The Joseph Smith Memorial building used to be the Hotel Utah. It was a joint venture between the church and a hotelier to have a classy hotel for prominent visitors in SLC. The LDS church later acquired full ownership of the building and re-purposed it.The two above don't look good at all. Specially the upper one. My biggest problem is the huge featureless box that composes most of the temple. Sure the front is nice, but the rest if big white box. I don't like that conference building style either. It is very blocky and featureless. The Joseph Smith building downtown is beautiful, but it's not a temple.
Basically temples are for worship in sacred ceremonies that are restricted to active believing members.So how many people get to go inside a temple and how often?
I get where you're coming from, but they serve different purposes. See here for some answers to the question as to what LDS temples are used for: https://www.mormon.org/faq/use-of-temples.Places like St. Peters and other beautiful cathedrals around the world still welcome the masses. Am I wrong that temples are almost always off limits? There a a lot of beautiful temples in this thread but if you can't visit them/use them it seems like a big waste or a way to dangle the carrot.
In terms of architecture, if you've ever been inside the LDS conference center at Temple Square, then you've pretty much seen what there is to see inside the modern LDS temples. It's nice enough but hardly inspiring. More like a nice, functional corporate building than architecturally inspiring. Now, the early LDS Temples are another thing with quite beautiful craftsmanship and design. The LDS Church long ago opted to tilt the balance toward function over form (modern LDS chapels are the quintessential triumph of functionality over form-boring, repetitive uninspiring, but very functional), though as I mentioned earlier, the pendulum is shifting a bit more in the form direction in some cases. But, this is understandable, as buildings cost a lot of money and with the number of chapels/temples being built, the current approach leads to significant economies of scale; building an architecturally distinct building each time would be cost infeasible.Basically temples are for worship in sacred ceremonies that are restricted to active believing members.
I get where you're coming from, but they serve different purposes. See here for some answers to the question as to what LDS temples are used for: https://www.mormon.org/faq/use-of-temples.
After construction and prior to the "dedication", temples are open to the public in an "open house" for tours. I see you're in Sandy, so not too far fro Provo. Right now the Provo City Center temple (formerly the Provo Tabernacle) is having such an open house. See here for info: https://www.lds.org/church/events/provo-city-center-temple-open-house-and-dedication?lang=eng. It talks about getting tickets, but if you don't have them you can still stop by and they won't turn you away.
The tour is about 30 min, I did it a few days ago.
If only there were buildings bigger than 1500 square feet that offers employment in Cedar CityI've enjoyed the new architecture on some of the temples under development and recently built. I like that it's starting to branch out from some of the typical 4-5 styles that have been traditional. There are still a few, like Star Valley, that are rather plain, but overall I've enjoyed seeing the new designs as they've been released.
Those are really cool ones.I've enjoyed the new architecture on some of the temples under development and recently built. I like that it's starting to branch out from some of the typical 4-5 styles that have been traditional. There are still a few, like Star Valley, that are rather plain, but overall I've enjoyed seeing the new designs as they've been released.
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You’re going to St. George? Dang. I gave a referral for someone who was looking for work in Bountiful of SL.It’s weird driving by that spot in Taylorsville. That stake center was there when I was a kid in that area. I played softball on that field. Probably played basketball in the gym too. Now the building is gone and they’re going to put a temple there.
one of the jobs I’m doing down in St. George is lIke 8 blocks from the new Red Cliffs Temple down there. Too bad I’ll be long done before they even get close to starting it.