Video and Model 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.
Modeled: Blender 2.63
Render: Cycles render engine
File Size: ? mb
File Size: 3.5 mb
Google Earth Model
DetailsThis is my Google Earth model for Apia Somoa. It is more stripped down than the video version, to meet restrictions for Google Earth.
Modeled: Blender 2.49
Render: WebGL render engine
File Size: 637kb mb
2 April 1980
19 February 1981
Spencer W. Kimball
3 – 21 May 1983
5-7 August 1983
Gordon B. Hinckley
Destruction by fire:
9 July 2003
16 July 2003
Public Open House:
6-27 August 2005
4 September 2005
Gordon B. Hinckley
“R-wall” exterior finish and insulation system on concrete block; split cedar shake roofDimensions:
|Without Moroni||Without Spire|
|Total Floor Area||1352.67||14,560|
Footprint is an estimate taken from measurment of sattelite images and will be more correct when the imagery is clear.
|Endowment Type||Progressive 2|
Emil B. Fetzer, Church architectProject Manager:
Utah Construction and Development
Naylor, Wentworth, Lund
Bud Baily Construction Inc
DesignThe Temple runs about about 24 Degrees counterclockwise rotation off a straight East-West orientation.
SpireThe spire is a single three stepped construction on the east center of the temple
MoroniSculptor No Angel Moroni Statue
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.
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.
Type Location Language
Cornerstone I have not yet located the cornerstone on the Apia Temple
Entrance East-Northeast Side of the Temple
Glass The glass in the Apia Temple features a stained glass pattern of intersecting circles and small arches.
Above With Orientation
Additional info on the Apia Samoa Temple
More links to the Apia Samoa Temple
- Naylor, Wentworth, Lund (Architects Project Page)