I hope all of usgo there literally and virtually, more, and save our
ancestors.I hope this is a good missionary tool, too.Jesus is the reason. Our Father is the boss.
If I'm not mistaken, isn't the Assembly Room used on a weekly basis for the
General Authorities, the Presidency of the Seventy, the Twelve Apostles and
First Presidency to meet and discuss the world-wide Priesthood
responsibilites?Waaaaaay cool model! The detail is breath-taking!
A BRILLIANT idea!Hopefully, this will show that LDS temples are
neither 'secretive' nor sinister.I remember one woman I knew told
me, rather haughtily, that she thought LDS temples, and the Salt Lake temple in
particular, was ostentatious. I thought, "Good grief, lady! You ought to go
look at about 90% of the cathedrals in Europe!". The Salt Lake temple is
waaaaaaay less visually frilly or busy than those churches.Such is
life.She thought our temples were over-the-top in their interior
appointments, I just thought it was classicly beautiful.I'm sure
that's because I know temples are literal avenues to exaltation because of the
eternally binding work that occurs within, while she did not.God
When the entrance to the temple was moved to the east side (plaza side) the
addition there has a larger waiting area. There are plenty of benches and such.
There is also a room where children waiting during a relative's wedding can
watch videos, color, etc. This lobby also has doors leading onto the grounds
directly around the temple itself. Its a beautiful area.As for
children waiting to be sealed to their parents, I don't know if the children use
the same waiting area before going up to the sealing floors or if they wait
elsewhere. I'm very grateful that the church has done this. I enjoy
especially the fine detailing. It allows people to see just how much our pioneer
ancestors put into the temple and the artistry they were capable of.
To: OC GuyI believe the nursery and the waiting room are two
separate room. I could be wrong, though, and if I am, please, somebody correct
me. Several years ago, before I was endowed, my aunt was getting
married in the Salt Lake temple, and I waited in the waiting room. While I was
there, a mother with two young children was waiting to attend a wedding ceremony
as well, and her nieces and nephews had not shown up yet to watch the children.
I ended up babysitting them for over an hour inside the waiting room until their
cousins turned up. There were videos to watch, and there was a place for the
kids to color, but it wasn't a nursery. It was for people of all ages.I assume the nursery is a different room, used for different purposes, like
for children waiting to be sealed.
According to the 2010 Church Almanac, there are 562 total rooms in the Salt Lake
Temple. Looking at this cut-away, the 562 number seems way too high.
Is the nursery used for any children of patrons performing ordinance work? Or is
it more of a waiting area for children about to be sealed to parents? I was
under the impression that temples do not provide child care except for children
waiting to be sealed. Many time, relatives without Temple Recommends, who cannot
a temple sealing, are asked to care for the children of those attending the
sealing while the relative without the recommend waits outside a temple. So it
would seem that the "nursery" is a waiting area for children about to
participate in a sealing with their parents.
There still is a nursery, and a cafeteria, etc. Remember, there is an annex
attached to the temple. That's also where the big chapel and offices are. I used to work in the SL Temple years ago--such a beautiful building.
This model is amazingly detailed and accurate!
Where is the nursery located? Years ago I remember there was a daycare/nursery
provided for young children while their parents were being endowed. They were
then brought to the sealing room to seal the family.
Stunning!A picture is worth a thousand words; this is worth many
pictures.Excellence as usual from the Church!Please
don't publicize this display. Temple Square is already the biggest tourist
attraction in the state; it's about to get more crowded.
I am a retired Industrial Arts Teacher, (Woodworking) and am now a small time
building contractor and I am awestruck by the precision and detail of this
model. As is typical of anything the church builds, it is first rate and
absolutely beautiful.I have been in the Temple many times and can easily
recognize the rooms and halls and all the rest and am enjoying reminiscing about
being there.Thank you, I can hardly wait to see it in person.
and to think that it only took 117 years to get this set up.
That is very cool. I could spend a good amount of time at this display. The
detail is very accurate.
I have been in the SL temple many times. This is the first time I have really
Great idea!! Can't wait to see it!
Very neat to see it in this layout. I never knew the exact location of some of
the rooms, and it's nice to see an "open view" of where all the rooms are
exactly located. This temple has some of the most beautiful architecture and
rooms, and I'm glad everyone will be able to see it now (albeit in a small way).
What a wonderful FHE "tour" this would make!
That is amazing! I hope they keep it on display for quite awhile. That is so
cool to see how the rooms are organized.
Definitely a cool idea. Can't wait to see it next year. Maybe this
is prepping us for the next iteration of "temple convenience" - first the
"small" temples arrived a few years back... next up, the "virtual temple" that
you climb into in your basement!
This is SO COOL! The detail is amazing. I've been inside the SLC Temple many
times in my life but never visualized the architectural layout. For example, who
knew the baptistry was underneath the World room?! Not me. It's also cool to see
the Assembly Hall on the top floor - which is rarely used, and most members
don't even get the chance to see. WOW - kudos to the amazing artists that
created this. I can hardly wait to take my family down to see it in person. This
will be of tremendous value to both Latter-day Saints and non! What a precious
That is awesome!
Great idea! I'm not LDS but if this is open this weekend I would love to go and
see it. It seems a great way to share this wonderful building with people
without interfering with the worship that goes on inside.
That is the coolest thing ever! What a great way to open up a dialogue of why
the temples are so important to us. This is a great example of how our temples
are sacred, not secret. Well done!
Can I buy one?
Very good idea! Wonderful! I can't wait to see it!
Wow! This is awesome, thank you!
I'm glad you did this. Openness without being disrepectful to your Mormon views.
What an incredible work of art, and a great way to remove some of the mere
"mystery" so discussion can focus instead on the important things that happen
Right now I have only looked at the photo's, they are awesome, it takes me back
to 1975 when I first went through the temple. I will be in SLC in June with my
grand daughter, would love to show her this. Beautiful work, I would love to
see that done for other temples.
That's a pretty cool model! Wow.
What a great idea! I can't wait to "tour" the temple. Even though I have been
inside the Salt Lake Temple, I can't wait to see how the rooms relate to each
other, and "see" rooms that I haven't seen before. Love, love, love this!