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Excavation for Meridian Temple

Excavation activities are well underway for the Meridian Idaho Temple and meetinghouse. Footings for the foundations will soon be poured.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Utility Work at the Sapporo Japan Temple
Monday, September 15, 2014
A large crane is lifting construction materials into the rising exterior walls of the Sapporo Japan Temple as workers make initial utility runs. A mock-up stands near the temple that displays the exterior façades for the various buildings on site.

Fountain Testing at the Payson Utah Temple
Friday, September 12, 2014
At the beginning of this week, the first water test of the fountain on the east side of the Payson Utah Temple was successfully initiated. The site plan shows water features on both the east (front entrance) and west sides of the building.

Scaffolding Removed from Córdoba Temple Tower
Friday, September 12, 2014
Since placing the gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni atop the tower of the Córdoba Argentina Temple last month, the scaffolding has now been removed from the tower, giving a nearly finished look to the exterior. The temple is expected to open its doors sometime next year.

Chain-Link Fence Removal at Phoenix Temple
Thursday, September 11, 2014
The green tarp and chain-link barrier that has surrounded the Phoenix Arizona Temple since construction began three years ago is finally coming down, giving passers-by an unobstructed view of the beautifully landscaped grounds.

Provo City Center Temple Parking Garage
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Little work remains until the Provo City Center Temple parking garage has been fully covered and completed. A driveway entrance will soon be poured on the south side, complementing an entrance on the west side by the post office.

Fasting and Praying for Progress in Italy
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Members of the Rome Italy East Stake dedicated their fast this month to the construction progress of the Rome Italy Temple and to the workers' ability to build to the standards required by the Church. Little has changed on the exterior for several months, but work continues slowly inside.

Construction Progress at the Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Monday, September 8, 2014
Several boom lifts are on site at the Indianapolis Indiana Temple as attachment of the exterior stonework nears completion. The large stone panel that will be installed over the entrance columns will bear the inscription Holiness to the Lord—The House of the Lord.

Clearing Meridian Temple Site
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Just two days after the closing amen at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Meridian Idaho Temple, heavy equipment was on site clearing trees and rough grading.

Natural Stone Going in Payson Utah Temple
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Numerous boxes sit outside the Payson Utah Temple holding beautiful natural stone, like marble, for the interior trim and accents being installed inside the building. On the outside, work continues on the fence, sprinkler system, and landscaping.

Public Open House Ends Saturday for Ogden Temple
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
The final opportunity to tour the renovated Ogden Utah Temple and Ogden Tabernacle will be this Saturday, September 6, which will conclude a five-week public open house. Free reservations for the final days are available online.

Pouring Exterior Walls for the Sapporo Japan Temple
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Peering through the trees that line the campus of Hokusei Gakuen University, the rising exterior walls of the Sapporo Japan Temple can be seen as a mix of concrete, forms, and rebar. Construction can also be viewed from nearby Rainbow Bridge.

Tijuana Mexico Temple Fence
Sunday, August 31, 2014
A decorative wrought-iron fence has been installed around the Tijuana Mexico Temple site, featuring beautiful detailing consistent with the design motif of the temple.

Elder Andersen Visits Temple Sites in Peru
Sunday, August 31, 2014
During a recent tour of the country of Peru, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve visited the sites of both the Trujillo Peru Temple, which is currently under construction, and the Arequipa Peru Temple where construction has not yet begun.

More Fence Panels Installed at Payson Utah Temple
Friday, August 29, 2014
Construction workers at the Payson Utah Temple continue to make progress on the installation of a long decorative fence that will surround the perimeter of the property. Sprinkler lines are visible around the grounds where vegetation is planned.

Steeple Framework Installed Atop the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The 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.

Structural Steel Framing Nearing Completion in Fort Collins
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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.

Ground Broken for Meridian Temple
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve presided today over the formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Meridian Idaho Temple.

Holiness to the Lord Inscription Revealed at Provo City Center Temple
Saturday, August 23, 2014
High on the eastern wall of the Provo City Center Temple under a brick-bordered gothic arch, the sacred words Holiness to the Lord—The House of the Lord have been inscribed in stone.

Roof and Utility Work at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Friday, August 22, 2014
At 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.

Meridian Groundbreaking Set for Tomorrow
Friday, August 22, 2014
The formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Meridian Idaho Temple will be held tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. Attendance at the temple site is by invitation only, but the services will be broadcast to area chapels to allow everyone to participate.

Summer Storm at the Phoenix Arizona Temple
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Phoenix Arizona Temple shines against stormy desert skies in this beautiful photograph of the nearly completed edifice. The construction trailer has been moved off site as the list of tasks grows smaller. The open house begins in just seven weeks.

Tijuana Saints Look Forward to Completion of Temple
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
As construction of the Tijuana Mexico Temple advances, anticipation grows in the joyful Saints who look forward to its completion. Grilles have recently been added to the lower window openings.

"Therefore let the Saints be diligent in building the Temple, and all houses which they have been, or shall hereafter be, commanded of God to build; and wait their time with patience in all meekness, faith, perseverance unto the end."
—Joseph Smith

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