Additional Resource

Salt Lake Temple Model Fact Sheet

  • The model was built by Peter McCann Architectural Models of Toronto, Canada.
  • The model is 88 inches tall from temple base to the top of the spires. With the pedestal, the entire display is nearly 12 feet tall.
  • The model weighs somewhere between 600 and 800 pounds.
  • Each glass panel installed in the pedestal weighs 200 to 300 pounds.
  • A 16-member team constructed the model in five months, after several months of preparation.
  • Experts were brought in with specialized skills in model construction, including an electrical engineer and craftsmen who constructed the chandeliers, the structure, parts and interior paintings.
  • Materials used in the model include acrylic plastic, heavy card stock, brass, wood, gold leaf and glass.
  • The model was built in eight different sections. Each section is independent of each other.

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