Friday, May 16, 2008

Church Headquarters



World Headquarters for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I want you to see this building so that you'll have some reference for my photo tomorrow.

4 comments:

claude said...

Is this building new ? I do not remember to see it in Salt Lake.

Paz said...

Very nice building.

Paz

Abby said...

Claude,
The building has been here since the 60's - Here is some info from Wikipedia:

The Church Office Building is a 28-story building in Salt Lake City, Utah, and serves as the worldwide headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[1] The building is 420 ft (128 m) tall and is located within the Temple Square complex on the corner of North Temple and State Street. It is the second-tallest building in the city after the Wells Fargo Center, but appears taller because it stands at a higher elevation.
[edit]History and features

The building was designed by George Cannon Young at a cost of $31 million to build. Construction took place from 1962 to 1972. Its two observation decks on the 26th floor are open to the public for free and provide a good view of Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake to the northwest, the Wasatch Mountains to the north and east, the skyline of the city to the south, the Oquirrh Mountains to the west, and Temple Square to the immediate west. [1]
The first four floors expand outward, to the west and east, to form wings. The north side of each of these wings are without windows, each having stone facades, with large ovals containing relief maps of the two hemispheres of the earth.

Here is the address to the wikipedia page with this information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LDS_Church_Office_Building

claude said...

Many thanks Abby ! May be i saw it but I did not remember. We go to Salt Lake City on Mai or June 2009. I'll try to see it.