Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Facts

Temple Announced: Oct. 3, 2009

Groundbreaking: June 18, 2011

Public Open House: Saturday, March 29, 2014, through Saturday, April 19, 2014, excluding Sundays

Cultural Celebration: Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Nova Southeastern University

Dedication: Sunday, May 4, 2014, three sessions

Property Size: 16.82 acres

Building Floor Area: 30,500 square feet

Dimensions: 173 by 187 feet

An angel Moroni statue was put in place on Oct. 24, 2013, and stands at 99 feet, 10 inches on the center spire.

Exterior: Precast integral colored concrete panels

Interior: Motif: long grass leaf; color scheme: blue, green, earth tones reflective of the Florida environment; art glass: designed by Architectural Nexus with Doug Solsburg and constructed by Glass Images in Orem, Utah; murals: designed and painted by Brad Aldridge; interior stone: Marble (crema marfil), limestone (gasgone beige) and onyx (lady onyx); woods: red grandis from Ecuador; chandeliers: Schonbek Lighting

Architects: Architectural Nexus, Salt Lake City

Contractor: Suffolk/Zwick Construction, West Palm Beach, Florida

The Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple is the 143rd operating temple of the Church worldwide and will serve approximately 25,000 members throughout south Florida. It is one of two temples in Florida, with the other in Orlando.

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