40 Things You Didn't Know about Temple Square

by | May 23, 2014


The Salt Lake Temple


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29. The walls of the Salt Lake temple are nine feet thick at the base and six feet thick at the top.

30. The Angel Moroni was built in Salem, Ohio.

31. The Angel stands 14 feet tall, with a steel rod extending down into the tower about 27 feet, where a 4,000 pound counterbalance keeps the statue standing strong against even the worst storms. 


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32. There is so much symbolism in the architecture of the temple that it would be impossible to cover it all here. But one thing most people don’t notice is the symbolism of the squares with circles above the roof line of the temple. The circle is symbolic of endless eternal life and perfection, while the square represents the earth and earth life. Combined, they symbolize man’s progression from mortal imperfection towards immortal perfection. 

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