- Associated Press - Monday, March 31, 2014

PROVO, Utah (AP) - A golden statue of the Angel Moroni has been placed atop the Provo City Center Temple in a move that signals the site’s transition from a tabernacle to a temple.

The Daily Herald reports a crane lowered the statute onto the building Monday afternoon as hundreds of spectators looked on.

The original tabernacle was destroyed Dec. 17, 2010, by a fire that started in the building’s attic.

Church President Thomas S. Monson announced in October 2011 that the historic structure would be rebuilt as a temple.

The building is scheduled to open at the end of 2015.

It will be one of 142 temples worldwide for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


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