Damaged Angel Moroni statue removed from Salt Lake Temple

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After 128 years, Angel Moroni statue of the Salt Lake Temple has been lifted. This action is line with the renovation of the temple. This will see the 128 year statue refurbished and given a trumpet for later re-installation.

Andy Kirby, director of historic temple renovations stated that the Salt Lake Temple is the house of the Lord, and it is being shored up and strengthened to be able to stand for generations to come. The director also said, “Each aspect of this project plays an important role in helping this sacred structure to remain a symbol of permanence, optimism, and faith for people around the world.”

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In addressing the media, Daniel Woodruff, spokesperson for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, said;

This morning, crews on Temple Square are working to remove the angel Moroni statue and capstone which stand atop the Salt Lake Temple. This has long been planned as part of the temple renovation, but the timeline to do so was accelerated following the earthquake in March. The statue and capstone will be preserved and refurbished before being reinstalled at a later date. Work also continues to remove stones from the upper spires of the temple for preservation during the project. Those stones will be reinstalled in the future.

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