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Provo City Center Temple Teaches Lesson on Conversion

In the heart of Provo, Utah, USA, workers in orange hard hats step around steel supports and twisted metal as they clear debris from around four charred walls. Those walls are all that physically remain of the historic Provo Tabernacle—a 114-year-old symbol of the city’s pioneer heritage—following a four-alarm fire that ravaged the building in the early morning hours of December 17, 2010. Today the tabernacle is undergoing a transformation as workers strengthen its foundation and convert it to something with an even more exalted purpose—the Provo City Center Temple.

It is only the fourth temple to be created by converting an existing building. Others include the Copenhagen Denmark Temple, the Manhattan New York Temple, and the Vernal Utah Temple.

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