Gallery: 100-Year-Old Utah Church Lifted 40 Feet Above Ground Without M...

 
A building weighing seven million pounds currently appears to be floating in mid-air in Provo City, Utah. The huge exterior walls of the century-old temple rest on 40-foot-high stilts, which make the building appear to be as light as a paper mock-up. The building was damaged in a 2010 fire, and it's now being restored and converted into a Mormon temple by the LDS church.

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  1. wolfstone March 11, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    @William Hunse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_War will probably give you an idea of why these structures were built that way.

  2. William Hunse December 5, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Why do these older LDS “churches” look like, and can function like, forts, castles? As an architect I can clearly see the fundamental defensive nature of the design.

  3. shelly420 May 22, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    It’s too bad it wasn’t converted into a building dedicated to science, instead of fairy tales.

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