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Southwest Corner Remaining on Meridian Temple Exterior

Beautiful exterior panels now cover nearly the entire main body of the Meridian Idaho Temple. Workers will soon attach panels to the southwest corner of the building and proceed to the temple tower. Framing is progressing steadily on the adjacent stake center that shares the grounds.

Monday, August 31, 2015

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Philadelphia Temple Update
Friday, August 28, 2015
At the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, granite has been attached up to the cornice and work progresses on the cornice roof, parapet, and towers. The completion of granite is expected by the end of November. Inside, painting and trim is moving along and the light fixtures are installed. Work has begun on an outdoor plaza.

Angel Moroni Installed Atop Fort Collins Temple
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Despite the discouragement of recent vandalism at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site, construction activity has moved forward including a milestone event held this morning of lifting the traditional gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni into place atop the building's spire.

Church Statement on Vandalism at Fort Collins Temple Site
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
"We are saddened by the vandalism at the construction site of the Fort Collins Temple…and at other places of worship in the area. Both the construction company and the church are working closely with local authorities as they pursue their investigation. Questions regarding the nature of the vandalism should be directed to local law enforcement."

Construction Progress at the Paris France Temple
Monday, August 24, 2015
A new photograph of the Paris France Temple shows that stonework covers the entire east side and nearly the entire north side (rear). Concrete has been poured for the courtyard, which will feature a water attraction and planter boxes.

Indianapolis Indiana Temple Dedicated
Sunday, August 23, 2015
President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Indianapolis Indiana Temple on Sunday, August 23. Prior to the dedication, President Eyring conducted the traditional cornerstone ceremony. The evening before, a youth cultural celebration was held.

Landscaping Progress at Sapporo Japan Temple
Thursday, August 20, 2015
More and more trees are appearing around the Sapporo Japan Temple site as workers shift their focus from the buildings' exteriors to the buildings' interiors and grounds. The distinctive edifice will be the third operating temple in Japan.

Shingling the Spire for the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Progress can be seen on the shingling work for the Hartford Connecticut Temple spire, which was delivered to the site several weeks ago. The handsome structure will complete the distinctive New England-style steeple that will crown the building. Concrete has been poured for a beautiful rock wall that will run along the property next to the main road—Farmington Avenue. And a gravel bed has been laid for the driveway that enters the temple site.

Cedar City Utah Temple Groundbreaking Video
Monday, August 17, 2015
If you missed the groundbreaking broadcast for the Cedar City Utah Temple, don't despair! The ceremony proceedings are now available to view online. In the few days since the ceremony, grading and excavation activities are already underway.

Landscaping Progressing at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Monday, August 17, 2015
The Fort Collins Colorado Temple grounds continue to take shape as fence posts are installed, walkways are poured, and garden areas are defined. Much of the activity is focused on the front side of the building, which will feature a beautiful fountain flanked by planter boxes filled with flowers.

Structural Steel Framing for Philadelphia Meetinghouse
Saturday, August 15, 2015
The steel skeleton of the meetinghouse that stands across from the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple is rising while substructure walls are poured for the high-rise residential tower next door. Work continues on the temple proper where windows have been installed in the towers.

Lintel Stone Installed at Provo City Center Temple Site
Friday, August 14, 2015
The inscribed stone that once capped the front entrance to the "Old Provo Tabernacle" (the original meetinghouse that stood on the north lot) has now been installed near the Ten Commandments monument—just a few feet from its original location—as a fitting tribute to that pioneer building.

Construction Activity at the Frankfurt Germany Temple
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Although the Frankfurt Germany Temple is not yet closed for renovation, construction activity is already underway with the building of a new stake center behind the patron housing facility and the removal of trees at the front of the property. Renovation of the temple proper begins September 7.

Public Tours of Mexico City Mexico Temple Begin Friday
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Beginning this Friday, August 14, and continuing through Saturday, September 5, the beautifully renovated Mexico City Mexico Temple will be open to the public for free guided tours. Take a virtual tour of the interior of the temple.

Main Floor Walls Rising for Star Valley Wyoming Temple
Sunday, August 9, 2015
In beautiful Afton, Wyoming, the reinforced concrete exterior walls for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple are rising against a backdrop of green, tree-covered mountains. Forms are in place for the future art glass windows that will decorate each side of the sacred structure.

Ground Broken Today for the Cedar City Utah Temple
Saturday, August 8, 2015
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Cedar City Utah Temple was held this morning at 10:00 a.m. Attendance at the temple site was by invitation, but services were broadcast live to the 17 stake centers in the temple district. President L. Whitney Clayton of the Presidency of the Seventy presided.

Groundbreaking Announced for the Tucson Arizona Temple
Friday, August 7, 2015
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking ceremony for the Tucson Arizona Temple. The services will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.—the same date and time selected for the Concepción Chile Temple groundbreaking ceremony.

Jordan River Utah Temple to Undergo Renovation
Friday, August 7, 2015
The First Presidency has announced the closure of the Jordan River Utah Temple in the Salt Lake Valley. The temple will be closed from February 15, 2016 through the latter part of 2017 to undergo extensive renovation. Following the renovation, the temple will be rededicated.

Meridian Temple and Stake Center
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
As decorative concrete panels cover more of the exterior of the Meridian Idaho Temple, wood framing rises for the adjacent stake center.

Expanding the Freiberg Germany Temple
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Forms are going up for the exterior walls that will enclose the expansion of the Freiberg Germany Temple. The temple currently has just one ordinance room, which limits the frequency of sessions. Members of the temple district travel long distances from various European nations.

"As we touch the temple and love the temple, our lives will reflect our faith. As we go to the holy house, as we remember the covenants we make therein, we will be able to bear every trial and overcome each temptation."
—Thomas S. Monson

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