Inside of LDS temple revealed in
Washington, D.C., cutaway model, By
Deseret News Published: Saturday, Jan. 10 2015 9:05 p.m. MST
Deseret News WASHINGTON — The LDS
a cutaway model of its
Washington D.C. Temple
on Saturday at the temple's visitors center, providing the public
with an opportunity to experience a virtual open house.
The 1974 open house for the temple drew 750,000 visitors. Since
then, only members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day
Saints in good standing are allowed inside.
The model was the centerpiece of a
special reception at the visitors center on Saturday night hosted by
Henry B. Eyring,
first counselor in the
and his brother, Elder Harden Eyring, who is serving as the visitors
center director with his wife, Loi Anne.
In 2010, the church opened a new
a scaled cutaway model
of the Salt Lake Temple
at its visitors center on Temple Square. That model provided a look
inside a temple that hasn't been open to the public since 1893.
Elder Harden Eyring said in a church press release that the D.C.
Temple, a landmark in Washington, is "something of a mystery" to
many in the area.
“We have been hoping and planning for this temple display for most
of the two years my wife and I have been serving here at the
Washington D.C. Temple visitors center,” he said. “Now that it has
arrived and is ready for its introduction to the public, we are
simply overwhelmed with how beautiful and inspiring it is.”
The model of the Washington D.C. Temple is a 1:48 replica more than
9 feet high.
"This model is remarkable in the sense that it catches the beauty
and I think the feeling of reverence," President Henry B. Eyring