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Project Scope
 
 Completion: Spring  2014

 

Square Footage: 30,000 SF


Features: The temple’s light-colored, acid-etch finish precast façade resembles natural stone used on many temples in the U.S. Dominant precast features include a curved colonnade with arched window openings and intricate mold work including a repetitive delicate grass motif on the temple’s columns and spandrels and lettering cast into the precast.  The monolithic 41-foot central precast spire was the biggest challenge on the project as the owner desired it be constructed with minimal or no joints. In order to create a monolithic steeple with minimal weight, Gate Precast fabricated a steel stay-in-place inner form to allow production of a hollowed out, full-height precast piece. Reinforcement was also attached to the inner form.

Awards: 2014 Sidney Freedman Craftsmanship Award (Honorable Mention) 

Owner: Church of Latter Day Saints

Architect: Architectural Nexus, Inc.

 

Contractor: Suffolk Construction

Producer: Gate Precast (Kissimmee)