Most recommendedCapsaicin: Becaues it is an historical building
Just think of what a new modern building could look like. I don't
understand why they keep it.
To Lonster: Unless you are a faithful member of the LDS church you would not
understand God's will. Many times there are disasters and what comes from
them and out of them is so much better than it was before. As in life, when
there is tragedy and heartache something wonderful begins to grow and there is
peace and happiness once again...that is the way the Lord works.
"Lift where you stand." - Pres. Uchtdorf
The Caravan Moves On: You obviously do not know anything about this building.
There was a lower level and they plan on digging even deeper than that. As the
building is now it is not big enough for what they want to do.
A basement?Wow! Just WOW!I knew the Church was going to
save the building and convert it into a temple, but I did not know this was how
they were going to do it!This is too cool!!I, for one,
am GLAD that the Church is putting my tithing (and therefore the Lord's
resources) to use in this manner. The Church members in Provo, as a whole,
loved the Provo Tabernacle and were justifiably proud of it and the fire wounded
many hearts. How wonderful for the Lord to grant permission to retain the
'tabernacle' AND bless the city with another temple. It is truly a
win-win situation and yet another example of how the Lord can 'make
lemonade' out of lemons.The Church is true! Drive on!
EliyahuNot many temples are built in commercial districts, but
there's nothing wrong with merchants and developers taking advantage of the
economic development that occurs naturally around a destination site like a
temple. It doesn't make them greedy, just smart business developers.I'm sure that members visiting the Provo City Center temple will
enjoy having shops and restaurants nearby, and many people enjoy living close to
a temple.Let's not forget that the church just spent over $1
billion to build City Creek right across the street from Temple Square for
"A lot of interest has been piqued from developers and retail outlets
wanting to be associated with the temple,” I'm not LDS and
don't have a horse in this race, but it just seems wrong to me that the
developers and retailers nearby seem to view this primarily as an opportunity to
turn a profit from their church.
Go Big Blue!!!"I am as sentimental as the next guy,..."Apparently not if you're more concerned with cost than with
history.The Provo City Temple will a beautiful modern, yet
historical, building when completed.
MoJules: They aren't raising it. They are digging a basement under it.
I have fond memories of meetings in the old Tabernacle. Hopefully the
substitute temple will do the same for others.
I am as sentimental as the next guy, but this is serious waste of church
resources. The cost of saving this shell of a building and retrofitting it into
a functioning temple has to be way more expensive than leveling it and starting
from scratch.Perhaps the church is still trying to make up for
leveling the Coalville tabernacle in the middle of the night. The Coalville
tabernacle was still a beautiful functioning building. The Provo remaining
shell . . . not so much.
That is amazing, I didn't realize that they were going to raise it, it
really will be beautiful when it is complete, I hope I can get back to Utah
after 2015 and see it.
Just don't try to build it higher than 3 stories...the Provo NIMBY's
will be on you like ants on a picnic.
This will bring so many blessings to Provo. Far too many to count.
@TardisGo to the LDS Temples website, there are scores of
The Provo Temple isn't "generally considered" to be one of the
busiest temples. It IS one of the busiest temples. There needs to be some
better writing on the paper.
As much as I LOVE to see this news, it kind of saddens me a bit. I LOVE pictures
like this. How come in this day and age- where HD is practically commonplace,
that we can't get somewhat bigger pictures to view? I want detail! The D.N.
still doesn't provide on this point. :(I love you Deseret News.
Please, show the love back. lol