Monday, January 24, 2011

Location of Indianapolis (Carmel) temple announced.

01/24/2010. Journal entry. The Indianapolis Star newspaper has an article announcing the location of the Indianapolis temple. It's actually to be located in Carmel, the suburb immediately North of Indianapolis, at the Southwest corner of intersection of 116th Street and Spring Mill Rd.

That location is four blocks West of Meridian Street. Meridian is the center N/S street running through Indianapolis and Carmel. According to the map, it's close to Clarian North Medical Center and some fancy hotels.

Official church announcement here.

Church's Google outline of the property here, showing it's on the Southwest quadrant of that intersection. Using Google's distance-measuring tool (under Settings), and measuring the boundaries of the property, it looks to be 1,937,100 square feet or 44.5 acres. (Assuming the whole pond is included as per the note, and the boundaries squared off.) of Salt Lake also carried the announcement.

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At 1/24/2011 11:38:00 AM, Blogger Eric Nielson said...

Very cool. This may be closer for me in Sturgis MI. I wonder how the boundaries will work out.

At 1/24/2011 01:53:00 PM, Blogger Bookslinger said...

According to mileage, you're closer to both Bloomfield Hills (Detroit), 160 miles, and Glenview IL (Chicago), 157 miles, than Carmel, 174 miles.

If you're currently in the Chicago district, I wouldn't expect that to change. But if you do come down to the Indy temple, let me know, and "we'll do lunch."

At 1/24/2011 05:01:00 PM, Blogger Eric Nielson said...

That would be great.

I am in the Chicago district, but I have to drive through Chicago. So it is not just miles it is time. With the Indy temple being on the north side, that could mean almost no traffic problems.

At 1/24/2011 11:35:00 PM, Blogger Bookslinger said...

I-69 between Indy and Anderson is pretty crowded and most often slow during rush hour.

And the I-465 loop around Indy, espcially near I-69, is either crazy/dangerous or slow/crowded during rush hour.

I imagine new temples draw a big crowd the first few months with all the people within a day-trip's distance visiting at least once to check it out.

I did some calculations about how many temples would be needed to do ordinances for the estimated 60 billion humans on earth since Adam and Eve. Assuming virtually all temple work will be done in the millennium, and an average size temple, the church would have to build 3,000 at a constant pace by the end of the millennium, and get to the 1500 marker half-way through.

That's "only" 3 temples a year.


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