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http://www.ldsmag.com/youtube/in-reverence-of-holy-places I love this vid! I also like the video montages of individual temples at http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/. What is it about the temple that makes you ponder the things of eternity? What about it makes you long for Home?
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My only beef with the video was that they included the Provo Temple. That thing looks like it should be ready to launch back to its home planet. Otherwise, I love the vid and I love the unique structures of various temples. I'm not such a fan of the "standard" look that many of the temples have from President Hinckley's era but I can understand why they were built in such a way.

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My only beef with the video was that they included the Provo Temple. That thing looks like it should be ready to launch back to its home planet. Otherwise, I love the vid and I love the unique structures of various temples. I'm not such a fan of the "standard" look that many of the temples have from President Hinckley's era but I can understand why they were built in such a way.

Give it time, if they have redone the Ogden temple, I suspect they will eventually redo the Provo one once they get the downtown Provo temple going.
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That is Extreme Makeover: Temple Edition! Good call church leadership!

While the remake is beautiful of course, I do think we should keep some of the historic architecture and just upgrade the interiors. I'll really be disappointed if they change St. George... or Manti...

GG

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While the remake is beautiful of course, I do think we should keep some of the historic architecture and just upgrade the interiors. I'll really be disappointed if they change St. George... or Manti...

GG

The historic ones are protected, look at how hard they are working on preserving the look of the Provo Tabernacle even though it was pretty much toast. It is very strange to drive by it and see this shell of a building suspended above a hollowed out foundation.

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They made the mistake of totally gutting the Logan temple when they renovated it to update it...apparently someone at a lower level made the decision from the rumours I heard and they got in major trouble when it was made known too late. Chances are since then there is a much more hands on approach from the top in order to keep the historical quality of the temples intact where it is seen as important. The Manti temple which was renovated just a few years later was treated with kid gloves to keep its historical qualities.

The Logan Utah Temple is the only temple to be completely gutted and rebuilt inside. The two-year project replaced the progressive-style ordinance rooms with motion-picture ordinance rooms. President Spencer W. Kimball, who rededicated the completed temple in 1979, regretted the need to reconstruct the interior because of the loss of pioneer craftsmanship.

http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/logan/

I don't see the Ogden or Provo temples as being structurally of heritage value.

I forgot to mention there was a comment made a couple of years ago that the Provo temple wouldn't be considered for renovation until the Payson temple was up and running.

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I always hope they don't let any temple look even remotely like the FLDS one. But too late, and something that couldn't be helped is the Manti temple which was apparently a model for the FLDS temple. But of course they didn't do a very good job, the Manti temple is far more beautiful and the FLDS one doesn't hold a candle to it. The Manti is where my parent's were sealed.

http://flds101.blogspot.com/2009/05/flds-101-history-temple.html

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I always hope they don't let any temple look even remotely like the FLDS one. But too late, and something that couldn't be helped is the Manti temple which was apparently a model for the FLDS temple. But of course they didn't do a very good job, the Manti temple is far more beautiful and the FLDS one doesn't hold a candle to it. The Manti is where my parent's were sealed.

http://flds101.blogs...ory-temple.html

Visually (at least to to my eyes), there isn't much that seems all that similar to the Manti Temple. According to this article, the Nauvoo Temple was actually the model for the FLDS. The lower snub-nosed single tower on the front, coupled with the alternating round and rectangular windows seem to bear that out.

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I always hope they don't let any temple look even remotely like the FLDS one. But too late, and something that couldn't be helped is the Manti temple which was apparently a model for the FLDS temple. But of course they didn't do a very good job, the Manti temple is far more beautiful and the FLDS one doesn't hold a candle to it. The Manti is where my parent's were sealed.

http://flds101.blogs...ory-temple.html

It doesn't look much like a temple to me, more like a fort with the four corner towers. Reminds me more of some Catholic buildings I've seen in the past than any mormon ones.
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You smart aleck! It probably functions similar to those of the muggy and swampy south. When I think of the Georgia or Alabama temples I think of the Legion of Doom's fortress from DC comics.

No Atlanta is on North side of Chattahoochee River...God's country.
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