So, Rikkitikkitavi, are you also anxiously awaiting an angel Moroni statue on
the top of the Cardston Temple too? It's one thing to appreciate the
symbolism of the statue, but another to realize that it just doesn't fit on
a building with the design of the old Tabernacle.
Please pardon my irreverence: Compared against other temples, in the
artist's rendering photos, the angel Moroni on this temple appears
disproportionately huge. I expect that's because this temple's spire
doesn't rise nearly so high as other temples. Still, it's quite
noticeable. Just an observation.
For those who aren't LDS and are not anxious to have a temple in downtown
Prove: Be happy for a stroke of good luck. LDS temples, while usually met with
initial resistance by non LDS folks, are almost always a source of good fortune
for the economy. They usually help raise property values and bring in lots of
nice people. They are good for a neighborhood. Nobody says you have to be mormon
to appreciate the advantages of having a temple down the street from you.
I am so thrilled to have the temple grace the center of Provo's downtown.
I would be very interested in a downtown condo. My roots run very deep in the
center of Provo and to have the area rejuvenated in such a positive way is
indeed a thrill. You notice that the building next to the new Conference Center
has been completely remodeled and is now occupied by Google Fiber (another Provo
coup) and Joe Vera's Mexican restaurant (the best Mexican food in Utah
County). The trending upgrades will surely continue as the high-end apartments
and Nu-Skin projects escalate the momentum. I can see downtown shops contending
seriously for patronage as the stroll through downtown becomes evermore shopper
friendly. Christmas time will become magical with the charm of Provo's
revitalized Center Street blended with an infusion of energy from Nu-Skin and
the warmth of the temple. Nothing but positives here!!
@fowersjl:"Love that the Tabernacle is being restored by the LDS
Church."It shoulda been torn down and replaced with a new
structure."That gold leaf statue has great significance, but it
wasn't put on the earliest temples (Kirtland, Nauvoo)..."One of them had an angel as I recall... in the flying (prone) position."That is my wish...does anyone out there agree?"I
agree."Should we start up a petition???"No.
Waste of time.
We love the Angel Moroni on the temple! And, we love to watch the progress of
the temple. The LDS Church sets a great example to all of us - to always do our
best. The new temple is very beautiful and will be a great asset to downtown
Hate to break your bubble but there are TONS of us who anxiously await the Angel
Moroni on the downtown Provo skyline.
There is every good reason to believe that a rejuvenated downtown Provo, fueled
by the rebuilt historic Tabernacle into the Provo City Center Temple, will be an
amazingly upbeat, positive environment attracting young and old alike. Trendy,
hip, up-beat but with the Temple as it's epicenter bodes so very nicely for
downtown Provo. Literally raised from the ashes.
Love that the Tabernacle is being restored by the LDS Church. It will be
beautiful, but just wish they would leave off the Angel Moroni statue. That
gold leaf statue has great significance, but it wasn't put on the earliest
temples (Kirtland, Nauvoo), and it so does not fit with the architecture of the
Provo temple. (It isn't on the Mesa, Hawaii, Canandian temples either for
that very reason.) That is my wish...does anyone out there agree? Should we
start up a petition???
Being a native Provoan, this means the world to me.
Amazing. Thank you for keeping us up to date on this wonderful project.