In October 2008 I visited all thirteen Utah temples. It was then that almost all of the photographs were taken that appear in this series of posts. To download a photograph click on the image to obtain the full resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels with a file size of 3 to 4Mb.
Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Facts
Announced: 1 October 2005
Site: 11 acres.
Exterior finish: Light beige granite from China.
Temple design: ?
Total floor area: 60,000 square feet.
Dimensions: A single copper-clad spire soaring to a height of 193 feet, topped by a 9-foot statue of the angel Moroni.
Groundbreaking, site dedication: 16 December 2006, by President Gordon B. Hinckley.
Dedication: 22-23 August 2009.
Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Impressions
The first two photographs were taken on 16 May 2008 and the remaining on 14 October 2008. In May I was traveling back from a vacation in Zion National Park with my brother Mike taking him home along Bangerter Highway. I saw the Oquirrh Mountain temple under construction so I exited and took the photographs. It didn’t look much like a temple except that it was on a hill. If the yellow material is insulation, I wonder why the spire has to be insulated? By October I could see that Moroni was already in place and all the yellow material was gone. Perhaps it was protective wrapping.
The temple sits prominently on a hill and will been seen across the countryside when it opens. Being right off an exit of Bangerter Highway will give patrons easy access.
Other Utah Temples
Bountiful Utah Temple
Draper Utah Temple
Jordan River Utah Temple
Logan Utah Temple
Manti Utah Temple
Monticello Utah Temple
Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
Ogden Utah Temple
Provo Utah Temple
Saint George Utah Temple
Salt Lake Utah Temple
Vernal Utah Temple