Facts about the Indianapolis Indiana Temple

Location: 11565 Temple Drive, Carmel, IN 46032

Plans Announced: Oct. 2, 2010

Groundbreaking: Sept. 29, 2012

Public Open House: July 17 through Aug. 8, excluding Sundays

Cultural Celebration: Saturday, Aug. 22, at the IUPUI Carroll Track & Soccer Stadium

Dedication: President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the temple on Sunday, Aug. 23, in three sessions

Property Size: 18.11 acres

Building Size: 34,000 square feet

Building Height: 106 feet, 4 inches

Tower: 96 feet, 10 inches, crowned with a 7-foot gilded angel Moroni statue.

Exterior Features: The temple is built of structural steel and concrete with Aero Cream Limestone cladding quarried in Myra, Turkey, and fabricated in Isparta, Turkey.

Exterior Art Glass (also interior): The exterior art glass was designed by MHTN Architects of Salt Lake City, Utah, and was fabricated by Glass Images of Orem, Utah. Much of the glass came from Kokomo Opalescent Glass in Kokomo, Indiana.

Fountain: The fountain was designed by MHTN Architects and features two varieties of granite — Giallo Antico, a darker caramel color quarried in Brazil, and a lighter golden white color, called G350, quarried in northern China.

Interior Features Color Scheme: The primary color schemes are variations of blue with accents of gold and green. Interior wall color and coverings are similar to the warm tones of the limestone on the exterior of the temple.

Flooring: Floors and wall base throughout the temple feature Perlatino, Sahara Beige and Artic Grey marble.

Millwork: Cherry wood from the eastern United States with a natural finish is featured throughout the building. The carvings feature a circle within a square, the Celtic knot and the tulip poplar blossom.

Baptismal Oxen: The 12 bronze oxen supporting the baptismal font were sculpted and installed by Stan Watts, Atlas Casting of Kearns, Utah.

Mural: The original oil painting wall mural, depicting landscape scenes of Indiana, was done by Michael Albrechtsen of Olathe, Kansas.

The Indianapolis Indiana Temple is the 148th operating temple worldwide and the first in Indiana. The temple will serve approximately 30,000 Latter-day Saints in Indiana and eastern Illinois.

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