Hartford Connecticut Temple
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Recent News Stories
August 28, 2014
Steeple Framework Installed Atop the Hartford Connecticut TempleThe Hartford Connecticut Temple received an important addition this week with the installation of the steel framework for the steeple that sits over the east entrance. Following the tradition of New England architecture, the temple will feature many classical elements including Ionic columns supporting a pediment, square lattice windows, and a frieze bearing the inscription Holiness to the Lord—The House of the Lord.
August 22, 2014
Roof and Utility Work at the Hartford Connecticut TempleAt the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the structural steel and metal framing have been erected with exception of the spire, the concrete floors are poured, the roof is being installed, and utility work is underway. Excavation has begun for a storm water detention system.
August 8, 2014
Exterior Framing and Insulation for Hartford TempleExterior framing is underway between the large steel columns at the Hartford Connecticut Temple as an insulating material is applied.
July 18, 2014
Hartford UpdateLand leveled in front of temple; studs added to parapet wall framing.
June 28, 2014
Hartford Temple UpdateThe framed Hartford Connecticut Temple is captured on a beautiful New England summer day. The temple stands near the childhood home of Wilford Woodruff.
May 30, 2014
Hartford Connecticut Temple WingsTemporary roofing now covers the wings of the Hartford Connecticut Temple where major steel framing is completed, allowing the large crane to move to another construction site.
April 28, 2014
More Framing Erected in HartfordSteel framing for the Hartford Connecticut Temple continues to rise at its wooded location in Farmington, including girders that have been set at an angle for the roof.
April 14, 2014
Steel Framing Begins in HartfordThe first steel beams that will shape the Hartford Connecticut Temple were erected today and fastened to the reinforced concrete foundation. Additional beams stand at the ready.
April 5, 2014
Basement Walls Poured for Hartford TempleAt the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the basement walls have been poured and are being waterproofed and backfilled. The crane has arrived for the erection of steel girders that will frame the building beginning in mid-April.
March 21, 2014
Basement Walls Poured for Hartford Connecticut TempleThe first basement walls can now be seen at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site. With the arrival of spring, construction crews are enjoying warmer weather and accelerated progress. The basement will enclose the baptismal font.
March 7, 2014
Forms and Rebar Going Up for Hartford Temple Basement WallsWith the concrete slab poured for the basement floor of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, forms and rebar are now being set in place for pouring the walls. The basement of the temple will house the baptistry.
February 26, 2014
Pouring Slab Foundation for the Hartford Connecticut TempleDespite temperatures in the upper teens, concrete pumps and mixers have arrived to pour the slab foundation for the Hartford Connecticut Temple. A handful of trucks are working round-robin fashion to deliver 800-900 cubic yards of concrete from nearby Farmington Ready-Mix Concrete.
February 19, 2014
Preparing to Pour Font Slab for Hartford Connecticut TempleAt the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, construction workers are carrying heavy rods of rebar to the excavation area where a 4-foot thick mat-slab foundation will be poured for the floor of the baptistry. If weather permits, the pour could take place as early as next Tuesday.
January 9, 2014
Excavation Advancing at Hartford Connecticut Temple SiteAt the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, excavation work has begun with the deepest area being for the future baptismal font. Severe winter weather is currently arresting the New England region, which slows construction progress.
October 28, 2013
Site Clearing Progress for Hartford Connecticut TempleLaborers have been hard at work at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, preparing the ground for grading and excavation. The efforts have included razing residences and an office building and clearing vegetation. The footprint of the temple is marked by white stakes.
October 3, 2013
Preparing the Ground in Hartford for ConstructionStanding among the beautiful New England fall trees at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, construction machinery is arriving to begin preparation of the land. President Thomas S. Monson presided at the temple groundbreaking on August 17, just days before his 86th birthday.
August 17, 2013
President Monson Breaks Ground for Hartford Temple"Today is a special and sacred day as we bring to fruition the hopes and dreams of the Church members here and break ground for the Hartford Connecticut Temple," said President Monson on Saturday at the groundbreaking ceremony for Connecticut's first temple.
July 30, 2013
Demolition Proceeding at the Hartford Temple SiteAt the site of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, demolition crews are razing the existing structures—including an office building and residences—to make way for the beautiful temple complex. Ground will be formally broken for the edifice in two and a half weeks on Saturday, August 17.
July 12, 2013
Groundbreaking Scheduled for Hartford Connecticut TempleOn Saturday, August 17, at 11:00 a.m., ground will be formally broken for the Hartford Connecticut Temple. All are invited to participate in the historic event via satellite broadcast to local chapels. Due to limited parking, attendnace at the temple site is by invitation only.
June 5, 2013
Construction of Hartford Temple Expected to Begin this SummerDemolition of the existing building at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site is anticipated to begin sometime after the end of June when a business operating there will have relocated. The building formerly served as the Whitman Restaurant. A date for the groundbreaking has not been announced.
June 20, 2012
Plan and Zoning Commission OKs Hartford Temple PlansOn Tuesday, the Town Plan and Zoning Commission resumed a public hearing to receive input on the Hartford Connecticut Temple project. After taking comments, including concerns about increased traffic on Route 4, the commissioners unanimously approved the request.
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