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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.

 

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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
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File size Icon File Size: 637kb mb


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Timeline

Announced

Date   Wednesday, 5 October 1977 – Plans Revised: Wednesday, 2 April 1980
By   Spencer W. Kimball
Position  
Via    

Groundbreaking

Date   Thursday, 19 February 1981
By   Spencer W. Kimball
Position  
Attending  

Open House

Dates   Tuesday, 19 July 1983  – Saturday, 30 July 1983
Days   [counted]
Visitors   60,000
Per Diem   5,455 [calculated]

Open House

Dates  
Participants  
Stakes  
Location  
Title  

Dedication

Date   5-7 August 1983
By   Gordon B. Hinckley
Position  
Sessions   7
Attending  
Per Session   [calculated]
Dedication Order   22 [chronology]
Dedicatory Prayer  

Commencement

Date  

Presidents

Specifications

Location

Mailing Address

Phone

Phone   (685) 64-230
Fax  
City   Pesaga
County  
State   Apia
Country   Samoa
GenCode   APIA

Dimensions

Height

Official
Meters   22.86; Original: 23.77 [calculated]
 Feet   75; Original: 78
Estimated
[Modelling Tools]
Meters  
Feet  

Height Sans Moroni

Official
Meters   [calculated]
Feet  
[Modelling Tools]
Meters  
Feet  

Height Sans Spire

Official
Meters   [calculated]
Feet  
[Modelling Tools]
Meters  
Feet  

Width

Official
Meters   39.01; Original: 35.15 [calculated]
 Feet   128; Original: 115.32
Estimated
[Sat Image measuring tools]
 Meters   39.01; Original: 35.15
Feet   128; Original: 115.32

Length

Official
 Meters   65.58; Original; 45.11 [calculated]
 Feet   225; Original: 148
Estimated
[Sat Image measuring tools]
 Meters  
 Feet   225; Original: 143

Official Area

Meters   1,736.45; Original: 1352.67
Feet   18691; Original: 14,560
Above   1
Basement  

Church Owned Property

Official
Meters2   [calculated]
Acres  
Estimate
[Sat Image measuring tools]
Meters2   505,857.50
Acres   ~125

Temple Plat

Estimate
[Sat Image measuring tools]
Meters2   15,446.86; Original: 8,381
Acres   3.82; Original: 2.1

Coordinates

[Sat Image measuring tools]
Latitude   -13.838168
Longitude   -171.782769

Elevation

[Sat Image measuring tools]
Meters   11.29
Feet   37.0

Temple Rotation

[Observation]
Long Axis Alignment   24° CCW from East West
AKA   East North East
Entryway Alignment   24° CCW from East West
AKA   East North East

Temple Design

Exterior

Cladding

Type   Granite; Original: “R-wall” exterior finish and insulation system on concrete block;
Source  
Image Source

Roofing

Ribbed Metal roofing; Original: Split Cedar Shake

Windows

Type   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.
Trim Color  

Inscriptions

First

[Observation]

E PAIA I LE ALII
O LE MAOTA O LE ALII

 

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:

E PAIAI THE ALI’IMAOTAO THE Ali’i

Location   East North East Face at the base of the spire, above the entryway
Type   Engraved Painted Black
Language   Samoan

Second

[Observation]

E PAIA I LE ALII
O LE MAOTA O LE ALII

Location   East North East Face on the transom above the main doors
Type   Raised Brass Letters
Language   Samoan

Third

[Observation]

Location  
Type  
Language  

Symbolism

Cornerstone

[Observation]

I have not yet located the cornerstone on the Apia Temple

Location  
Type  
Language  
NoneNoneNoneNone

Spires and Moroni

Spires

[Observation]
Number  
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   1 May 1983
Faces   East North East
Height
Meters   2.13
Feet   7

Interior

Interior

Rooms

Endowment
Rooms   2; Original: 3
Type   Progressive 2; Original: Stationary
Sealing
Rooms   2; Original : 2

Services Rooms

Cafeteria   None
Clothing Rental  

Contractors

Designers

Architect   Naylor, Wentworth, Lund; Original: Emil B. Fetzer
Also Did  
Interior Designer  
Also Did  

Project Manager

Manager   Dale Cook, Richard Rowley; Original: William Naylor
Also Did  

General Contractor

Contractor   Jacobsen Construction, Bud Bailey Construction; First Rem.: Westland Construction; Original: Utah Construction and Development
Also Did  

Additional Contractors

Sources and Links

Additional Links/Info

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

Sources/Citation

Apia Samoa Edit


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