BETA

Helsinki Finland Temple

Announced: April 2, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

Location: Leppasillantie 3, 02620 Espoo, Finland.

Telephone: 358 9 849-3710

Presidency: Melvin J. Luthy, president; Jorma Juhani Alakoski, Mark Eugene Anderson.

Exterior finish: Light gray Italian granite; stone walls surrounding temple made of Finnish brown granite.

Temple design: Classic elegance.

Site: 7.4 acres

Architects: Evata Architects, Helsinki, Finland.

Project manager: Hanno Luschin.

Contractor: NCC Rakennus OY, Helsinki, Finland.

Rooms: Celestial room, baptistry, two ordinance rooms, two sealing rooms.

Total floor area: 16,350 square feet.

Dimensions: 212 feet by 103 feet by 139 feet

District: 18,824 members in Finland and Eastern European countries of Russia and Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

History: Groundbreaking, site dedication held March 29, 2003, by Elder D. Lee Tobler; open house held Sept. 21 to Oct. 7, except Sundays, with 57,646 attending; temple dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley in four sessions, Oct. 22, 2006, with 10,750 attending, and thousands more watching via satellite broadcasts throughout the temple district and in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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