Mormon temple to undergo repairs after earthquake

by | Sep. 09, 2011

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The Mormon temple in Kensington will undergo repairs to return the tops of four of its more than 200-foot high spires, which fell off during the Aug. 23 earthquake.

Each of the four gold-colored spires lost two, four-foot-long sections off their highest point during the quake, causing minor damage to portions of the temple’s white marble roof, said Wesley Andersen, the temple record. Each piece weighs about 80 to 85 pounds and is made of bronze supported by pressed-steel plates, gilded with gold leaf.

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