscapes of Utah.

The Peaks features five metal pyramids, which are all in place.

‘The Peaks’ in front of the Utah mountains

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