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Old 03-02-2016, 11:56 AM
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Default Temple off I-495 north of DC

A roofing company we use got the contract to work on the needle towers on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/8...ew.html?pg=all


A drone flight over the Washington D.C. Temple recently made it possible for people to see the Mormon temple from a new angle.
I posted the youtube video to give you a view of what they are working with.
It has nothing to do or are they linked with the video.


Here are some photos sent to my PM who is a friend of the owner of the roofing contractor.



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Always looked like Disney world when we used to ride up to Urbana for lacrosse.
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Yeah, that a LARGE facility!!!!! It may be the church's second biggest one after the Salt Lake Temple. Temple access is limited to church members, but when build a new one, they typically will give tours to the general public before the building is consecrated.
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For those that have never seen it, this it what it looks like when driving north on I-495, the Washington Beltway.

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We always make some Wizard of Oz comment as we drive by
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My uncle worked on the placement of the figure at the top of the spire in the early 70's. That was his claim to fame.
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Wow Love those pictures. THANKS


Been driving by this all my life. We actually go to go in once about 35 years ago. The where replacing all the carpets and allowed non believers to tour it. I was young, but it was pretty cool

For years someone would get up on the bridge in the picture and spray pain Surrender Dorothy.


my kids would scream at me to turn on the wipers overtime we drove by ( I may have told the a story about how the angel blew his horn one time, and showered the beltway with bird poop). I was sad when they stopped panicking
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When we were kids my parents would tell my sister and myself it was the Wizard of Oz
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Quite the spectacle even after all these years.

That said, it is pretty audacious.

Went to our nanny's wedding there and they won't let you inside unless you're moron. It was kinda odd, we waited out front for the service to be over.
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
they won't let you inside unless you're moron.
that is very kind of the church to have a special day for them, but not very nice for you to call those poor folks that name. I think they prefer something like "intellectually challenged"
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Originally Posted by haneyrm View Post
My uncle worked on the placement of the figure at the top of the spire in the early 70's. That was his claim to fame.
I know it's not true but it's been a urban myth around here I've heard my whole life the figure on top is made of solid gold.
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That's one cool looking church
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They have a church going up in downtown Philly. It's almost finished and while not as large as the pic's above it is very impressive. Looks like no expense was spared
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Have seen the ones out in salt lake and have family that married into the Mormon church, I respect all religions but they're a different breed. Haven't talked to my cousins in 11 years because they found out I drank alcohol and had premarital intercourse while I was out there with there neighbors daughter. Sorry I liked to have fun!!
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I used to pass it all the time growing up. If I had to be up that high attached to a rope there wouldn't be enough pairs of clean underpants in the world for me.
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Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
We always make some Wizard of Oz comment as we drive by
HA!! Me too. My main office is in Bethesda and I've been driving by it often. Pretty cool to fly over it at night on approach to Reagan National, too.

I remember the "Surrender Dorothy" stuff, too!!
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Originally Posted by jhuffman228 View Post
Have seen the ones out in salt lake and have family that married into the Mormon church, I respect all religions but they're a different breed. Haven't talked to my cousins in 11 years because they found out I drank alcohol and had premarital intercourse while I was out there with there neighbors daughter. Sorry I liked to have fun!!
There is as much "variation" in that church as in any of them. have you ever heard the term "jack Mormon?"
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Originally Posted by jdm61 View Post
that is very kind of the church to have a special day for them, but not very nice for you to call those poor folks that name. I think they prefer something like "intellectually challenged"
Clearly I'm spending too much time in the bilge.
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http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...rm=jack+mormon
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I guess i'm a jack baptist myself, told my pastor one Sunday that ill be in church every Sunday at 1030 on the dot but by 1215 id be on the boat with cold miller lite. Have left the parking lot pulling my boat and changed at the dock!
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