One of the most impressive buildings in San Diego – the Mormon Temple!
The temple is located in UTC (University City) area of San Diego, where you can also find a lot of nice apartment buildings.
Please find here some facts about the Temple:
Built: 1988 to 1993
Site: 7.2 acres (about 30’000 m2)
Exterior Finish: Marble chips in plaster.
Temple Design: Modern, two-tower design.
Number of Rooms: Four ordinance rooms and eight sealing.
Total Floor Area: 72,000 square feet (about 6’700 m2)
The San Diego California Temple was the third temple built in California, following the Los Angeles California Temple (1956) and the Oakland California Temple (1964).
On Monday, December 23, 1991, the 186th anniversary of the birth of the Prophet Joseph Smith, a gilded statue of the angel Moroni was installed atop the eastern spire of the San Diego California Temple. Shortly after the setting, a traveling flock of seagulls—a bird of symbolic significance to the Church—circled the new statue about three times before continuing on its course.
Over 720,000 visitors attended the widely publicized open house of the San Diego California Temple in 1993.
The San Diego California Temple was honored as Headliner of the Year for 1993 in the landmark category by the San Diego Press Club.