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This is the second revision of the Birmingham Alabama Temple. The first, as is typical with me, was made for Google Earth. While like many other small temples, the grounds at Birmingham are rather fun. The Temple is nestled in a small valley. and I do mean small. it is only twice the size of the temple itself.

Technical

Modeled: 2.63
Render: Cycles

Whole Scene

Vertice Icon Vertices: 24,171

Faces Icon Faces: 20,592

Object Icon Objects: 184

File size Icon File Size: 4.5

Temple Only

Vertice Icon Vertices: 21,609

Faces Icon Faces: 18,577

Object Icon Objects: 43

File size Icon File Size: 3.6

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This is my Google Earth model of the Birmingham Alabama Temple.

Technical

Modeled: Blender 2.49
Render: WebGL render engine

Temple Only

Vertice Icon Vertices: 428
Faces Icon Faces: 255

Object Icon Objects: 1

File size Icon File Size: 522kb mb

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Timeline

Announced

Date   11 September 1998
By  
Position  
Via    

Groundbreaking

Date   9 October 1999
By   Stephen A. West
Position   Seventy
Attending  

Open House

Dates   19-26 August 2000
Days   [counted]
Visitors  
Per Diem   [calculated]

Open House

Dates  
Participants  
Stakes  
Location  
Title  

Dedication

Date   September 3, 2000
By   Gordon B. Hinckley
Position   Prophet/President
Sessions   4
Attending  
Per Session   [calculated]
Dedication Order   [chronology]
Dedicatory Prayer  

Commencement

Date  

Presidents

Specifications

Location

Physical Address

1927 Mount Olive Blvd.
Gardendale
AL 35071

Mailing Address

Phone

Phone  
Fax  
City   Garsendale
County   Jefferson
State   Alabama
Country   United States
GenCode   BIRMI

Dimensions

Height

Official
Meters   21.64 [calculated]
 Feet   ~71
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   23.46 [calculated]
 Feet   77
Estimated
[Sat Image measuring tools]
 Meters  
Feet  

Length

Official
 Meters   45.41 [calculated]
 Feet   149
Estimated
[Sat Image measuring tools]
 Meters  
 Feet  

Official Area

Meters   994.06
Feet   10,700
Above  
Basement  

Church Owned Property

Official
Meters2   [calculated]
Acres  
5.6
Estimate
[Sat Image measuring tools]
Meters2  
Acres  

Temple Plat

Estimate
[Sat Image measuring tools]
Meters2  
Acres  

Coordinates

[Sat Image measuring tools]
Latitude  
Longitude  

Elevation

[Sat Image measuring tools]
Meters  
Feet  

Temple Rotation

[Observation]
Long Axis Alignment  
AKA  
Entryway Alignment  
AKA  

Temple Design

Exterior

Cladding

Type   Imperial Danby White Marble from Vermont
Source  
Image Source

Roofing

Windows

Type   The Birmingham Temple has the triplicate set of windows typical of the small temples. They are low set, even with the floor of the interior. This is uncommon in the small temples and is usually only found in the small temples of the south and midwest U.S..
Trim Color  

Inscriptions

First

[Observation]

HOLINESS TO THE LORD
THE HOUSE OF THE LORD

The inscription on the Birmingham Temple is at the Base of the spire, facing east, above the entrance.

Location  
Type  
Language  

Second

[Observation]

Location  
Type  
Language  

Third

[Observation]

Location  
Type  
Language  

Symbolism

Cornerstone

[Observation]

The Cornerstone of the Birmingham Temple is on the East side, south end, on the southern most pillar.

Location  
Type  
Language  

Spires and Moroni

Spires

[Observation]
Number  
Location   The spire is a typical small temple spire, inline with the main entrance, and consisting of 4 levels.

Moroni

[Original Research, Observation]
Sculptor   Karl Quilter
Version  
Placed  
Faces  
Height
Meters  
Feet  

Interior

Interior

Rooms

Endowment
Rooms   2
Type   Progressive 2
Sealing
Rooms   2

Services Rooms

Cafeteria  
Clothing Rental  

Contractors

Designers

Architect   Robert Waldrip of Joyce, Prout and Associates
Also Did  
Interior Designer  
Also Did  

Project Manager

Manager   Leon Rowley
Also Did  

General Contractor

Contractor   Layton Construction Co., Construction Management Co., Gary C. Wyatt, Inc., general contractor
Also Did  

Additional Contractors

Sources and Links

Additional Links/Info

LDS.org Birmingham Alabama Temple Link
LDSChurchTemples.com Birmingham Alabama Temple Link
Mormon Newsroom Birmingham Alabama Temple Link
Wikipedia Birmingham Alabama Temple Link

Sources/Citation

Birmingham Alabama Edit


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