Talk:Salt Lake Tabernacle
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The design was given by revelation to the prophet at the time, Brigham Young. This is plainly NOT NPOV. I would add something like "according to" to the front of this statement, but I don't know who goes after the "according to." RhesusmanRhesusman 24 July 2005 16:34 (UTC)
- Yes, this article needs to be re-written, actually. If I every get time I will. As-is, it seems like it might be a copyright violation from an LDS source, but this hypothetical source does not seem to be in Google. Needs NPOV in either case. Cool Hand Luke 01:14, 27 July 2005 (UTC)
Upside down photo of truss
No one has been willing to come forth to turn around the photo of the truss, I had to do it to get it shown right side up. The truss curves inward from bottom. Samuelsenwd (talk) 07:26, 2 May 2009 (UTC)
- After a very long wait, I have clarified this in the article. ——Rich jj (talk) 16:33, 8 February 2011 (UTC)
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What's the Tabernacle's religious role?
I would assume that religious services are held in the Tabernacle and yet there is no discussion of the services or the religious significance of the building, or its architecture. Some should be included. --Bruce Hall (talk) 12:20, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
- Agreed! I came to the article looking for such information and leave without having learned anything about the building except its architecture. --18.104.22.168 (talk) 13:17, 23 December 2016 (UTC)
Most of this section is dubious. It's not NPOV and there are no citations of any neutral acoustic expert (or notable non-LDS musicians) praising its acoustics. On the contrary, the domed/concave ceiling geometry and focusing effects described are usually regarded as acoustical flaws. The Tabernacle is even cited in Wikipedia as an example of a "Whispering Gallery"--not a quality you want in a large auditorium or concert hall. Also--the concept of removing interior columns because they "obstruct the flow of sound waves" is not a real acoustical concept. Sound waves bend quite readily around columns. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 01:29, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
http://www.acousticdimensions.com/achieve_services_acoustics.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 01:34, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
- The acoustics do not need to be praised by non-LDS musicians or neutral acoustic experts to be famed. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/02/us/02mormon.html The "fame of the acoustics of this tabernacle precede the existence of the acoustics firm you linked to, and also apparently outlasted it too. However, I did correct the interior columns comment. Jbh001 (talk) 23:28, 8 January 2017 (UTC)
Semi-Annual conference note
Casual reader here, however something I noticed was the reference of the semi-annual conference the building was built and used for. A little more accurate would be that it was used for the 'Annual and Semi-annual Conferences' The annual conference occurs every April, and the semi-annual is six months later, or in October. I understand it's a minor distinction, but for what it's worth, it would also be more complete. Thank you.188.8.131.52 (talk) 09:13, 17 December 2014 (UTC)Ryan C.