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This is my model of The Albuquerque New Mexico Temple. I don’t go through 20 revisions of a model before publishing these days. My abilities have improved significantly. This is only the second model I have made for Albuquerque. The first model was for Google Earth, and can currently be seen when using Google Earth with the 3D Building Layer turned on. It was the first model of this temple made with full detail. I may be rendering out the older version someday, but that will be awhile. Meanwhile you can see the old model in Google Earth, if you really want to see it.

 

 

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Modeled: 2.63
Render: Cycles

 

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Vertice Icon Vertices: 31,942

 

Faces Icon Faces: 25,205

 

Object Icon Objects: 281

 

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Vertice Icon Vertices: 25,631

 

Faces Icon Faces: 20,781

 

Object Icon Objects: 52

 

File size Icon File Size: 3.1

 

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This is my Google Earth model of the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple. It is extremely low poly, to meet the requirements of Google Earth. The Textures are further reduced to meet the requirements of p3d.ini.

 

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Modeled: Blender 2.49
Render: WebGL render engine

 

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Vertice Icon Vertices: 462
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File size Icon File Size: 593kb mb

 

 
 

 

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Timeline

Announced

Date   Saturday, 5 April 1997 [1][3]
By   Gordon B. Hinckley [1]
Position   Prophet/President [1]
Via    167th Annual General Conference, Saturday Morning, 5 April 1997 [1]

Groundbreaking

Date   20 June 1998 [2][3]
By   Lynn A. Mickelsen [2]
Position   Seventy [2]
Attending   6,500 [2]

Open House

Dates   17-26 February 2000 [3]
Days   10 [counted]
Visitors   73,402 [5]
Per Diem   7,340 [calculated]

Open House

Dates      
Participants    
Stakes    
Location    
Title    

Dedication

Date   5 March 2000 [3]
By   Gordon B. Hinckley [4]
Position      
Sessions   4 [4]
Attending   13,000 [4]
Per Session   3,250 [calculated]
Dedication Order   73 [chronology]
Dedicatory Prayer   [12]  

Commencement

Date   6 March 2000  

Presidents

Harry V. Payne 2012– [10]
W. Douglas Shumway 2009–2012 [8]
Ivan G. Waddoups 2006–2009 [9]
Allen E. Litster 2003–2006 [7]
E. Wayne Pratt 2000–2003 [6]

 

Specifications

Location

Mailing Address

   

Phone

Phone   505-822-5110 [11]
Fax   505-822-8181 [11]
City   Albuquerque  
County   Bernalillo  
State   Nevada  
Country   United States  
GenCode   ALBUQ  

 

Dimensions

Height

Official    
Meters   ~36.58 [calculated]
 Feet   ~120  
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Height Sans Moroni

Official    
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Height Sans Spire

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Width

Official    
Meters   40.84 [calculated]
 Feet   134 [5]
Estimated    
[Sat Image measuring tools]
 Meters   44.20  
Feet   145  

Length

Official    
 Meters   44.19 [calculated]
 Feet   145 [5]
Estimated    
[Sat Image measuring tools]
 Meters   40.84  
 Feet   134  

Official Area

Meters   3181.46  
Feet   34,245 [5]
Above   1.5  
Basement   1.5  

Church Owned Property

Official    
Meters2   32,338.46 [calculated]
Acres   7.99 [5]
Estimate    
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Temple Plat


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Coordinates

[Sat Image measuring tools]
Latitude   35.167652  
Longitude   -106.525691  

Elevation

[Sat Image measuring tools]
Meters   1743.67  
Feet   5720.7  

Temple Rotation

[Observation]
Long Axis Alignment   East West  
AKA   East West  
Entryway Alignment   West  
AKA   West  

 

Temple Design

Exterior

Cladding

Type   Desert Rose pre-cast concrete, Texas Pearl Granite Base [4][5]
Source      
Image Source    

Roofing

 

Windows

Type   Small Windows in sets of twelve, inset into a concrete grid, in the arches that also contain the moonstones on each side of the temple. It also features one large stained glass window on the East Side.  
Trim Color      
AlbuquerqueRegularWindow

 

Windows

 

Albuquerque Celestial

 

Celestial Room Window

 

 

 

 

Inscriptions

First

[Observation]

 

HOLINESS TO THE LORD
THE HOUSE OF THE LORD

 

Location   There is one engraving on the Albuquerque Temple. The engraving is on the center east section of the temple underneath the spire.
Type   Engraved Gilded  
Language   English  

Second

[Observation]

 

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Third

[Observation]

 

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Symbolism

Cornerstone

[Observation]

ERECTED
2000

Location   Near the south east corner, on the east side of the temple, facing east.
Type   Engraved Gilded  
Language   English  
The Albuquerque temple has stars extruding from the precast concrete on the lowest section of the spire. There are 5 on each side, for 20 stars total.The Temple has 2 representations of the sun. The first is on the west side, molded into the precast concrete. The second is directly opposite, in the single large stained glass panel on the east side.The Albuquerque temple has 19 arches spaced around its exterior (4 north, 4 east, 4 south, 7 west.)One of these contains the previously mentioned sun. The North and south 4 contain a large circle within the top of the arch.The 4 on the east contain 4 representations of the moon at various stages. near full, waxing, waning and near new.Of the six on the front, the most north and most south are empty circles. The other 4 mirror the 4 on the east side, making 8 representations of the moonThe Albuquerque Temple has a single keystone. It is located in the arch above the entrance, above the sunstone on the west side.

 

Spires and Moroni

Spires

[Observation]
Number   1  
Location   The spire is a single three stepped construction on the east center of the temple

Moroni

[Original Research, Observation]
Sculptor   Karl Quilter  
Version   1982 Shorter closed left fist and tight sleeves
Placed   18 June 1999  
Faces   South East  
Height    
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Interior

Interior

Motif: Southwestern, Native American Pottery and Rugs [5]

 

Rooms

Endowment
Rooms   2 [4]
Type   Stationary  
Sealing
Rooms   3 [4]

Services Rooms

Cafeteria   Yes [11]
Clothing Rental   Yes [11]

 

Contractors

Designers

Architect   Fanning Bard & Tatum [5]
Also Did      
Interior Designer      
Also Did      

Project Manager

Manager   James Aulestia, Lloyd Hess [5]
Also Did      

General Contractor

Contractor   Okland Construction Co [5]
Also Did      

Additional Contractors

 

 

Sources and Links

Sources/Citation

1 Hinckley, Gordon B.“ May We Be Faithful and True.” LDS.org, 5 April 1997. Accessed 22 January 2015
2 Traver, Holly “Ground Broken For Temple in New Mexico.” LDSChurchNewsArchive.com, 27 June 1998. accessed 9 April 2015
3  “Open House, Dedication Set for Albuquerque Temple.” LDSChurchNewsArchive.com, 5 February 2000. Accessed 6 January 2015
4  Hollinbaugh, Joe “Albuquerque Temple third dedicated in eight days.” Universe.BYU.edu, 7 March 2000. Accessed 9 April 2015
5 “Albuquerque New Mexico Temple.” LDSChurchNewsArchive.com. Accessed 9 April 2015
6 “New Temple Presidents.” LDSChurchNewsArchive.com, 26 February 2000. Accessed 6 January 2015
7 “New Temple Presidents.” LDSChurchNewsArchive.com, 30 August 2003. Accessed 6 January 2015
8 “New Temple Presidents.” LDSChurchNewsArchive.com, 13 June 2009. Accessed 6 January 2015
9 “New Temple Presidents.” LDSChurchNewsArchive.com, 29 July 2006. Accessed 9 April 2015
10 “New Temple Presidents.” LDSChurchNewsArchive.com, 12 May 2012. Accessed 9 April 2015
11 “Albuquerque New Mexico Temple.” Accessed 9 April 2015
12  Hinckley, Gordon B. “Open the Hands of Thy Bounty.” LDSChurchNewsArchive.com, 5 March 2000. Accessed 7 August 2015.

 

 

 

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