Fort Collins Colorado Temple
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Recent News Stories
- October 28, 2014 - Mormon temple rises in southeast Fort Collins
February 27, 2015
More Exterior Panels Set on Fort Collins Colorado TempleThe precast concrete panels being attached to the exterior of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple have recently reached the base of the tower, which will eventually support the traditional gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni. Over 150,000 people reside in the beautiful city of Fort Collins.
January 28, 2015
Fort Collins Exterior ProgressNew photographs of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple show the progress being made on the north and west sides of the building.
January 10, 2015
Drywall Going Up in the Fort Collins Colorado TempleInside the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, drywall has been hung on some of the interior studs while on the outside, the roof has been covered in insulation and work continues on enclosing the structure. The temple will serve members in northeastern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming.
December 28, 2014
Street Lamps Installed on Timberline Road at Fort Collins Colorado TempleAs construction advances on the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, improvements continue to Timberline Road, which borders the temple to the west. The road has been widened, a dedicated right-turn lane added, and new street lamps installed. Precast concrete panels have been installed along much of the southern and western sides of the temple, but a good amount of work remains before the building is fully enclosed.
December 15, 2014
New Landmark Rising in Fort Collins, ColoradoSeen from nearby Fossil Creek Reservoir, the stately Fort Collins Colorado Temple is quickly becoming a new Fort Collins landmark. The beautiful city, home to Colorado State University, enjoys a majestic setting at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills along the Colorado Front Range.
December 6, 2014
Fort Collins Colorado Temple Construction AdvancesMild winter weather has been a boon to construction efforts at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple where work continues on enclosing the structure. A series of photographs taken yesterday shows the areas still awaiting the installation of precast concrete panels.
November 18, 2014
More Panels Attached to the Fort Collins Colorado TempleRegular deliveries of precast concrete panels continue to arrive at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site where they are attached to the steel structure of the building. The temple features classical design elements including dentil molding, Roman arches, and keystones.
November 7, 2014
Fort Collins Colorado Temple Construction UpdateConstruction workers are making steady progress at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple where interior framing is advancing, additional exterior panels have been installed, and an insulating underlayment is being attached to the roof. Majestic Drive has been paved around the temple.
October 22, 2014
Spire Attached to Fort Collins Colorado TempleThe wide-based tapering spire of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple has been attached to the steel framing for the steeple, which rises at the junction of the temple's A-frame roof lines. A handful of arched window units have been attached to the exterior walls of the sacred structure.
October 20, 2014
Preparing to Install Spire Atop Fort Collins Colorado TempleThe sheathed spire sitting on the grounds of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple will soon be lifted atop the steeple and platform that rise over the center of the building. Interior framing is well underway while some sections of the exterior walls and window openings have been set in place.
September 25, 2014
Structural Framing Going Up for Fort Collins Temple SteepleAt the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, four steel columns have been installed at the corners for the steeple, which will later be topped by a pyramidal spire and a gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni. The street-widening project of Timberline Road has been completed.
August 26, 2014
Structural Steel Framing Nearing Completion in Fort Collins A truck-mounted crane stationed at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site continues to lift beams and columns, making quick work of the structural steel framing for the temple, which will feature pitched roof lines projecting from a central tower. Fort Collins is located about 65 miles north of Denver.
August 13, 2014
Widening Road at the Fort Collins Temple SiteAs part of the construction of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, Timberline Road—the road on the west side of the property—is being widened to better accommodate traffic. The temple continues to be framed with heavy steel using a large crane to lift the materials.
August 4, 2014
Framing Advancements at the Fort Collins Colorado TempleSteel framing continues to rise for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple with beams now surrounding the elevator shaft that was erected a month ago. Construction followers have been thrilled with the recent addition of a webcam that provides a live stream from the construction site.
July 22, 2014
Fort Collins Temple Framing ProgressSteel beams and columns continue to be assembled to create the exterior form for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple. The building features a pitched north-to-south roof line.
July 14, 2014
Framing Underway for Fort Collins Colorado TempleSteel beams have arrived at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site, which are being hoisted into place by a large crane to form the skeletal structure for the building. The single-story temple will have a partial basement for mechanical systems and an on-site residence for the temple president.
July 1, 2014
Utility Work at Fort Collins Colorado TempleA collection of large pipes and conduits are on site at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple as work progresses on the plumbing and utilities. The foundation walls are poured and waterproofing applied; backfilling is currently underway.
May 27, 2014
Visible Progress on Fort Collins Colorado Temple FoundationAt the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site, forms have been removed to reveal portions of the foundation. Concrete pours, which are reinforced with steel bar (rebar), will continue over the coming days. Plans for the site also include a residence for the temple president and matron.
May 18, 2014
Foundation Work Continues at Fort Collins Colorado Temple"Just as buildings and institutions have foundations, so do we as individuals have foundations that support our faith.…[We] can stand on a firm foundation and anchor ourselves with straps of spiritual steel, rooted and grounded to the timeless pillars of the gospel." —Russell M. Nelson
April 27, 2014
First Foundation Walls Poured for Fort Collins TempleWith solid footings in place, the first reinforced concrete walls for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple foundation have been poured. Forms have been set in place for future pours. The temple will stand in the southern portion of Fort Collins, just north of nearby Loveland, Colorado.
March 28, 2014
Concrete Pier Footings Poured for Fort Collins TempleFour-foot circular forms are being sunk into the ground at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site and filled with concrete around steel reinforcing bar to create the footings for the temple foundation. Rebar can been seen rising from each footing at its location off Trilby and Timberline Roads.
March 20, 2014
Drilling & Pouring in Fort CollinsA concrete mixer, pump, and pile driver are working together to create a firm base for the foundation of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple.
March 8, 2014
Excavation Begins for the Fort Collins Colorado TempleAs truckloads of rebar arrive at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site, excavators are digging a hole for the temple's reinforced concrete basement. Site grading continues around the area of excavation. The temple will be the second in the state of Colorado.
February 22, 2014
Fence Erected, Grading Started in Fort Collins, ColoradoSix months after gold-colored shovels turned ground at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site, a chain-link fence and heavy equipment have arrived, signaling the start of full-scale operations. The ground is being graded and prepared for the excavation activity that will follow.
August 24, 2013
Ground Broken for Temple in Fort Collins, ColoradoAnnounced in General Conference two and a half years ago, the Fort Collins Colorado Temple received its formal construction start today. The temple is the second to be built in the state and will serve Latter-day Saint families in areas of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska.
July 2, 2013
August Groundbreaking Set for Fort Collins Colorado TempleThe groundbreaking ceremony for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple was announced on Sunday in area sacrament meetings for Saturday, August 24, at 10:00 a.m. Attendance at the temple site is by invitation only, but services will be broadcast to stake centers in the temple district.
June 15, 2013
A 3D Artist's Concept of the Fort Collins TempleArtist Brian Olson has created a beautiful 3D rendering of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple. Members eagerly await construction of the building, which has received city approval.
February 22, 2013
Final Approval Granted for Fort Collins Colorado TempleFollowing a public hearing last evening where attendees expressed concern and support for the project, the Planning and Zoning Board unanimously approved the Fort Collins Colorado Temple. Plans call for a 30,389-square-foot temple rising 112 feet to the top of the angel Moroni statue.
October 16, 2012
Fort Collins Colorado Temple Rendering ReleasedDuring a neighborhood meeting held on Monday, October 15, the rendering of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple was officially released to the public.
November 16, 2011
Proposed Fort Collins Temple Site Annexed; Zoning PendingLast night the Fort Collins City Council held a Second Reading for the ordinance that annexes the proposed Fort Collins Temple site into the city. A First Reading was held for the zoning ordinance. Once plans for the temple are completed, they will go before the City for approval.
November 4, 2011
Fort Collins SiteFollowing a public hearing, the Fort Collins Planning and Zoning Board has recommended approval of annexation of the Fort Collins Temple site. Impact on traffic and wildlife concerns neighbors.
September 7, 2011
Land-Use Restriction Removed from Fort Collins Temple SiteOn September 6, following a three-hour public hearing, Larimer County commissioners voted to remove a "residential only" zoning condition on the proposed Fort Collins Colorado Temple site. This action clears the way for the land to be considered for the site of a temple.
July 8, 2011
Fort Collins Colorado Temple Site AnnouncedThe site for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple has been officially announced as land at the southeast corner of Trilby Road and Timberline Road in Fort Collins, across the street from an existing meetinghouse. Construction will begin in the coming months and is expected to last about two years.
"Let us truly be a temple-attending and a temple-loving people….Let us make the temple, with temple worship and temple covenants and temple marriage, our ultimate earthly goal and the supreme mortal experience."
—Howard W. Hunter
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