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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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Modeled: 2.65
Render: Cycles

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Vertice Icon Vertices: 1,059,447

Faces Icon Faces: 1,013,307

Object Icon Objects: 1327

File size Icon File Size: 15.3

Temple Only

Vertice Icon Vertices: 1,021,360

Faces Icon Faces: 978,157

Object Icon Objects: 636

File size Icon File Size: 12.3

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Timeline

Announced

Date   April 2, 2011
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Groundbreaking

Date   -NA-
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Attending  

Open House

Dates   -NA-
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Per Diem   [calculated]

Open House

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Dedication

Date   -NA-
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Per Session   [calculated]
Dedication Order   [chronology]
Dedicatory Prayer  

Commencement

Date  

Presidents

Specifications

Location

Physical Address

7345 North Linder Road, Meridian, Idaho, United States

Mailing Address

Phone

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Fax  
City  
County  
State  
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Dimensions

Height

Official
Meters   36.58 [calculated]
 Feet   120
Estimated
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Height Sans Moroni

Official
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Height Sans Spire

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Width

Official
Meters   ~42.67 [calculated]
 Feet   ~140
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Length

Official
 Meters   ~51.81 [calculated]
 Feet   ~170
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 Feet  

Official Area

Meters   6.127
Feet   65,960
Above  
Basement  

Church Owned Property

Official
Meters2   [calculated]
Acres
12.21
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Temple Plat

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Elevation

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Temple Rotation

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AKA  
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Temple Design

Exterior

Cladding

Type  
Source  
Image Source

Roofing

Windows

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Inscriptions

First

[Observation]

HOLINESS TO THE LORD
THE HOUSE OF THE LORD

Location   South side of the temple above the entryway .
Type   Engraved Gilt
Language   English

Second

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Third

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Symbolism

Cornerstone

[Observation]
Location  
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Spires and Moroni

Spires

[Observation]
Number  
Location  

Moroni

[Original Research, Observation]
Sculptor   No Angel Moroni Statue
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Interior

Interior

Rooms

Endowment
Rooms   3
Type   Stationary
Sealing
Rooms   5

Services Rooms

Cafeteria  
Clothing Rental  

Contractors

Designers

Architect   The Richardson Design Partnership
Also Did  
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Project Manager

Manager   -NA-
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General Contractor

Contractor   -NA-
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Additional Contractors

Sources and Links

Additional Links/Info

LDS.org Meridian Idaho Temple Link
LDSChurchTemples.com Meridian Idaho Temple Link
Mormon Newsroom Meridian Idaho Temple Link
Wikipedia Meridian Idaho Temple Link

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Comments

This post currently has 10 responses

    • I would expect it only on the south and east sides. It is on the east because that is a traditional place for it to be placed, as a tribute to the direction of Christs return. It is above the south entrance so as to be a reminder to those who are entering the temple. There are no public entrances on the North and West.

      Many temples have this inscription on two sides, but I have not found any temple that has it on all 4 sides.

  • Dear Brian,
    Thank you for your response. I suspect the local project architect did not know and left it off as a mistake, if indeed it is not there.
    Allen Erekson

    • Allen,
      Sorry it has taken so long to respond. Coincidentally, I received an email from one of the Meridian construction missionaries this afternoon asking some questions about my temple video. I took the opportunity to ask about the Inscription and was informed that yes, there will be one on the east side, near the top of the temple below the tower. In the red circle, if I understood right:
      Meridian Second Inscription Location

  • Dear Brian,
    Thank you for your response. I, like many other members of the church, have a special interest in temples and the symbolism and/or doctrines they teach. There is one more area of reason for existing rational of placement of themes or objects, i.e. directions from leadership. We belong to an organization that believes in a living church; instructions from a living oracle, who receives directions and gives instructions as needed. Also sometimes the decisions are made by assigned individuals such as informed and uninformed architects or designers. I suspect with the present project under discussion, it was an oversight on the part of the project architect.
    Allen Erekson

    • While this is true, the review process for Temple designs is exhaustive, usually taking a couple of years. More likely is that the plans I made my model from, plans that were submitted to the city council and became public record, were from an early and incomplete set of plans. Or there is in no east inscription on this temple. Again, the plans I worked off of did not show the east side, only the south side. The only way we will know is when the exterior goes up on the east side of the temple.

    • An interesting question. I don’t have a definitive answer but let me tell you things I know.

      First and most importantly, we have a tendency in this Church to assume that things are doctrine when they are merely tradition. (Angel Moroni facing east is one of these traditions.)

      I have been able to find an inscription (HOLINESS TO THE LORD THE HOUSE OF THE LORD) on the east or east most face of EVERY temple except on. That one is Manhattan, and the east face of the Manhattan temple is a shared wall with the building next door.

      In recent years it has become common to have more than one inscription on the temple. This usually includes one inscription near the entrance, and one on the east most side as well.

      There are at least 11 temples that have 3 inscriptions.

      There are at least 62 temples that have 2 inscriptions.

      Last month, The Mount Timpanogos Utah temple, which has only ever had an Inscription on the East side of the temple, had a second inscription added to the West side by the entrance.
      More temples have an Inscription near or above the entrance than don’t.

      Meridian Has an inscription by the entrance, but I have not been able to confirm that it DOES NOT have another inscription anywhere else on the temple.

  • Wow! you are getting really really good. This is your best work yet. I appreciate your editing together various views to give us a more complete view of the temple.

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