I thought they were going to run with my suggestion and designate this as the
"Utah Pioneer Temple" !?Well, although the official name has
already been announced, it's NOT too late (until the groundbreaking
ceremony) for the Church to change it's mind! ;^)
OK, I have a question. It was supposed to be a rebuild of the original. No?
If you're just going to build a modern building just knock down this
beautiful building and you have desecrated the Coalville tabernacle, etc.Build it in the shell that was the Provo Tabernacle!!!
This is so exciting for Provo! With this new building, the new convention
center, and the Nu Skin building, downtown Provo will look amazing! Hoping it
will boost business there too!
RE: ExDixieIte @ 9:05 pm---No. It's not a "rebuild" in
the shell of the old tabernacle. My understanding is that the OLD structure
will be totally demolished. The new temple will be build from scratch, and from
the footings-up, using all new materials.It will just LOOK *almost*
identical to the original tabernacle (with the exception of the Angel Moroni
statue on top of the new central spire.)Sorry, but I have NO clue
what you're saying about the "desecrated ... Coalville
It's exciting to think that in the new two years plus that corner will be
renewed with a beautiful Temple. How blessed we are as members of the Church to
have them close to us. Life is good!!!!!!
If the photo included in this article of the new temple is accurate, then
I'm satisfied. It would be great just to magically repair the building as
it was five years ago and strike it with a wand and 'Poof', it's
a temple. I have great sentimental attachment to the Provo
Tabernacle as well. I attended stake conferences there as a boy. A friend of
mine was baptized there. But if this is what it is going to take to save the
image of this city corner, then do it. It will serve no purpose to leave it as
a hollowed out shrine for pilgrims to visit on their way to General Conference.
This is a living church.