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Church Office Building - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Church of jesus christ of latter-day saints in Salt Lake City, Utah

Introduction

History

  • πŸ“… Construction Started: 1962
  • πŸ’° Cost: $31 million
  • πŸ—οΈ Architect: George Cannon Young
  • πŸ“… Official Dedication: July 24, 1975
  • 🏒 Initial Use: Partially functional by 1972
  • πŸ“œ Historical Significance: Centralized LDS Church leadership offices upon completion

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Architecture

  • πŸ—οΈ Architect: George Cannon Young
  • 🏒 Height: 420 feet (128 meters) at roof level
  • 🏒 Floor Count: 28
  • 🏒 Design: Features vertical pinstripe pattern of cast quartzite columns
  • 🏒 Wings: East and west wings of four floors each
  • 🏒 Materials: Quartzite columns flanking narrow windows

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Observation Deck

  • πŸ”­ Public Access: Open to the public for free
  • πŸŒ„ Views: Antelope Island, Great Salt Lake, Wasatch Mountains, Oquirrh Mountains, Temple Square
  • 🌸 Gardens: Free tours of the surrounding gardens
  • 🌺 Garden Design: Redesigned every six months with exotic plants and flowers

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Surrounding Attractions

  • πŸ›οΈ Temple Square: Utah’s number one tourist attraction
  • πŸ›οΈ Salt Lake Temple: Central feature of Temple Square
  • 🎢 Tabernacle: Home of The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
  • πŸ›οΈ Assembly Hall: Historic building within Temple Square
  • πŸ›οΈ Joseph Smith Memorial Building: Located east of Temple Square
  • πŸ›οΈ Relief Society Building: Located east of Temple Square
  • πŸ›οΈ Family History Library: World’s largest genealogical facility, west of Temple Square
  • πŸ›οΈ Museum of Church History and Art: Located west of Temple Square
  • πŸ›οΈ Conference Center: 21,000-seat auditorium north of Temple Square

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Visitor Information

  • 🚫 Public Access: Building itself not open to the public
  • πŸ”­ Observation Deck: Open to the public for free
  • 🌸 Garden Tours: Free tours available
  • πŸ“ Location: 50 E. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150
  • πŸ•’ Best Time to Visit: Spring and fall for garden tours
  • 🌐 Nearby Attractions: Temple Square, Family History Library, Museum of Church History and Art

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Travel Information
πŸ“žΒ Β Β Phone: (801) 240-1000
🌐   Website: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/learn/church-office-building-temple-square?lang=eng&y_source=1_MzA1ODU2NTctNzE1LWxvY2F0aW9uLndlYnNpdGU%3D
πŸ“Β Β Β Address: 50 E North Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT 84150
πŸ”—Β Β Β Profiles: Facebook

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