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Timeline

Announced

Date   16 February 1998 [1][2]
By   Gordon B. Hinckley [2]
Position   Prophet President [2]
Via    Member Meeting, Accra Independence Square [2]

Groundbreaking

Date   16 November 2001 [1][2][3]
By   Russell M. Nelson [1][3]
Position   Apostle [1][3]
Attending  

Open House

Dates   3 December – 20 December 2003 [1][2]
Days   16 [counted]
Visitors   24,633 [2]
Per Diem   1,539 [calculated]

Open House

Dates   [5]
Participants   ~2,000
Stakes  
Location   Accra Sports Stadium [5]
Title   A Day of Celebration [5]

Dedication

Date   11 January 2004 [1]
By   Gordon B. Hinckley [2]
Position   Prophet/President [2]
Sessions   3 [1][2]
Attending   5,311 [1][2]
Per Session   1,700 [calculated]
Dedication Order   117 [chronology]
Dedicatory Prayer   [6]

Commencement

Date   Monday, January 12, 2004

Presidents

George B. Afful 2012 – Current [8]
Julian P. Breillatt Jr . 2009 – 2012 [7]
John C. Riding 2006 – 2009 [9]
Grant Gunnell 2003 – 2006 [10]

Specifications

Location

Physical Address

57 Independence Avenue
North Ridge
PMB CT 209, Cantonments
Accra
Ghana
[11]

Mailing Address

57 Independence Avenue
North Ridge
PMB CT 209, Cantonments
Accra
Ghana
[11]

Phone

Phone   (233) 302-650-113 [11]
Fax   (233) 302-764-121 [11]
City   Accra
County  
State  
Country   Ghana
GenCode   ACCRA

Dimensions

Height

Official
Meters   [calculated]
 Feet   27.43
Estimated
[Modelling Tools]
Meters   90
Feet  

Height Sans Moroni

Official
Meters   [calculated]
Feet  
[Modelling Tools]
Meters  
Feet  

Height Sans Spire

Official
Meters   [calculated]
Feet  
[Modelling Tools]
Meters  
Feet  

Width

Official
Meters   44.81 [calculated]
 Feet   147 [2]
Estimated
[Sat Image measuring tools]
 Meters   34.44
Feet   113

Length

Official
 Meters   57.91 [calculated]
 Feet   190 [2]
Estimated
[Sat Image measuring tools]
 Meters   57.91
 Feet   190

Official Area

Meters   1625.8
Feet   17,500 [2]
Above   1
Basement  

Church Owned Property

Official
Meters2   ‪24,281.14‬ [calculated]
Acres   6 [2]
Estimate
[Sat Image measuring tools]
Meters2   ‪37,514.36‬
Acres   9.27

Temple Plat

Estimate
[Sat Image measuring tools]
Meters2  
Acres  

Coordinates

[Sat Image measuring tools]
Latitude   5.567575
Longitude   -0.193584

Elevation

[Sat Image measuring tools]
Meters   44.39
Feet   145.6

Temple Rotation

[Observation]
Long Axis Alignment   27.5° CW from East West
AKA   East South East
Entryway Alignment   27.5° CW from North
AKA   North North East

Temple Design

Exterior

Cladding

Type   Namibian Pearl Granite [2]
Source   Namibia, Africa [2]
Image Source

Roofing

Windows

Type   Stained Art Glass
Trim Color   Brushed Brass

From Outside

From Outside

From the Interior

From the Interior

Inscriptions

First

[Observation]

 HOLINESS TO THE LORD
THE HOUSE OF THE LORD

Location   East most end of the temple, above the celestial room windows, facing East South East.
Type   Engraved Painted Black
Language   English

Second

[Observation]

HOLINESS TO THE LORD ◊ THE HOUSE OF THE LORD

Location   Above the north most edge of the covered entryway, faces North North East.
Type   Engraved Painted Black
Language   English

Third

[Observation]

Location  
Type  
Language  

Symbolism

Cornerstone

[Observation]

ERECTED
2004

Location   North East corner, north side
Type   Engraved Unadorned
Language   English

Spires and Moroni

Spires

[Observation]
Number   1
Location   The single spire of the Accra Temple is set towards the south east, offset from the temple center, and inline with the doors on the north end.

Moroni

[Original Research, Observation]
Sculptor   Karl Quilter
Version   1985 Taller closed left fist and loose sleeves
Placed   ~1999
Faces   North East by North
Height
Meters   3.25
Feet   10′ 8″

Interior

Interior

Rooms

Endowment
Rooms   2 [2]
Type   Progressive 2
Sealing
Rooms   2 [2]

Services Rooms

Cafeteria   None [11]
Clothing Rental   None [11]

Contractors

Designers

Architect   ARUP [2]
Also Did  
Interior Designer  
Also Did  

Project Manager

Manager   Russ Tanner [2]
Also Did   Aba Nigeria, Oquirrh Mountain [4]

General Contractor

Contractor   Taysec Construction Limited [2][3]
Also Did  

Additional Contractors

Contractor  Holdman Studios South  [12]
 Did   Art Glass
Also Did  

 

Sources and Links

Sources/Citation

1 “Ghana Temple to Open Doors.” ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 4 October 2003. Accessed 24 November 2014
2 “Pertinent Facts: Accra Ghana Temple.”  ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 17 January 2004. Accessed 24 November 2014
3 “Ground Broken for First Temple in West Africa.” ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 24 November 2001. Accessed 24 November
4  “Aba Temple Facts.” ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 13 August 2005. Accessed 24 November
5 Avant, Gerry. “Bright Day for Youth in Ghana.”  ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 17 January 2004. Accessed 24 November
6 Hinckley, Gordon B. “Accra Ghana: Brotherhood Exists.” ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 17 January 2004. Accessed 24 November
7 “New Temple Presidents.” ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 18 July 2009. Accessed 24 November
8 New Temple Presidents.” ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 22 April 2012. Accessed 24 November
9 “New Temple Presidents.” ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 15 July 2006. Accessed 24 November
10 “New Temple Presidents.” ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 27 September 2003. Accessed 24 November
11 Accra GhanaTemple Details.” ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 22 April 2012. Accessed 24 November
12 Correa, Claudio. “ACCRA LDS TEMPLE, GHANA, AFRICA.”  holdmanstudiosmexico.com, 6 August 2012. Accessed 24 November 2014.

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