Leaders of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints have announced plans to construct a $35 million temple.
The 65,000-square-foot building will rise in a spiral to a height equal to a 26-story building. Built on a steel frame with exterior walls of stone, it will house an 1,800-seat sanctuary and reception area. A two-story, 56,000-square-foot wing for offices and a temple school will fan out from the temple's base.Gene M. Hummel, RLDS presiding bishop, said groundbreaking is set for the spring of 1990, with completion by 1993.
"This is probably one of the most exciting and challenging projects that our company will ever undertake," said William H. Dunn, chairman of J.E. Dunn Construction Co., the Kansas City firm that will build the temple.
Dunn said he expects up to 1,000 jobs to be created during the construction.