SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Workers have replaced the iconic gold statue of a trumpet-blowing angel that was scorched by lightning atop a new Mormon temple in South Jordan last month.
The statue of the angel Moroni sits on the 60,000 square-foot Oquirrh Mountain Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was hit and damaged during a June 13 rain storm.
It took three hours to replace.
3D Art Inc. owner Bruce Wallgren says the replacement has two grounded lightning rods — one on the head and one sprouting from the trumpet.
The temple opens for use by church members later this month.