Floating Mormon Temple in Provo, Utah

Since being burnt in the fire in 2010, Provo Tabernacle in Provo, Utah has been saved by the LDS church. Residents of the city now have a unique sight that leaves them in awe – a floating temple standing on steel stilts 40-foot-high. “People are amazed when they see. They haven’t seen anything like it before. They just say it doesn’t look real and are just amazed that we can do that, that we can lift a building up with the piles like that,” shares project manager Andy Kirby. The Provo Tabernacle was a historic place, constructed from 1883 to 1898 at the cost of $100,000. It was used for community gatherings and cultural events. Now LDS church is transforming it into Mormon temple. Almost seven million pounds of the exterior of a 112-year-old building is being supported by an innovative engineering technique. With two rows of bricks taken out and a new inserted concrete wall, at a moment a floating temple has more stability than ever before. The crew also dug deep inside of the temple for a forthcoming two-story basement.

Provo Tabernacle served as a tabernacle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1898 to 2010

In 2010 building was burnt in a fire

Source: LDS Newsroom

Location: Provo, Utah

Source: LDS Newsroom

LDS church is now transforming it into Mormon temple


Source: LDS Newsroom

Constructed from 1883 to 1898 at the cost of $100,000

Photo by: Brian Hansen

It was used for community gatherings and cultural events

Photo by: Brian Hansen

Photo by: Brian Hansen

Almost 7 million pounds of the exterior of a 112-year-old temple stands on steel stilts 40-foot-high up in the air

Source: LDS Newsroom – via [thisiscolossal]