Summarized by Nicholas Maddox
Building blocks for the new LDS hall
Deseret News 1Jun99 C6
By Alan Edwards:
IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO -- The new assembly building of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is
being faced with granite acquired as loose stones from Little Cottonwood Canyon.
This is the same stone from which the Salt Lake Temple was built. Idaho
Travertine in Idaho Falls, Idaho has the contract to quarry 14,000 to 21,000
tons of granite from Little Cottonwood Canyon, haul it to their cutting
facility, cut it into approximately 1,129 pieces and deliver it to the Salt Lake
construction site. Idaho Travertine is operating 24 hours a day, six days a week
to meet the material demands of the construction deadline of April 2000 General
Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Webster's New Collegiate defines travertine as crystalline calcium
carbonate...formed by deposits from spring waters.