Kyiv Ukraine Temple Details

Announced: July 20, 1998

Location: 1 Yabluneva Street, Sofiivska Borshagivka Village, Kyiv, Ukraine

Site: 50,000 square meters (about 12.4 acres).

Exterior finish: Amarelo Macieira granite with quartzite crystals which reflects sunlight.

Architects: MHTN of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and Strabag AG, Stuttgart, Germany

Contractor: Strabag AG, Vienna, Austria

Project manager: Hanno Luschin

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

Total Floor area: 2,061 square meters (about 22,000 square feet).

Dimensions: 42 meters (about 138 feet) high, crowned with a gilded Angel Moroni statue.

District: Serving some 31,000 members living in nine Eastern European countries.

Groundbreaking: June 23, 2007, by Elder Paul B. Pieper of the Seventy and president of the Europe East Area.

Dedication: Aug. 29, 2010, by President Thomas S. Monson in three sessions.

Excerpt: "May this House provide a spirit of peace to all who observe its majesty, and especially to those who enter for their own sacred ordinances and to perform the work for their loved ones beyond the veil. Let them feel of Thy divine love and mercy."

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