Talk:Washington D.C. Temple

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Graffiti comparing the temple with the Emerald City of Oz[edit]

This looks like a good opportunity for a picture. Would someone in the area of Washington, D.C. go to where this graffiti is and take a picture to post? Val42 21:38, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

It is not there at the current time. I do hope to take a picture next time it's up, though. --Thisisbossi 01:55, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
Its not a very encyclopedic addition to the article. Crufty.--Blue Tie 17:13, 15 September 2007 (UTC)
I like how the current incarnation of the article completely bypasses the obviousness of the joke behind the graffiti (that the DC LDS Temple looks like the Emerald City) and instead seems to suggest the graffiti is some kind of baffling and inexplicable hate crime against Mormonism. I've talked to numerous LDS members in DC and they all at least "got the joke", even if they didn't necessarily like it. What clueless, oversensitive cloister-dweller has been editing this article? Vintovka Dragunova (talk) 22:56, 2 March 2013 (UTC)
Feel free to make constructive and cited edits yourself rather than criticize and insult the efforts of others. It's part of assuming good faith. I don't see anything that seems to suggest anyone regards it as some kind of hate crime or unexplainable. It simply states the cited fact that some Mormons have viewed it as part of general misconceptions and others have found humor in the whole thing. The article itself is not trying to speculate what the reasons actually were (or are); it simply states verifiable facts of how it has been interpreted. Whether that was the actual reasoning behind why it was placed (or whether or not you or I agree with the interpretations) is irrelevant unless there is some kind of reliable source that mentions those reasons or mentions additional interpretations. --JonRidinger (talk) 03:43, 3 March 2013 (UTC)


Can someone please transwiki the images found on this article? -- 01:50, 20 September 2007 (UTC)


Should there be a comma after Washington, but before D.C. in the name of the subject? Or is that intentional? Illegitimate Barrister (talk) 22:56, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

We follow the naming convention for these structures set out by the LDS Church; for more info see: "Temples renamed to uniform guidelines". LDS Church News. October 16, 1999. . -- (talk) 17:21, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

Attempted statue theft[edit]

I read a story once in a Time or Newsweek type of publication, saying that a thief in a helicopter tried to steal the statue on top of one of the spires. I find no mention of it here. I can't find anything on other websites about it at the moment (Google isn't my friend at the moment) Can somebody with some time on his/her hands possibly look into it & add a paragraph about it in the "history" section? (talk) 19:12, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Sounds like an urban legend &/or Mormon folklore. -- (talk) 21:46, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

Is it the tallest?[edit]

Right now, the intro says that this temple is "the tallest in the United States", which seems to imply that there is at least one temple outside of the US that is taller, but the "Architecture" section says that it is the tallest of all the temples. If there are other taller temples, the architecture section needs to be fixed; on the other hand, if this is in fact the tallest temple, the wording in the intro should be tweaked. DBowie (talk) 03:15, 4 August 2013 (UTC)