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 below.
The Temple runs about about 24 Degrees counterclockwise rotation off a straight East-West orientation.
The spire is a single three stepped construction on the east center of the temple
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.
North-North West Face at the base of the spire, above the entryway
Above With Orientation
I have not yet located the cornerstone on the Apia Temple
East-Northeast Side of the Temple
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.
The glass in the Apia Temple features a stained glass pattern of intersecting circles and small arches.