How big is the Phoenix Arizona Temple?

How big is the Phoenix Arizona Temple?

The temple, which is 27,423 square feet in size, lies on a 5.19-acre plot of land. One-story with a full basement. The spire stands 89 feet tall. The temple is designed in a regional deco style, with aloe stalks and petals as well as desert tree leaves serving as inspiration. It is estimated that the cost of construction was $3 million.

It was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley on May 6, 1980. At the time of its dedication, it was the largest temple built by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church has since completed larger temples, including the San Diego California Temple which was dedicated two years to the Phoenix temple's opening.

The temple was closed for remodeling from 2004 to 2008. It reopened on November 14, 2008.

Here are some more details about its size: The temple has a floor space of approximately 27,423 square feet (2,527 m²). Its exterior walls are 16 feet (4.9 m) thick at their base and 10 feet (3 m) thick at their top. It takes approximately 220 bushels of wheat to build a temple wall. The temple grounds include a school building with 44 classrooms, a gym, a music room, an art room, a cafeteria, a book store, a nursery, a pharmacy, a medical clinic, and housing for up to 1,200 students and teachers.

What is the smallest LDS temple?

With a total floor size of 47,224 sq ft (4,387.3 m2), three ordinance chambers, and six sealing rooms, it is the smallest of the three temples. The Cardston and Mesa temples were initially built to be around the same size, but an extension to the Mesa temple in 1974 increased its space to 113,916 sq ft (10,583 m2).

The Cardston Utah Temple was completed in 1992. It is located on a plot of land that used to be part of the Cardston Estate, which was donated to the church by Edgar and Emma Card Jr. before they moved to Arizona. The estate covers over 300 acres (1.2 km2) and includes natural areas, as well as agricultural and industrial facilities. The temple costs $20 million to build and can house 500 people at a time. It is the largest of the three temples by far and has nine ordinance rooms plus two large conference rooms for smaller meetings.

The Cardston St George Temple was opened in November 2001. At 45 stories high, it is the tallest building in South Jordan, and also the second-highest building after the Mormon Church headquarters in Salt Lake City. The St George Temple cost $100 million to build and can accommodate 14,000 people. It is divided into four levels, with an additional room on each level for small meetings or offices. A video display above the entrance shows a map of Israel with all the countries that have received Israeli flags marked in red. The white marks indicate countries that have been given temporary flags until further notice.

How tall is the tallest LDS Temple?

The highest spire is in the middle. It is the only temple in the world with five spires. It was built somewhat bigger than the Idaho Falls temple, with a floor size of 95,000 sq ft (8,800 m2) with four ordinance chambers and seven sealing rooms. The walls are of dressed granite with a light gray color and they stand 16 feet (5 m) high.

The building is officially called the "Mormon Church Temple". However, since it is not part of the church's administrative structure, it is more properly called the "LDS Temple".

It was opened for general public visitation on April 6, 1980. The cost was $150 million at that time; today this would be about $500 million. It is the largest building ever constructed by volume alone (excluding buildings like Buckingham Palace or New York City's Grand Central Terminal).

The spires were added between 1872 and 1876 to provide better illumination after nightfall. The original plan called for only three spires, but construction delays forced its extension. A total of 5,000 tons of stone from Utah and Illinois was used in their construction.

This temple has one of the most complex anointing rituals found in any temple. Each room in the ritual has an oil lamp that burns throughout the ceremony.

What is the square footage of the Los Angeles LDS Temple?

Los Angeles California Temple
DedicatedMarch 11, 1956 by David O. McKay
Site13 acres (5.3 hectares)
Floor area190,614 sq ft (17,709 m2)
Height257 ft (78 m)

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