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ST. GEORGE — Installation of a towering, gilded statue of Angel Moroni drew dozens of onlookers to the Red Cliffs Temple construction site on Tuesday.
Crane operators and construction workers collaborated to hoist and secure the statue to a central spire that rises above the three-story building. Other workers, local residents and even visitors snapped photos and recorded videos of the statue's progress to its eventual resting place atop the pink-hued edifice.
Temples built and maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are considered sacred spaces for members of the faith, and the rate of new temple construction has accelerated significantly in the past decade.