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

 
A concrete wall was then inserted on the inside of the brick to give it more stability and strength. Stilts were ten installed and the crew excavated the soil 40 feet below the tabernacle, clearing room for the construction site currently in full operation.

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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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