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Published: Wednesday, Sept. 26 2012 3:45 p.m. MDT

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I've seen this building and it kind of reminded me of the one in cardston. Is there a reason they're somewhat monolithic in architectural style? The lines are clean but it's not a style that I'd call grand or elegant or inspiring, as architecture. I was just curious, and I realise architecture, as an aesthetic artform, is subjective.

AZRods
Maricopa, AZ

mightymit, I'm surely impressed that while you can't spell, you continue to comment on each temple dedication.
Must be boring in your little world.

Wyomingnative
Wilson, WY

I had a friend who recently told me that many of the modern LDS temples look like "glorified funeral homes" to him. Oh boy. That has got me to thinking. The architects need to do something different. I was disappointed in the Palmyra Temple as it definitely does not blend well with the 19th century architecture of the Palmyra, New York Township. Call me old fashioned but the older Temples from the 19th century to the mid 20th century are most often the most beautiful and magnificent. The Cardston, Alberta Temple is very unique in design and none of the modern temples look anything like that very unique and beautiful building. It would be amazing if each and every temple had a different and non-typical design. The Calgary Temple looks like yet another cookie cutter temple design that is simply another variation on the same theme that has been going on for about 25 or 30 years. Perhaps it is a culture of uniformity that has influenced the modern temple designs.

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