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Posted by: EXON46 ( )
Date: June 19, 2017 11:55AM

So I went to the Tucson Temple open house. I was not impressed. I might as well had visited a new stake center. It's like the architect didn't even try. At least the Phoenix temple has hanging junk.

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Posted by: cludgie ( )
Date: June 19, 2017 12:00PM

Yeah, Mormon architects don't try very hard. Temples mostly look like they'd make good Trump hotels.

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Posted by: SayWhat? ( )
Date: June 19, 2017 02:28PM

The Phoenix temple has "hanging junk"?

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Posted by: NormaRae ( )
Date: June 21, 2017 10:07AM

Oh don't worry, the Tuscon temple will have lots of hanging junk with all the old geezers wearing those jumpsuits.

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Posted by: weeder ( )
Date: June 19, 2017 03:14PM

And I guarantee that Manti hanging junk is better than Tucson or even Phoenix junk. lol

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Posted by: EXON46 ( )
Date: June 19, 2017 04:03PM

Here is one picture:
I just grabbed a site from Google for Phoenix.

http://imgur.com/N7Hqnt4

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Posted by: numbersRus ( )
Date: June 20, 2017 06:50PM

No one on the design team noticed? Or intentional? Dunno.

Aside from that, put in a conference table in place of the weird white altar thing and the room looks like a conference break out room at any number of Marriotts, Hiltons, etc.

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Posted by: jacob ( )
Date: June 20, 2017 06:52PM

That is extrodinary

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Posted by: NormaRae ( )
Date: June 21, 2017 10:08AM

OMG, is this real? Must be photoshopped.

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Posted by: [|] ( )
Date: June 21, 2017 04:26PM

I don't know. This is an organization whose headquarters looks like this:

https://www.dreamstime.com/photos-images/lds-church-office-building.html

The elliptical bas relief world globe sculptures on both sides of the lower level )see bottom picture) are the perfect finishing touches for the world's largest phallus.

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Posted by: adoylelb ( )
Date: June 23, 2017 10:35PM

I don't know about anyone else, but I've always thought the LA temple looked pretty phallic.
https://www.dreamstime.com/photos-images/los-angeles-mormon-temple.html

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Posted by: messygoop ( )
Date: June 19, 2017 04:08PM

But how was the lobby?

That's what truly counts!

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Posted by: Jersey Girl ( )
Date: June 19, 2017 04:53PM

That chandelier looked suspiciously like a male part in need of viagra.

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Posted by: BYU Boner ( )
Date: June 20, 2017 12:04AM

Sometimes it happens, sigh.....

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Posted by: Void K. Packer ( )
Date: June 24, 2017 01:00AM

Going by that chandelier photo, no wonder they yap about needing strength in the loins in their super-secret "name".

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Posted by: BYU Boner ( )
Date: June 20, 2017 12:14AM

I searched for: Tucson Temple Interior. So far, 52 Morgbots gave it a 5-Star Review. Ah, soft missionary work is now just a click away.

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Posted by: It Gets Better ( )
Date: June 20, 2017 02:31PM

I have not seen the Tucson temple. I would rather get probed by space aliens. But, when the Gilbert, AZ temple opened, one of the bosses at work made a point of telling me how beautiful she thought it was. (She was not a member and I was.) I was embarrassed at the idea that somehow building a shining edifice proves how holy the church is. There must be a better way to spend the widow's mite.

For the money the church spends on temples it could add a couple of levels to a mall somewhere. For the cost of one crystal chandelier the Mormons could easily buy five minutes of political advertising supporting some referendum that is against something. For the cost it takes to generate the hype for one of these architectural monstrosities, the LDS overlords could send out hundreds of 18 year old missionaries.

What a waste of money.

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Posted by: Ramses ( )
Date: June 21, 2017 02:25AM

indeed. It looks like a cross between a mosque and an Italian baroque church. And the interior design is particularly dull and ugly. What a waste of money.

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Posted by: shapeshifter ( )
Date: June 21, 2017 01:48PM

LOL, the Phoenix temple chandelier looks like a space alien probe!
So 'It Gets Better' if you went to the Phoenix temple maybe you could have your 'desire' fulfilled. HA!

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Posted by: cinda ( )
Date: June 21, 2017 01:59PM

A resident here at the assisted living has a newspaper clipping photo of the Tucson temple 'dome' taped on his door for whatever reason. I actually like the looks of it compared to the usual spire on their temples.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/21/2017 02:00PM by cinda.

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Posted by: Cheryl ( )
Date: June 21, 2017 04:05PM

I'd guess it's an attempt at starting a missionary moment.

"Hi, what's that picture of a building on your door."

"Oh, that's a sacred mormon temple. Isn't it beautiful?"

"Yeah, it looks pretty nice."

"Come into my room for some cold lemonade and I'll show you pictures of all of the temples. And I think I have an Ensign magazine you might enjoy."

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Posted by: not-a-mo-nomo ( )
Date: June 23, 2017 03:18PM

Well made from the modern office/commercial yardstick (nothing like the ancient stuff obviously) but disappointingly mundane and banal. Also very small and all on one level ... I was surprised that the baptistery was on the ground level like all the other rooms instead of on a lower level as is usual.

You could practically look out from the corridor of the baptistry and see other people on the tour coming out of the celestial room on the other side of the main waiting area. The whole tour (time inside the actual temple) took about ten minutes.

They missed a big opportunity with that dome to make it open on the inside through to the central waiting area and put some murals on the inside of it. As it is, the waiting area (right under the dome) just has the standard flat ceiling and you wouldn't even know there was a dome up above.

Also it was like a gazillion degrees outside (well, 120 anyway.) Walking out of the temple was like going from a refrigerator into a furnace!

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Posted by: notmonotloggedin ( )
Date: June 23, 2017 10:33PM

not-a-mo-nomo Wrote:
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> They missed a big opportunity with that dome to
> make it open on the inside through to the central
> waiting area and put some murals on the inside of
> it. As it is, the waiting area (right under the
> dome) just has the standard flat ceiling and you
> wouldn't even know there was a dome up above.


Seriously? I can't believe that. So they completely negated the most glorious aspect of a dome in church architecture.

I guess it really is all about how it looks on the outside.

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Posted by: GNPE ( )
Date: June 24, 2017 12:39AM

The Mosques around Seattle are beautiful examples of design & construction, I'm going to inquire about. Possible tour or open house.

I'll also try to post a/some pics if that's allowable.


Once I attended worship with a Sikh friend but aside from the friendship it wasn't much.

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Posted by: AZ Ender ( )
Date: June 25, 2017 12:48AM

New Tcsn bldg has better chandelers. Less lewd.

Awfl treatment, awfl heat, bldg seemed elegant,

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Posted by: scmd ( )
Date: June 25, 2017 03:31AM

It reminds me of the episode of "Everybody Loves Raymond" in which Marie takes up sculpting except that Marie's sculpture was more female in design. I suspect that at least a few unimportant people caught the likeness but were nervous about saying anything to the higher-ups. It's too glaring a likeness to be missed by everyone.

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