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Angel Moroni statue ascends to top of Provo City Center Temple (19 photos)

By Tad Walch, Deseret News

Published: Monday, March 31 2014 3:00 p.m. MDT

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Thousands of people watch and document as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Thousands of people watch and document as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Crowds gather as workers prepare to place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Crowds gather as workers prepare to place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

The BYU women's soccer team gathers on the lawn outside the Historic Utah County Courthouse.

The BYU women's soccer team gathers on the lawn outside the Historic Utah County Courthouse. (Tad Walch, Deseret News )

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Crowds gather as workers prepare to place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Crowds gather as workers prepare to place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Thousands of people watch, some from rooftops, as they document events as workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo.

Workers place an Angel Moroni statue atop the Provo City Center Temple as thousands of people watch Monday, March 31, 2014, in Provo. (Tom Smart, Deseret News)