Gov. Gary Herbert says he hopes 'natural curiosity' about construction will draw visitors in, not away
it will be overwhelming for those in the construction industry to be able to
view old construction practices es of seismic upgrades are always great to see
long ago compared with today's idea's
Making the wall into a fence (although fence seems not quite the right word)
will be amazing for pedestrians along North, South, and West Temple, giving a
view of the amazing grounds rather than just a forbidding wall. I also think
the fence, and the arrangement of the new buildings and entrances will also make
the Temple more the visual central point of Temple Square as it should be.
@lost in DC: I took Jackie's comments quite differently. They were gracious
and I agree that taking down the wall is a great move that will help draw more
visitors and be more inclusive.
Of course jackie is not as complementary or as excited in her comments as is
Herbert. And her swipe at the wall around Temple Square was unbecoming, but not
unexpected.Thankfully she will not be mayor when the massive
economic boon the open house will bring occurs.
Imagine that in four years, when this temple which has been closed to the public
everyone's entire lifetime, being far more iconic to the general population
throughout the nation and the world than any other temple, when open houses are
held -- the dates for open houses will be extended well beyond the normal
amount, the crowds coming to tour it will be a boon to Utah And SLC tourism
dollars and make up for losses over the next four years. Also that the
dedication, beyond even when the Nauvoo Temple was reconstructed and dedicated,
will be huge church worldwide event. This is exciting!