Tabernacle on Temple Square

Completed in 1867, the Salt Lake Tabernacle is home to the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
Dubbed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright as "one of the architectural masterpieces of the country and perhaps the world", the structure was an engineering feat for its day. The framework of the roof is a lattice structure constructed and fitted into place using wooden dowels, rawhide strips, and few metal fasteners.

The journal Scientific American made referrence to the "majestic, towering, self-supporting roof" in an 1867 article about the tabernacle, and in 1892 spoke of its "marvelous perfection as a sound chamber". - Martin van Hemert