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Construction Trailers Leaving Payson Utah Temple Site

With construction wrapping up at the Payson Utah Temple, construction trailers are making their exit from the grounds, beginning with the visitors' information trailers. The temple open house begins in 7 weeks.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Excavation Started for Philadelphia Residential Tower
Monday, March 2, 2015
Excavation has begun for the high-rise residential tower that will stand next to the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple. Work on the temple has been focused on the interior, as the granite facade still reaches about a third of the way up the building. Visitors are welcome at an on-site visitors' trailer.

Elevator Shafts Rise in Meridian
Saturday, February 28, 2015
With the foundation for the Meridian Idaho Temple in place, workers are now assembling forms for pouring the building's elevator shafts.

More Exterior Panels Set on Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Friday, February 27, 2015
The 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.

Accommodation Center at the Trujillo Peru Temple
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Standing north of the Trujillo Peru Temple is a beautiful accommodation center that will provide patrons and temple workers who travel long distances a place to be welcomed, freshen up, and stay overnight. The temple and accommodation center will be dedicated on June 21, 2015.

Progress at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Thursday, February 26, 2015
While this winter's cold and snowy New England weather has detained work on the exterior of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, work progresses on the inside where drywall is being hung. Attachment of stone to the exterior walls will resume once the spring weather returns.

Star Valley Temple Groundbreaking
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The First Presidency has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015.

Site Plan Presented for Cedar City Utah Temple
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
At a Site Plan meeting held last month in Cedar City, plans for the Cedar City Utah Temple were presented for review of the proposed utility, building, and parking locations and for compliance with the building code. The planned location for the temple is 280 South Cove Drive.

Payson Open House Tickets Available April 13
Friday, February 20, 2015
Free reservations for the Payson Utah Temple open house will be accepted beginning Monday, April 13, at 10:00 a.m. Chain-link fencing was recently removed from the front of the temple, and winter coverings were lifted off the flower beds.

Ten Commandments Return to Provo Site
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
In addition to documenting the installation of more lamp posts and fence posts, the Provo City Center Temple Construction Blog has captured the return of the Ten Commandments monument that will stand on the temple grounds.

Star Valley Wyoming Temple Gaining Traction
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The recent application for building permits with the Town of Afton for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple has given Saints hope that construction is not far off. Final site and building blueprints are on file with the Town. Plans for the temple were announced in the October 2011 General Conference.

Tijuana Mexico Temple Tower
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Decorative touches are being added to the Tijuana Mexico Temple tower including soft accent lighting and beautiful wrought-iron work that will provide ornamentation in the arched openings found in the base section of the tower and in the cupola.

Mozambique's First Stake Organized in Maputo
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The first stake of the Church in the African nation of Mozambique was organized this weekend in the city of Maputo. Elder Stanley G. Ellis of the First Quorum of the Seventy presided. The Saints of Maputo travel approximately 350 miles to attend the temple in Johannesburg, South Africa.

View of Meridian from Drone
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Progress on the Meridian Idaho Temple foundation was captured from the perspective of a drone, which shows little remaining to be poured.

Exterior Walls Poured for the Paris France Temple
Saturday, February 14, 2015
New photographs of the Paris France Temple, taken from an adjacent high-rise building, show the concrete exterior walls that have been poured including walls for the attached low-profile reception and visitors' center. Construction is expected to continue into late 2016.

Córdoba Cultural Celebration
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The Orfeo Superdomo has been selected as the venue for the cultural celebration of the Córdoba temple set for May 16 at 6:00 p.m.

Freiberg Germany Temple Closed for Renovation
Monday, February 9, 2015
Today the Freiberg Germany Temple officially closed for renovation with an expected completion in mid-2016. The temple serves Saints throughout Eastern Europe including eastern Germany, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, and Moldova.

Philadelphia Temple Update
Monday, February 9, 2015
While granite and window installation continue at the Philadelphia temple, the services building has been bricked, and land is being cleared for the residential tower across the way.

11 Weeks to Open House
Saturday, February 7, 2015
With the open house fast approaching, work is wrapping up on the Payson Utah Temple.

Scaffolding Coming Down from Provo City Center Temple
Saturday, February 7, 2015
More of the character-rich exterior of the Provo City Center Temple has been revealed with the removal of scaffolding and sheeting from the west side of the building, joining the also-visible north side.

Land Cleared for Meetinghouse
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Land next to the Meridian Idaho Temple has been cleared and graded for the meetinghouse that will be constructed there, sharing parking with the temple.

"I am deeply interested in this work. I am anxious to encourage the people to press on in securing their genealogies and after doing so in laboring in our temples."
—Heber J. Grant

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