Albuquerque New Mexico Temple
|Albuquerque New Mexico Temple|
|Dedication||5 March 2000
Gordon B. Hinckley
|Site||8.5 acres (3.4 hectares)|
|Floor area||34,245 sq ft (3,181 m2)|
|Preceded by||Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple|
|Followed by||Oaxaca Mexico Temple|
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Ground for the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple was broken in a special ceremony on June 20, 1998. About 6,500 members attended the event which had a 600-voice youth choir provide the music.
During a 10-day open house prior to dedication about 70,000 people toured the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple. LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the temple on March 5, 2000. During the dedicatory prayer, Hinckley expressed his hope that the new temple would turn the hearts of the LDS members to their families.
The Albuquerque New Mexico Temple serves about 55,000 members in New Mexico and bordering parts of Arizona and Colorado. It sits on 8.5 acres (34,000 m2) in northeast Albuquerque. The exterior is finished with desert rose pre-cast concrete and trimmed with Texas pearl granite. A gold statue of the angel Moroni tops the single-spire. The temple has a total of 34,245 square feet (3,181.5 m2), two ordinance rooms, and three sealing rooms.
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- Traver, Holly (June 27, 1998), "Ground broken for temple in New Mexico", Church News
- "Angel Moroni statues placed atop 2 temples", Church News, June 26, 1999
- "Open house, dedication set for Albuquerque temple", Church News, Feb 5, 2000
- "'A place that ties families together'", Church News, March 11, 2000
- Weaver, Sarah Jane (March 11, 2000), "Temple melding members of three cultures", Church News