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Gilding at the Paris France Temple

Workers are gilding the traditional Holiness to the Lord inscription located over the entrance to the baptistry of the Paris France Temple.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Sidewalk Pavers and More at Tucson Arizona Temple
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Construction continues swiftly at the Tucson Arizona Temple where sidewalk pavers have been laid in the parking lot, leading to the temple entrance, and in the patron plaza on the west side. Trees and landscaping rocks now decorate the green spaces in the parking lot.

Site Clearing Begins for the Arequipa Peru Temple
Friday, January 13, 2017
While members eagerly await a groundbreaking announcement for the Arequipa Peru Temple, site clearing and leveling activities have begun at the temple site by E.C.C. Proyectos. After the groundbreaking, COSAPI will serve as general contractor for the temple.

A Closer Look at the Paris France Temple Art Glass
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Greater detail can be seen in the art glass windows at the Paris France Temple in newly posted nighttime photographs. The expert design and execution of the windows is the work of Holdman Studios, located in Lehi, Utah, and Ensenada, Mexico.

Advancements at the Tucson Arizona Temple Grounds
Monday, January 9, 2017
Numerous trees have arrived in large black buckets on the east side of the Tucson Arizona Temple grounds, ready to be integrated into the landscaping. The east-side patron plaza has been poured, including a prominent water feature, and lamp posts are being installed.

New Missionaries Welcomed to Italy Rome Mission
Sunday, January 8, 2017
New missionary arrivals are welcomed to the Italy Rome Mission with a visit to the beautiful four-building Rome Italy Temple complex, which has been under construction for over six years. Art glass for the temple is expected to be shipped for installation in the spring.

Meridian Moroni Endures Sub-Zero Temperatures
Friday, January 6, 2017
Fields of icy white stretch as far as the eye can see from atop the Meridian Idaho Temple where a snow-capped Moroni braves sub-zero temperatures. On the temple grounds, patron plazas have been created on the east and west sides of the building with a water feature at the entrance.

Rising Landmark in Fortaleza, Brazil
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
The second-floor walls for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple have been poured, and the concrete forms have been removed. The temple is quickly becoming a city landmark.

Visualizing the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Complex
Monday, January 2, 2017
A newly posted 3D render of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple offers a remarkably life-like visualization of the completed complex of buildings including the temple, meetinghouse, and maintenance building. Construction is anticipated to begin in earnest in the spring.

Excavation Begins for Lisbon Portugal Temple Foundation
Sunday, January 1, 2017
After nearly four months of construction activity at the Lisbon Portugal Temple site, which has been focused on preparing the land and pouring the meetinghouse foundation, excavation has begun for the temple foundation. Until now, the site had served as a construction staging area.

Temple Advancements in 2016
Saturday, December 31, 2016
In 2016, six temples were dedicated in Provo, Sapporo, Philadelphia, Fort Collins, Star Valley, and Hartford with two temples rededicated in Suva and Freiberg. Ground was broken for four temples in Kinshasa, Barranquilla, Durban, and Winnipeg. And four new temples were announced for Quito, Harare, Belém, and Lima.

Nighttime Lighting of the Paris France Temple
Thursday, December 29, 2016
The high-tech lighting system at the Paris France Temple subtly illuminates the exterior surfaces of the building while interior lights bring to life the exquisite art glass, featuring flowering blossoms and eye-pleasing geometry. Preparations are underway for a spring open house.

Structural Framing for Meetinghouse at Portugal Lisbon Temple Site
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Concrete beams are going up on the south side of the Lisbon Portugal Temple property where the on-site meetinghouse is being constructed. Excavation continues in the area designated for a utility building, along the western edge of the property.

Christmas-Colored Art Glass at the Tucson Arizona Temple
Sunday, December 25, 2016
The recently installed art glass on the south side of the Tucson Arizona Temple features beautiful red and green hues, fitting for the holiday season. On Christmas morning, Tucson members found snow had fallen on the mountains surrounding the temple site—its pure white symbolic of the holy work performed in The Lord's House.

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Exterior Walls Poured
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Workers have completed pouring the concrete exterior walls for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple, with some rebar in place on the east side in anticipation of pouring the base walls for the domed tower. Construction of Colombia's second temple is making steady progress.

Meridian Welcome Center Closed for the Holiday
Friday, December 23, 2016
Early-morning frost clings to the delicate bushes and branches that beautify the natural landscape around the Meridian Idaho Temple. The welcome center is currently closed for the Christmas holiday, reopening on Tuesday, December 27. The temple is expected to be completed next year.

Fortaleza Brazil Temple Visible from Roadway
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Motorists traveling along Avenida Santos Dumont in Fortaleza can easily see the rising walls of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple above the blue and white construction barrier that surrounds the property. Rebar on the east side of the building is slightly taller, as it will support the steeple.

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—D&C 110:7

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