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Lighting Tests Underway at Ogden Utah Temple

The spire of the Ogden Utah Temple was beautifully illuminated last night by the new lighting system that is being installed and tested. The grounds continue to be more defined and filled with vegetation. Water has been added to the pool on the west side of the temple.

Friday, April 18, 2014

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Work Focused on Interior of Rome Italy Temple
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Visible cues on the progress of the Rome Italy Temple complex are becoming less obvious as the focus turns to the buildings' interiors. However, Saints can still look forward to the completion of the towers and the placement of angel Moroni.

Milestone Reached in Tijuana
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
A gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni—a beloved symbol of the restored Church—was fastened to the top of the cupola of the Tijuana México Temple tower today.

Subgrade Work Resumes at Sapporo Temple Site
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Unencumbered by winter weather, laborers at the Sapporo temple site have assembled catwalks and delivered rebar and utility conduits to the five buildings concurrently under construction. The mission office pad is seen in the foreground.

Steel Framing Begins in Hartford
Monday, April 14, 2014
The first steel beams that will shape the Hartford Connecticut Temple were erected today and fastened to the reinforced concrete foundation. Additional beams stand at the ready.

Final Months of Construction for Ogden Utah Temple
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Spring and summer will provide the needed weather to make the final push on the renovation of the Ogden Utah Temple block, which is expected to be completed later this year. Numerous trees and shrubs are making their new home on the grounds while work advances on the interior.

Members Grateful for Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple
Saturday, April 12, 2014
As the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple enters its final open house week, South Floridians look forward to its dedication and express the blessing of having the House of the Lord in their midst in a new video presentation.

Landscaping Work Underway at Córdoba Argentina Temple
Thursday, April 10, 2014
The grounds of the Córdoba Argentina Temple are taking shape with the addition of concrete planters and retaining walls and the planting of beautiful palms trees. Stone has been attached to the temple spire, which will feature panes of art glass in the slender arched openings.

Major Steel Framing Nearing Completion in Philadelphia
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Boom trucks are lifting steel to the top level of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, as the concrete and steel skeleton nears completion. In the coming months, a highly detailed stone façade will cover the exterior of the building, and framing for rooms will proceed on the interior.

Cupola Added to Tijuana México Temple
Monday, April 7, 2014
The cupola that will soon support a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni has been added to the Tijuana México Temple. Framework stands ready around the base of the tower for archways topped with scrolled embellishments.

Stonework Reaches Upper Levels of Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Sunday, April 6, 2014
Basket cranes at the Indianapolis Indiana Temple are lifting construction workers even higher as classically detailed pieces of the stone façade are attached to the building exterior. Insulation attached to the other side of the walls helps keep out the cold.

Basement Walls Poured for Hartford Temple
Saturday, April 5, 2014
At the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the basement walls have been poured and are being waterproofed and backfilled. The crane has arrived for the erection of steel girders that will frame the building beginning in mid-April.

Scaffolding Removed from Provo City Center Temple Tower
Thursday, April 3, 2014
The newly installed figure of the angel Moroni atop the Provo City Center Temple is now more visible with the removal of scaffolding from around the slate roof of the central tower. If you missed seeing the placing of Moroni, view these video presentations including "Moroni cam."

Landscape Boulders Delivered to the Phoenix Temple Site
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Heavy equipment has been hard at work at the Phoenix Arizona Temple site this week positioning large landscape boulders. Plants and bushes continue to be added to the grounds as well.

Monument Sign Installed at the Payson Utah Temple
Monday, March 31, 2014
It was a monument day for Utah County on March 31. While construction workers at the Payson Utah Temple were topping the new monument sign, workers at the Provo City Center Temple were topping the central tower with the angel Moroni.

Angel Moroni Lifted Atop Provo City Center Temple Today
Monday, March 31, 2014
The traditional gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni was hoisted into place atop the central tower of the Provo City Center Temple this afternoon. The highly anticipated event began at approximately 2:30 p.m. Crowds gathered at various locations around the former tabernacle.

Major Renovation Coming for Montréal Québec Temple
Saturday, March 29, 2014
On June 2, 2014, the Montréal Québec Temple will close for a complete renovation of the interior and exterior. The ordinance rooms will feature beautiful landscape murals, and the exterior will be have an altered appearance. The temple is expected to reopen in September 2015.

Concrete Pier Footings Poured for Fort Collins Temple
Friday, March 28, 2014
Four-foot circular forms are being sunk into the ground at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site and filled with concrete around steel reinforcing bar to create the footings for the temple foundation. Rebar can been seen rising from each footing at its location off Trilby and Timberline Roads.

Fence Installation at the Phoenix Arizona Temple
Thursday, March 27, 2014
A decorative fence is appearing in the red soil that surrounds the Phoenix Arizona Temple. Arizona's fourth temple was recently dedicated in Gilbert. The Phoenix temple will be the fifth in the state. And a sixth is planned for Tucson.

Public Invited to Tour the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Tours of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple begin this week, starting with VIP tours and then opening to the general public on Saturday. The open house continues through Saturday, April 19, when it will be closed for formal dedication on Sunday, May 4. Free open house reservations are available online.

Fence Installation and Street Closure at Ogden Utah Temple
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Activity is full steam ahead at the Ogden Utah Temple grounds where the installation of a decorative fence and the planting of trees and shrubs are quickly advancing. In cooperation with the City, Grant Avenue has been closed behind the temple, which will be reconfigured and beautified.

Construction Update on the Payson Utah Temple
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Spring weather has recharged the activity at the Payson Utah Temple grounds where shrubs are being planted and posts have been installed for the southern fence. Preparations are underway for curbing and walkways at the northeast corner.

"Each holy temple stands as a symbol of our membership in the Church, as a sign of our faith in life after death, and as a sacred step toward eternal glory for us and our families."
—Russell M. Nelson

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