The Floating Temple: The Provo Tabernacle

One of the Tumblr blogs I follow, thekhooll, featured the repair and transformation of a historic building in one of my hometowns, Provo, Utah, into a Mormon Temple.

How to Lift a Seven Million Pound, 112-year-old Building. Engineers first gutted the damaged interior and then supported the exterior walls with special scaffolding as they dug down to create space for a two story basement, so in actuality the building hasn’t even moved. The entire structure is now on stilts some 40 feet in the air and from some angles appears to be floating above ground. Photo By by Brian Hansen