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Construction on Provo Tabernacle gets off the ground

The Provo Tabernacle is up on stilts! The ground beneath is currently being excavated for a basement as the restoration and transition to a temple continues. Read more on LDS Living!

Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah - Built to house meetings for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints & was the location of the semi-annual LDS General Conference for 132 years. The Tabernacle was built between 1864 & 1867 on the west center-line axis of the Salt Lake Temple. The roof was constructed in an Ithiel Town lattice-truss arch system that is held together by dowels & wedges. The building has a sandstone foundation, & the dome is supported by forty-four sandstone…

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100-Year-Old Utah Church Lifted 40 Feet Above Ground Without Moving an Inch

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How to 'Float' a Temple by LDSPublicAffairs: The Provo Tabernacle which is being converted into a temple has been raised on stilts some 40' in the air in order for a basement to be constructed. #Engineering #Provo_Tabernacle

How to 'Float' a Temple by LDSPublicAffairs: The Provo Tabernacle which is being converted into a temple has been raised on stilts some 40' in the air in order for a basement to be constructed. #Engineering #Provo_Tabernacle