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Albuquerque New Mexico

Video and Model Details

Video

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.

Technical

Modeled: 2.63
Render: Cycles

 

Whole Scene

Vertice Icon Vertices: 31,942

Faces Icon Faces: 25,205

Object Icon Objects: 281

File size Icon File Size: 4.6

Temple Only

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Faces Icon Faces: 20,781

Object Icon Objects: 52

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Simple Model

Model Details

Details

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.

Technical

Modeled: Blender 2.49
Render: WebGL render engine

 

Temple Only

Vertice Icon Vertices: 462
Faces Icon Faces: 387
Object Icon Objects: 2
File size Icon File Size: 593kb mb

 

Renders

The Albuquerque New Mexico Temple is the 73rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

The Albuquerque New Mexico Temple serves about 55,000 members in New Mexico and bordering parts of Arizona and Colorado. It sits on 8.5 acres (34,000 m2) in northeast Albuquerque. The exterior is finished with desert rose pre-cast concrete and trimmed with Texas pearl granite. A gold statue of the angel Moroni tops the single-spire. The temple has a total of 34,245 square feet (3,181.5 m2), two ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms.

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

Ground for the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple was broken in a special ceremony on June 20, 1998. About 6,500 members attended the event which had a 600-voice youth choir provide the music.

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

Open House

During a 10-day open house prior to dedication about 70,000 people toured the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple.

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

Dedication

LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the temple on March 5, 2000. During the dedicatory prayer, Hinckley expressed his hope that the new temple would turn the hearts of the LDS members to their families.

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

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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  
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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

 

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Third

 

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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
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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  
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Project Manager

Manager   James Aulestia, Lloyd Hess [5]
Also Did  

General Contractor

Contractor   Okland Construction Co [5]
Also Did  

Additional Contractors

Sources and Links

Additional Links/Info

LDS.org Albuquerque New Mexico Temple LinkLDSChurchTemples.com Albuquerque New Mexico Temple LinkMormon Newsroom Albuquerque New Mexico Temple LinkWikipedia Albuquerque New Mexico Temple Link

 

 

 

 

 

LDSChurchNews.com – Albuquerque New Mexico Temple

MormonTemples.com – Albuquerque New Mexico

Oakland Construction – Albuquerque New Mexico Temple

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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