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Here is my first Cedar City Utah Temple. Not sure how I managed it, but I killed the texture on the retaining wall. I’m going to redo this later, closer to the dedication, so that I can get the grounds correct.


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The Cedar City Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints currently under construction in Cedar City, Utah. The design is a single story with a single tower set up on a hill on the west end of town.



The temple was announced by President Thomas S. Monson on April 6, 2013, during the church’s semi-annual general conference. The temple was announced concurrently with the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple; at the time, the announcement brought the total number of temples active or planned worldwide to 170. It will be the 17th temple to be constructed in Utah.


On Saturday, August 8, 2015, L. Whitney Clayton presided at a groundbreaking to signify the beginning of construction.

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The design of the windows is unique to the 2nd generation small temple design, but a similar pattern was used in the windows for the Accra Ghana temple.






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  • This article on the LDS Newsroom:
    …lists the temple’s height as “over 260 feet.” I’m thinking that can’t possibly be right. That would make it taller than the Los Angeles Temple and just a few feet shorter than the Washington, D.C. Temple. 160 feet sounds a lot more likely for a three-story, 40,000-square-foot temple. Your rendering on this page makes it look clearly shorter than the 165-foot-tall Brigham City Utah Temple. Any insight?

    • That’s a nice catch, Travis! Thank you for bringing that one to my attention. I estimated the temple from my model to be about 150 feet high. My guess here is that the person who made the article and the attached fact sheet made a simple mistake that is very easy to make. It is not uncommon on architectural plans of buildings that have basements to list ground level as being 100ft, instead of 0ft. This means you can say that the basement floor starts at 90 feet, and the math is easier to do off the top of your head than saying the basement is -10 ft deep. True, for 10 foot increments that is not a big deel, but if the basement is 18 feet deep, or if the building has multiple basements that are 48 feet deep, then you can see how it becomes a bit easier on the math. Indeed,t ehre was a cross section of the Provo City Center temple available in some local newspapers that started exactly the same way. Ground level was 100 feet, and the temple topped out at 250 feet. But when you do the math, it means the temple is 150 feet tall, not 250. So with Cedar City, I am guessing it is the same problem. The ground level is probably marked as 100 feet, sot he temple tops out at 260′ 6″. But when you do the math, the actual height is 150′ 6″, which is only 10 feet taller than my estimate.

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