Building a Temple

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“Building a Temple,” Friend, October 2017

Building a Temple

Join us each month to see how the Payson Utah Temple was built!

The Angel Moroni statue is made from fiberglass and covered with a very thin layer of gold. A big ring is attached to the top of the statue. A chain is attached to the ring, and the chain is hooked to a crane. Then the crane lifts the statue off the ground and carries it through the air. Workers ride in a metal lift to the temple’s steeple. They install the statue onto the steeple, remove the chain and ring, and ride back to the ground.

Fun Fact: The statue has a lightning rod to protect it during thunderstorms.