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Old August 6th, 2009, 03:58 AM   #21
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intesting thread! Strange how they 'borrow' elements from existing styles, some look almost gothic, others are more like a mausoleum, while others, as mentioned, seem to be inspired by the stalinist skyscrapers...

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I'm glad we don't have these wacko's over here though...
Good point. Most of it is a mish mash of multiple architectural styles popular at that time. My least favorite is the small standardized plan temples of which about 30 to 40 were built. They are heavy and are most unattractive.

The 80's onwards started the downward spiral of poorly designed and built temples. In fact they were so badly designed and built that most of them have been completely gutted and rebuilt.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 04:09 AM   #22
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Taking the temples to the people...the cookie cutter temple.

As stated above...these are my least favorite designs. There are some nice adaptions here and there. But most are poor quality.

Interestingly entire quarries of granite and marble were purchased in China and Italy to meet the significant demand to build the new generation of temples.

Many countries increased their temple quota significantly during this period. Australia for example went from the single temple in Sydney to 4 more located in the major capital cities.

Anchorage Alaska
1999



Colonia Juárez Chihuahua México - the smallest temple ever built
1999

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Old August 6th, 2009, 04:13 AM   #23
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A brief break for 3 nicer and larger temples.

There seems to be some propaganda occurring in traditionally strong Catholic countries. These temples are extraordinarily large compared to the others built during this period.

Madrid Spain
1999



Bogotá Colombia
1999



Guayaquil Ecuador
1999

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Old August 6th, 2009, 04:17 AM   #24
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...back to the cookie cutters

Spokane Washington
1999



Columbus Ohio
1999



Bismarck North Dakota
1999



Columbia South Carolina
1999



Detroit Michigan
1999



Halifax Nova Scotia
1999



Regina Saskatchewan
1999



Billings Montana
1999



Edmonton Alberta
1999



Raleigh North Carolina
1999

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Old August 6th, 2009, 04:28 AM   #25
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...cookie cutters in the 2000's...yes I am listing them all

St. Paul Minnesota
2000



Kona Hawaii
2000



Ciudad Juárez México
2000



Hermosillo Sonora México
2000



Albuquerque New Mexico - old design rehashed...more of these to come in different styles.
2000



Oaxaca México
2000



Tuxtla Gutiérrez México
2000



Louisville Kentucky
2000



Palmyra New York - sacred area to Mormons.
2000



Fresno California
2000



Medford Oregon
2000



Memphis Tennessee
2000



Reno Nevada
2000

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Old August 6th, 2009, 04:31 AM   #26
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More propaganda

Cochabamba Bolivia
2000

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Old August 6th, 2009, 04:37 AM   #27
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...back to the cookie cutters...again

Tampico México
2000



Nashville Tennessee
2000



Villahermosa México
2000



Montréal Québec
2000




San José Costa Rica
2000



Fukuoka Japan
2000



Adelaide Australia
2000



Melbourne Australia
2000



Suva Fiji
2000



Mérida México
2000



Veracruz México
2000



Baton Rouge Louisiana
2000



Oklahoma City Oklahoma
2000



Caracas Venezuela
2000

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Old August 6th, 2009, 04:44 AM   #28
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Another break...to something very different yet familiar.

Houston Texas
2000



Birmingham Alabama - for the sake of chronological integrity.
2000



Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
2000



Boston Massachusetts
2000

Built without spire and angel moroni due to surrounding residents objections and successful court case


Steeple added a year later after a successful appeal from the Mormons.


Recife Brazil
2000

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Old August 6th, 2009, 04:48 AM   #29
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...once again we return to the cookie cutters.

Porto Alegre Brazil
2000



Montevideo Uruguay
2001



Winter Quarters Nebraska
2001



Guadalajara México
2001



Perth Australia
2001



With the exception of a couple of temples that were delayed and should have been dedicated during this period. This standard plan is pretty much over.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 05:03 AM   #30
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Different...but kind of the same.

Columbia River Washington
2001



Snowflake Arizona
2002



Lubbock Texas
2002



Monterrey México
2002



Campinas Brazil - very different and very large
2002



Asunción Paraguay
2002

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Old August 6th, 2009, 05:11 AM   #31
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Nauvoo.

I know I have covered this before but this is one of my favorite. At the time it was built Nauvoo Illinois was largest city in the state and was one of the largest buildings east of the Mississippi.









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Old August 6th, 2009, 05:28 AM   #32
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the final countdown...almost.

There are some nice adaptations of the cookie cutter design in this lot. By this time temple building had slowed considerably.

The Hague Netherlands
2002



Brisbane Australia - should have been completed before Perth but there were objections with residents.
2003



Redlands California
2003



Accra Ghana - originally designed as a standard plan following the other 30 or so. However the Ghana government were keen to have a landmark building of a high quality built in the capital. Hence the design.
2004



Copenhagen Denmark - refurbished from an existing Mormon church
2004



Manhattan New York
2004
The most utilitarian looking temple ever built. This was retrofitted from an existing Mormon high rise church. Similar to the Hong Kong Temple it houses multiple functions with the temple proper housed in the upper levels. Significant sound proofing was required as Mormon temples are pin drop silent and back lighting on interior 'windows' were required to give a sense of light.



San Antonio Texas
2005



Aba Nigeria - another delayed temple
2005



Newport Beach California - pink...what the?
2005



Sacramento California
2006



Helsinki Finland
2006

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Some of them are really nice. others are a little bit creepy feeling, but still intriguing

This is a very familiar view here in Maryland (Montgomery county)

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Old August 6th, 2009, 05:40 AM   #34
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The new generation

The Mormon Church has now completely abandoned the standard plan that was used over 1998 through to 2003.

In it's place are a couple of standard plans that are adapted according to the size required. Old designs have been revisited more than once in the current generation of temples. Interestingly granite and marble has been dropped in favor of precast concrete in some of the new temples.

Rexburg Idaho - built next to BYU - Idaho.
2008



Curitiba Brazil
2008



Panamá City Panamá
2008



Twin Falls Idaho
2008



Draper Utah
2009

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Under construction

Oquirrh Mountain Utah
Dedication set for Friday–Sunday, August 21–23, 2009



Cebu Philippines
2010 dedication



The Gila Valley Arizona
2010 dedication



Kyiv Ukraine
2010 dedication



Manaus Brazil
Dedication date unknown.



San Salvador El Salvador
2010 dedication



Vancouver British Columbia
2010 dedication



Quetzaltenango Guatemala
2011 dedication



Tegucigalpa Honduras
Site relocation underway


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Old August 6th, 2009, 05:53 AM   #36
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Planning and design phase temples

This is a list of temples in the planning and design phase. Of particular interest is the Rome Italy Temple and what design it will take.

Calgary Alberta Temple
Córdoba Argentina Temple
Gilbert Arizona Temple
Kansas City Missouri Temple
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple (another high rise temple)
Phoenix Arizona Temple
Rome Italy Temple
Trujillo Perú Temple
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Old August 6th, 2009, 06:01 AM   #37
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Some of them are really nice. others are a little bit creepy feeling, but still intriguing

This is a very familiar view here in Maryland (Montgomery county)

I know what you mean...some of the older temples are absolutely stunning. Others...aka Washington and San Diego are just weird. If the Wizard of OZ was real...Washington would be his main home and San Diego would be the holiday home. lmao
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hmm. Many of them look a bit like soviet-propaganda-war-memorials.
I agree. The new ones seem to be borrowing from that page again as well.
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I really like many of the international style temples. Lovely buildings.
Me too. Although the New Zealand temple up close is looking very tired. Is in need of a major overhaul. It's expected to be completed gutted and rebuilt over the next year or so.
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Nice thread No1_Saint
I want one of those temples in my city!!
I was about to ask for the temple at Hermosillo but I saw that you had already posted a pic of it
Beautiful design, Bogota and Salt Lake City are my favorites
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