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Second Floor Walls Rising for Fortaleza Brazil Temple

The latest photographs of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple show concrete forms going up for the second-floor walls and for the elevator shaft. Structural framing continues to rise for the patron housing facility, and subgrade work has commenced on the adjoining meetinghouse.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Recent News Stories

Update on the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple
Monday, December 5, 2016
Progress continues on the concrete block exterior walls for the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple. Openings can be seen for the windows and the front entrance, which will wear a white steeple.

Fencing Progress at the Cedar City Utah Temple
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Over the past few weeks, significant progress has been made on the fence that surrounds the grounds of the Cedar City Utah Temple. Large retaining walls were installed to keep the ground level immediately around the temple. Focus is turning to the temple interior.

Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Elder Larry Y. Wilson of the Seventy presided today at the groundbreaking ceremony for Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, which was broadcast to local Church meetinghouses. Construction of the temple is expected to last approximately 20 months.

Exterior Lighting at Meridian Temple
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Tests are underway of the high-tech exterior lighting system that will softly illuminate the Meridian Idaho Temple, accenting its unique architecture.

Plumbing the Tucson Temple Water Feature
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
The rough plumbing is in place for the water feature that will decorate the east side of the Tucson Arizona Temple.

Welcome Center Reopens at Meridian Idaho Temple
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Visitors interested in the construction of the Meridian Idaho Temple can drop by the Welcome Center, which has reopened in the adjacent stake center. Hours are weekdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

Pouring Meetinghouse Footings at Lisbon Temple Site
Monday, November 28, 2016
Rebar and concrete are being combined inside the carved trenches at the Lisbon Portugal Temple complex to form the footings for the meetinghouse. A growing mound of dirt is being piled on the temple site, which is currently a staging area for the meetinghouse construction.

Fortaleza Brazil Temple Main Floor Walls
Friday, November 25, 2016
Concrete forms stand on top of the foundation walls for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple, holding the curing main floor exterior walls. North of the temple, structural columns are rising for the patron housing facility where long-distance travelers will be accommodated.

Pouring Durban South Africa Temple Foundation
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
It is summer in South Africa where the weather is warm and breezy. Despite the wind gusts around the Durban temple site, workers have made concrete pours for the foundations of the temple and adjacent housing building. Workers are also connecting to the City water supply.

Landscaping Progress at the Cedar City Utah Temple
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
More trees and bushes are appearing on the grounds of the Cedar City Utah Temple, including local flora like Juniper trees, which dot the surrounding hillsides. The interior has been enclosed using a combination of glass, tarps, and particle board to cover the window and door openings.

Cupola Assembly Added to Concepción Steeple Framework
Monday, November 21, 2016
The Concepción Chile Temple stands a little taller with the addition of the domed-shaped cupola assembly to the top of the steel framework for the steeple. Laborers continue to apply a building wrap to the north side of the temple while the grounds take shape with new concrete pours.

155th Operating Temple Dedicated in Suburban Hartford, Connecticut
Sunday, November 20, 2016
President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency presided at today's dedication of the Hartford Connecticut Temple. At Saturday evening's youth cultural celebration, he told the youth "that this temple in Hartford is an important part of the marvelous work of Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to bring the light of the gospel into your lives and the lives of thousands of others."

Groundbreaking Announced for Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Church leaders have announced that the formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 12:00 noon. Elder Larry Y. Wilson will preside at the services, which will be broadcast to local Church meetinghouses.

Monument Sign Holder at the Paris France Temple
Thursday, November 17, 2016
The concrete holder for the monument sign of the Paris France Temple has been faced with stone and is ready for the inscribed sign to be attached. In just five months, the temple will open to the public for a three-week open house beginning April 22 and continuing through May 13.

Walls Going Up for the Kinshasa Temple
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
It has been an exciting time for the Church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo with a recent visit from Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and the rising of exterior walls for the Kinshasa temple.

Exterior Walls Rising for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Construction workers at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple site have been busy pouring the reinforced concrete exterior walls for the temple, which have reached the second level. The landmark building stands on a hillside next to the highway that leads to the port city of Cartagena.

Cedar City Utah Temple: A Beacon to the World
Monday, November 14, 2016
"Each [temple] stands as a beacon to the world, an expression of our testimony that God, our Eternal Father, lives, that He desires to bless us and, indeed, to bless His sons and daughters of all generations." —Thomas S. Monson

Guard House Going Up at Concepción Chile Temple
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Concrete exterior walls have been poured for the guard house that stands at the entrance to the Concepción Chile Temple complex. Scaffolding surrounds the steeple framework, which will be faced with stone and topped with a dome-shaped cupola that will support the angel Moroni statue.

Idaho Falls Idaho Temple to Reopen in June
Friday, November 11, 2016
The public open house for the newly renovated Idaho Falls Idaho Temple will be held Saturday, April 22, through Saturday, May 20, 2017. The rededication of the temple will take place on Sunday, June 4, 2017, in three sessions. Youth will present a cultural celebration the evening before.

Installing Light Fixtures at Meridian Idaho Temple
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Evenings at the Meridian Idaho Temple have become a little more enchanting with the installation of interior light fixtures, landscaping bollards, and lamp posts. The black perimeter fence has been erected around the temple grounds.

"As we come unto Christ and journey to higher ground, we will desire to spend more time in His temples, because the temples represent higher ground, sacred ground."
—Joseph B. Wirthlin

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