Legos? Submarines? Wedding Cakes? I can think of worse examples: i.e., the giant
taffy pull the Community of Christ built in Independence, MO. But all kidding
aside, we'd be better off concentrating on their purpose--which in most
cases, the architecture enhances (even though some of us, including myself, have
preferences one over another.)The "small talk" may be fun,
but the profound spiritual experience offered inside and out should be the thing
we remember and talk about most.
FT1/SS,I agree! Sometimes a compacted design can represent solidity,
firmness, and strength. I enjoy the design for it's unique quality (like
what I mentioned before), but I also like it for the same reason you mention.
As I look at the pictures / photo's of these beautiful Temples, it causes
me to compare with those here in Australia. Never-the-less, no matter what
they look like, the purpose is the same and that is all that really matters.
It is a beautiful temple. Even nicer, is that functionally it looks more like a
larger temple than the recent emphasis on small temples. That means; probably a
cafeteria, probably clothing rental, expanded laundry, simultaneous sessions,
etc. I love my small temple here in San Antonio, but I grew up with the large
temple in Mesa Arizona, so I know the difference in the services able to be
provided by a larger temple. The Saints in Meridian are probably very grateful,
I applaud the look, and the design! Besides, Cardston, Mesa Arizona, and the
Laie, Hawaii temples, have always been among my favorite designs. Now I get to
add Meridian Idaho to that list.
I love it! It looks compact and powerfull, just like the Submarines I've
The temple looks big and thick and more like an office building, attractive to
an architect, I give this design an e for effort.
@ HutteriteSee San Diego Temple.... very unLego-like. But
seriously this is about how I feel about cars. People rant and rave over their
cool design and I look at them and think. It's a car... a chunk of metal.
It gets me places. The purpose is what matters, not what it looks
Hutterite,First: Seriously? Who doesn't love legos?Second: I actually REALLY like this design. I've liked every design
I've seen. Rome and Pennsylvania are just awesome!Third: If you
saw a building that looked like it was made out of giant legos, would you not
want to go inside? I suspect you would. I would. I'm fairly sure the child
inside all of us wants a giant lego building.I know you don't
like my faith, maybe even us members, but a lot of skill and art goes into
making the temple a beautiful place. I invite you to enjoy our beautiful
structures even if you don't enjoy the company of those who build them.
Temple Square has a lot to offer, even if you avoid talking to anyone. It's
a great place simply for enjoying the grounds, the buildings, and the 'away
from downtown' feel. If you don't feel you'd enjoy it for any of
those reasons, I'd at least suggest it as a place of peace.
Hutterite: Some people are just so unhappy and bitter.
These facilities always take on dimensions as if they were constructed out of
basic lego blocks, or an assortment of similar sized cardboard boxes. It must a