Video and Model Details
Finished well before the groundbreaking, and based off information submitted to Ada County, this is by far my favorite video right now. For the most part, even the trees are the right ones. On top of that, I researched what color all those trees turn in the fall and used that information for the final segment of the video.
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Meridian Idaho Temple Wiki
- 1 Video and Model Details
- 2 Video
- 3 Audio
- 4 Technical
- 5 Renders
- 6 Meridian Idaho Temple Wiki
- 6.1 Description
- 6.2 History
- 6.3 Details
- 7 Sources and Links
- 8 Sources and Links
The Meridian Idaho Temple is a temple in Meridian, Idaho.
The intent to build the temple was announced on 2 April 2011, during the Saturday morning session of the 181st Annual General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by President Thomas S. Monson. The temple was announced in conjunction with the Fort Collins Colorado and Winnipeg Manitoba.
On December 19, 2011 the LDS Church’s Public Affairs office announced that the Meridian Idaho Temple would be constructed at 7345 North Linder Road. This location is a few blocks north of the intersection of North Linder Road and Chinden Blvd.
Elder David A. Bednar, of the church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, presided at the temple’s groundbreaking on Saturday, 23 August 2014. He was joined by Elder Kent F. Richards, executive director of the Temple Department. Also present at the ceremony were some community and civic leaders including Meridian Mayor Tammy DeWeerd, Eagle Mayor James Reynolds, and Ada County Commissioner Dave Case. They all joined Elder Bednar to turn the first shovels of dirt on the project.
During his remarks, Elder Bednar said, “What I pray you will remember is to have gratitude not just today as we assemble here, but gratitude when the way is easy. When attending the temple becomes easy, when it no longer requires much travel to get to a temple, the natural man and the natural woman in each of us often forgets to be grateful.”
While there was some public opposition to the temple, it had primarily died down by the time temple construction began. There were reports of theft of tools from the site.
Additionally there was a vandalism incident. Someone broke into the construction area on a weekend and used black spray paint to cover walls with graffiti — including racist symbols and anti-religious messages. The vandals also emptied tubes of construction adhesive on the walls and floors of the building, causing at least $500 worth of damage.
The public open house for the Meridian Idaho Temple was held on Saturday, 21 October 2017, through 11 November 2017, except for the Sundays of 22 and 29 October and 5 November 2017. More than 200,000 people toured the interior and grounds of the temple during the public open house.
More than 5,000 volunteers — comprised of members from the 16 stakes in the temple district — helped make the open house a success.
205,000 visitors toured the temple during it’s day open house, an average of per-day.
A youth cultural celebration honoring Idaho and Church history, featuring over 6,000 Treasure Valley youths performing music and dance was held Saturday, 18 November 2017. The celebration was held at the Taco Bell Arena on the Boise State University campus in Boise. LDS members including church leaders from far and wide came to be a part of the celebration.
The temple was dedicated on 19 November 2017 by Dieter F. Uchtdorf in three sessions at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  The dedication was broadcast to members of the Church in Idaho and the temple district. The three-hour block of meetings was canceled for those congregations to enable members of the Church to participate and focus on this sacred event.
The Meridian Idaho Temple is the Church’s 158th operating temple around the world. It will be the fifth temple to be built in the state of Idaho. The other four temples are the Boise Idaho Temple (1984), Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (1945), Twin Falls Idaho Temple (2008), and Rexburg Idaho Temple (2008). A sixth temple, in Pocatello, has also been announced.
The Meridian Idaho Temple stands on the Boise River at 7345 North Linder Road in Meridian, approximately a 12-mile (or 20-minute) drive from the Boise Idaho Temple, a few blocks north of the intersection of North Linder Road and Chinden Boulevard. The two temples will serve together to meet the needs of the Saints of the Treasure Valley and its surrounding region. It serves more than 60,000 Latter-day Saints in 16 stakes in the greater Boise area, including a few stakes in eastern Oregon.
Exterior design themes include agriculture and mountains. The temple’s primary exterior color palette features creamy white, gold, turquoise and bronze.
The exterior colors are re-used in the art-glass designs. Many windows feature a floral theme, starting with seed elements at the base, then long stems reaching upward, and rising to blossoming lily-like flowers at the top.
Other floral designs are used throughout the temple; the camas flowers and the white syringa, Idaho’s state flower. They are used in the stained-glass windows to the carpet carvings in the celestial and sealing rooms.
The Interior of the temple was constructed with marble quarried from Sunny Vinato marble from Egypt, Italy, and Spain.
Sapele wood from Africa
The temple has three instruction rooms, 2 two featuring wrap-around murals of regional landscapes and a third with ornate willwork. The endowment is presented in a progressive style, with patrons starting in one of the two muraled rooms then moving to the to the Third room to finish the presentation.
The temple has five sealing rooms.
Spires and Moroni
The temple has no traditional spire, instead featuring a very prominent central tower, topped with an 8 sided dome.
Individuals and Contractors
|Architect||The Richardson Design Partnership|
|Project Manager||Tom Lindhardt|
Sources and Links
- Temple at LDS.org(official)
- Temple at MormonTemples.org (official)
- Temple at MormonNewsroom.org (official)
- Temple at LDSChurchTemples.com
- Temple at LDSChurchNewsArchive.com
- Temple at Wikipedia
- A first look inside the Mormon temple in Meridian, Idaho
- Open House Begins for Meridian Idaho Temple
- Angel Moroni Statue Tops Meridian Idaho Temple
- ‘It is a sacred place for us,’ say the youth of the Meridian temple district
- “Church Announces New Temples in Canada, Colorado and Idaho”, MormonNewsroom.org (News Release), LDS Church, April 2, 2011, retrieved January 5, 2015↩
- “Site Announced for Meridian Idaho Temple”, MormonNewsroom.org (News Release), LDS Church, December 19, 2011, retrieved January 5, 2015↩
- “Rendering of Meridian Idaho LDS temple released,” KSL.com↩
- ↩ , “LDS Church announces date for Meridian Idaho Temple groundbreaking,”
- Sowell, John (August 24, 2014), “LDS Church breaks ground for new Meridian temple”, Idaho Statesman↩
- “Meridian Idaho Temple,” MormontTemples.org↩
- “LDS temple construction site vandalized in Idaho,” KSL.com.↩ ,
- “Dedication Dates Announced for Tucson, Meridian and Cedar City Temples: Open house will begin in June for the Tucson Arizona Temple”, Newsroom, LDS Church, January 26, 2017↩
- “Tours of the new LDS Meridian temple are over. Here’s what we know about who came,” Idaho Statesman, 14 November 2017.↩ ,
- Prescott, Marianne Holman (November 19, 2017). “‘A steadfast and immovable line’ to eternity: Meridian Idaho LDS Temple is dedicated”. Deseret News. Retrieved November 20, 2017.↩
- “Meridian Idaho Temple Is Dedicated: Fifth Idaho temple is the 158th worldwide”, Newsroom, LDS Church, November 19, 2017↩
- Caldwell, Tiffany (November 19, 2017). “Mormon church dedicates fifth temple in Idaho”. The Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved November 20, 2017.↩