Angel Moroni Statue Placed atop Nauvoo Temple
September 20, 2001 — Church in the News
As the Nauvoo Illinois Temple nears completion, one of the final touches will be adding the statue of the angel Moroni to the top of the structure. The statue will be hoisted atop the temple on Friday, 21 September 2001, bringing the temple's height to 161 feet, 8 inches. An open house is set to begin 18 May 2002 and will run for 5 weeks. On 27 June 2002, President Gordon B. Hinckley will dedicate the temple and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will sing.