Why are Mormon temples so ugly?

UB

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The Manhattan temple is probably the worst of the worst but all things considered, does Scientology have a temple in downtown Manhattan? Does anyone?
The Mormon temple is not in downtown, either. It's Central Park West.
 

Witty Username

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I live in STG where you see those hideous 'stake' type churches around every bend. I wouldn't mind them as much if they didn't lay downs thousands of square feet of barren grass as to waste a bunch of water on in a desert climate.
 

Zulu

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I live in STG where you see those hideous 'stake' type churches around every bend. I wouldn't mind them as much if they didn't lay downs thousands of square feet of barren grass as to waste a bunch of water on in a desert climate.
They did change the landscaping on the 700 south chapel to be more dessert-scape!
 
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Witty Username

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Great, it needs to be done with every one of their churches down here in STG. We will be shortly having a water crisis and seeing that stuff really chaps.
 

Coloradojazzfan

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I don't know what the OP was talking about, this is some of the most excellent architecture I have seen.

It inspired me to look up some more info and I found a quote by Frank Lloyd Wright who dubbed the Salt Lake Tabernacle as "one of the architectural masterpieces of the country and perhaps the world."

I guess apparently the roof of the building was built without nails and it said the building is considered nearly "acoustically perfect"... pretty cool, keep up the good work Mormon dudes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lake_Tabernacle

I thought this one was really cool, I actually remember seeing this one many years ago when I took a trip to California...

 

UB

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I don't know what the OP was talking about, this is some of the most excellent architecture I have seen.

It inspired me to look up some more info and I found a quote by Frank Lloyd Wright who dubbed the Salt Lake Tabernacle as "one of the architectural masterpieces of the country and perhaps the world."

I guess apparently the roof of the building was built without nails and it said the building is considered nearly "acoustically perfect"... pretty cool, keep up the good work Mormon dudes.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salt_Lake_Tabernacle

I thought this one was really cool, I actually remember seeing this one many years ago when I took a trip to California...

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[video=youtube_share;eO5t4U7ajiI]https://youtu.be/eO5t4U7ajiI
 

jimmy eat jazz

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Aside from the one downtown, Mormon temples are absolutely terrible looking. I am sick of staring at those eye sores every time I leave my house. Can't you at least put forth SOME effort into their design. Sheesh.

Edit: Specially the one in Provo. That one is the worst.
Yep Provo temple is ugly. But keep in mind that it was constructed in the 70s the era of multi-use generic sports stadiums and the leisure suit. The 70s were a wasteland of fashion, architecture, and taste. The LDS Church also went through a phase with scaled-down functional designs (e.g., Boise) that leave a lot to be desired, but it appears to have rebounded lately. Personally, I'm not wild about the modernistic designs in so many temples (e.g., San Diego, Portland, DC), but that's just personal taste. I like classic, timeless designs, like the SLC, Logan, Manti, and St. George, and Nauvoo, but they also cost a lot more to build these days, I think.
 
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