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Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple Facts

“Oquirrh” — Goshute Indian word meaning “wooded mountain” or “shining mountains” (pronounced “O-ker”)

Location — 11022 South 4000 West, South Jordan, Utah  84095

Property size — 11 acres with parking for 545 vehicles

Building size — 60,000 square feet

Building Height — Vertical height is 183 feet, including spire and Angel Moroni statue (statue is 10 feet 6 inches tall)

Exterior features — Exterior stone: Uinta Gold Granite from the Quanzhou/Xiamen area, China. Pavers: Wyndam Grey Granite from the Qingdao area of Northern China. Art glass: Brilliant Cut by John Quist, Salt Lake City, Utah, featuring stars, circles & flutes

Interior features — Interior stone: Light limestone from Morocco and darker limestone from Egypt. Woods:  Rift-cut White Oak solids from Indiana and Kentucky. Veneers: White Oak (doors) and Sycamore from German Alps. Chandeliers: Schonebek with Swarovski Crystal (Celestial Room chandelier is 15 feet tall with 19,447 individual crystals). Bronze handrails:  Julius Blum components forged in the United States. Original murals: painted by Church-service missionaries, supervised by Linda Curley Christensen

Plans announced — October 2005 General Conference

Groundbreaking — 16 December, 2006

Public open house — 1 June through 1 August 2009, excluding Sundays, 4 July and 24 July

Cultural Celebration — Saturday, 30 May 2009, Conference Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

Dedication — 21-23 August over 9 dedicatory sessions

Architects — Naylor Wentworth Lund Architects, Salt Lake City, Utah

Contractor — Okland Construction Company, Salt Lake City, Utah

When dedicated this temple will be the 130th operating temple worldwide and the 13th in Utah. The Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple will serve Latter-day Saints in 26 stakes across the west portion of the Salt Lake Valley.

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