Roof, tower for Provo City Center Temple add to downtown buzz (+photos)

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  • M. Butler Brooklyn, NY
    Dec. 4, 2013 9:53 a.m.

    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.

  • Dante Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 3, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    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.

  • Rustymommy Clovis, NM
    Dec. 2, 2013 8:43 p.m.

    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.

  • Snark Provo, UT
    Dec. 2, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    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!!

  • Mr. Bean Phoenix, AZ
    Dec. 1, 2013 4:58 p.m.

    "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.

  • Martin Handcart Descendant Azusa, CA
    Dec. 1, 2013 3:58 p.m.

    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 Provo.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    Dec. 1, 2013 3:07 p.m.

    Hate to break your bubble but there are TONS of us who anxiously await the Angel Moroni on the downtown Provo skyline.

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    Dec. 1, 2013 9:25 a.m.

    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.

  • fowersjl Farmington, Utah
    Dec. 1, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    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???

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Dec. 1, 2013 7:45 a.m.

    Being a native Provoan, this means the world to me.

  • Serenity Manti, UT
    Nov. 30, 2013 11:57 p.m.

    Amazing. Thank you for keeping us up to date on this wonderful project.