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Apia Samoa Model

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Video Details

The original Apia Samoa Temple burned to the ground near the end of a remodel. This one was built in it’s place. I made this model, and I don’t really like the way the rendering turned out. However, after I finished the rendering I found that the model had become corrupt. I’m going to have to start over from the simpler model I made for Google Earth, I am afraid. Find that particular model here.

Technical

Modeled: Blender 2.63
Render: Cycles render engine

 

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Vertice Icon Vertices: 22,937
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Video and Model Details

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Modeled: Blender 2.x
Render: Cycles render engine

 

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Video and Model Details

Video Details

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Modeled: Blender 2.x
Render: Cycles render engine

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Google Earth Model

Model Details

Details

This is my Google Earth model for Apia Somoa. It is more stripped down than the video version, to meet restrictions for Google Earth.

Technical

Modeled: Blender 2.49
Render: WebGL render engine

Temple Only

Vertice Icon Vertices: 1,224
Faces Icon Faces: 1,372
Object Icon Objects: 5
File size Icon File Size: 637kb mb


Temple Details

Temple History

Announced:

5 October 1977

Plans Revised:
2 April 1980

Groundbreaking:

19 February 1981
Spencer W. Kimball

Public Open House:

3  – 21 May 1983
~60,000

Dedication:

5-7 August 1983
Gordon B. Hinckley
7 sessions

Dedication Order:

Destruction by fire:
9 July 2003

Reconstruction

Announced:
16 July 2003

Groundbreaking:
19 October 2003
Dennis E. Simmons of the Seventy (gapages.com)

Public Open House:
6-27 August 2005

Dedication:
4 September 2005
Gordon B. Hinckley

Architecture

Exterior:

“R-wall” exterior finish and insulation system on concrete block; split cedar shake roof

Dimensions:
  Meters Feet
Height 23.77 78
Without Moroni
Without Spire
Width 35.15 115.32
Satellite Width
Length 43.55 142.88
Satellite Length

Area:
  Meters Feet
Total Floor Area 1352.67 14,560
Footprint -NA- -NA-

Footprint is an estimate taken from measurment of sattelite images and will be more correct when the imagery is clear.
Ordinance Rooms: Baptistry, 2 Endowment Rooms (progressive,) Celestial room, 3 sealing rooms

Reconstructed Architecture

Current: Granite

Dimensions:

Meters Feet
Height  22.86 75
Width 39.01 128
Length  68.58 225

Area:

Meters Feet
Total Floor Area 1736.45 18,691
Satellite Estimate  -NA-  -NA-

Site: 2 acres

Ordinance Rooms: Baptistry, 2 Endowment Rooms (progressive,) Celestial room, 2 sealing rooms

Construction

Architect:

Emil B. Fetzer, Church architect

Project Manager:

Dale Cook
Richard Rowley

Construction Company:

Utah Construction and Development


Reconstruction

Architect:
Naylor, Wentworth, Lund

Project Manager:

Construction Company:
Bud Baily Construction Inc

Site Details

Address:

Vaitele Street
Pesega, Apia
Samoa

Geneology Info:
Country
State
County
City
Geneology Code

Coordinates:
  Latitude Longitude
Location

Site:
  Meters Acres
Temple Plot 1.7 acres
Adjancent Land

Elevation:
  Meters Feet
Location

Design

The Temple runs about about 24 Degrees counterclockwise rotation off a straight East-West orientation.

Spire

The spire is a single three stepped construction on the east center of the temple

Angel Moroni

The Angel Moroni Statue sits atop the single spire of the temple. the statue faces east-north east with the trumpet turned east-south east. It was originally place on 1 May 1983.

Commissioned in 1978 and carved around 1982 by Karl Quilter, this Angel Moroni statue is identified by its closed left hand and tighter fitting sleeves.

It is currently the most used statue.

The Angel Moroni was undamaged after the 2003 fire. It was salvaged on July 24, 2003 and put in storage until it could be placed upon the new Apia temple on January 25, 2005.

Other Features


Inscription

E PAIA I LE ALII
O LE MAOTA O LE ALII

 

There is one engraving on the Apia Temple. The engraving is on the center east north-east section of the temple underneath the spire. The Samoan Text is carved into the granite and painted black.

The Original Engraving sat to the right (North) of the entryway and were formed of raised brass, as was common with the pacific style temples.


Cornerstone
I have not yet located the cornerstone on the Apia Temple

Entrance

East-Northeast Side of the Temple

Windows

There are windows of varying size on the apia temple, ranging from smaller windows that fill half the height of a wall, to near full height windows, to very large windows on the celestial room.
Glass
The glass in the Apia Temple features a stained glass pattern of intersecting circles and small arches.

Above With Orientation

North

East

South

West

Moroni Orientation

Additional info on the Apia Samoa Temple

LDS.org Apia Samoa Temple Link LDSChurchTemples.com Apia Samoa Temple Link Mormon Newsroom Apia Samoa Temple Link Deseret News Apia Samoa Temple Link Wikipedia Apia Samoa Temple Link

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