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Atlanta Georgia Temple Facts

Here are some quick facts about the Atlanta Georgia Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which will be opened to the public during an open house from 9 to 23 April 2011.

Announced: 2 April 1980 by President Spencer W. Kimball

Original dedication: 1-4 June 1983 by President Gordon B. Hinckley

Renovations begun: 1 July 2009

Public open house: Saturday, 9 April 2011 to Saturday, 23 April 2011, excluding Sundays

Cultural celebration: Saturday, 30 April 2011

Rededication: Sunday, 1 May 2011, by President Thomas S. Monson

Location: 6450 Barfield Road, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328

Property size: 9.6 acres

Building size: 34,500 square feet

Building height: 93 feet 3 inches to tip of the angel Moroni statue

Interior features

  • Natural light added to the central rooms by lifting ceilings
  • Rich eucalyptus hardwood from sustainably-managed plantations in Brazil
  • Four original oil paintings
  • Two large giclee print murals
  • Custom-designed bronze hardware for doors and fixtures
  • New stonework featuring marble from Pakistan and Italy

Exterior features

  • Newly gilded angel Moroni statue
  • 45 new art-glass panels reflect original design with improved construction and backlighting. Some include crushed crystals from original chandeliers.
  • Newly landscaped gardens incorporate southeast U.S. species for both drought tolerance and ornamentation. Magnolias, azaleas, dogwoods, gardenias and crape myrtles were selected to provide blooming color throughout the growing season.

Renovation features

  • Installation of automatic fire sprinkler system
  • Full replacement of electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems
  • New roof and water capture system
  • 210,000-gallon cistern for capture of rainwater and use in irrigation, decreasing use of potable water
  • ADA compliance and functionality throughout

Architect: HKS Architects, Inc

Contractors: Jacobsen Construction, Salt Lake City, and Hardin Construction, Atlanta

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