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Paving Underway at the Hartford Connecticut Temple

Asphalt rollers at the Hartford Connecticut Temple are cruising the temple site to pave the new driveways and parking lots. Work continues on attaching stone cladding to the exterior of the building. Inside, framing and drywall work is underway.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Temples in the News  |  Archived

Recent News Stories

Eastern Façade of Paris France Temple
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Scaffolding is coming down from the eastern wall of the Paris France Temple, which has been clad in a cream-colored stone and features magnificent blue and green art glass windows. Work continues on the other sides of the temple.

Panel Deliveries for Meridian Temple
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Flatbed trucks continue to make regular deliveries to the Meridian Idaho Temple site as precast concrete panels are hoisted into place and attached to the building's exterior.

Indianapolis Temple Open House Tickets Now Available
Monday, June 29, 2015
Free reservations to tour the interior of the Indianapolis Indiana Temple are now being taken through the online reservation system. The general public is invited to attend. Tours times are available from Friday, July 17, through Saturday, August 8, 2015, excluding Sundays.

Summertime at the Sapporo Japan Temple
Sunday, June 28, 2015
The leaves are green and the skies are blue at the Sapporo Japan Temple where construction is advancing swiftly. Scaffolding is coming down as the exterior nears completion with the obvious exception of the cornerstone.

Video Slideshow of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Thursday, June 25, 2015
A newly posted video of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple presents several views of the building taken during a beautiful sunset on Tuesday evening. Work continues on the temple grounds where concrete walkways are being poured and a decorative perimeter fence is being installed.

Paris in Panorama
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The latest photograph of the Paris France Temple shows progress on the entire complex.

New Monument Sign Installed at Provo City Center Temple
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
An empty slab of concrete is no longer showcased in the monument sign holder at the Provo City Center Temple. It has been covered with a beautiful piece of inscribed stone. The new sign corrects the original, which designated the temple as the Provo City Center Utah Temple.

147th Operating Temple Dedicated in Trujillo, Peru
Sunday, June 21, 2015
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Trujillo Peru Temple today. It is the second temple in Peru and the 147th operating temple in the world. A third temple for Peru will be constructed in the southern city of Arequipa.

Star Valley Wyoming Temple Foundation Walls
Friday, June 19, 2015
The first concrete walls for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple are visible off Highway 89, just south of Afton. Photographs of the foundation, taken from the mountains behind the temple site, capture the beauty of the temple's setting in this verdant valley near the Wyoming-Idaho border.

More Panels Set on Meridian Temple
Thursday, June 18, 2015
The attachment of stone façade panels to the exterior of the Meridian Idaho Temple continues along the main floor. The temple will be the second in the Boise metro.

Holiness to the Lord Inscription at Fort Collins Temple
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Raised gold lettering over the main entrance doors to the Fort Collins Colorado Temple will remind patrons that they are entering the House of the Lord. On the grounds of the temple, walkways are being poured around the building, and the monument sign has been installed.

Construction to Begin in Chile
Monday, June 15, 2015
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Concepción Chile Temple has been scheduled for Saturday, October 17. Construction is expected to last 2–3 years.

Overhead View of the Philadelphia Temple
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Progress on the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple complex can be seen from high-rise buildings located across the Vine Street Expressway. Structural framing is well underway for the meetinghouse, and excavation continues for the high-rise residential tower.

Rededication Announced for the Suva Fiji Temple
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The free public open house for the Suva Fiji Temple begins Monday, January 25, and continues through Saturday, February 6, 2016 (except for Sunday, January 31). The temple will be rededicated in three sessions on Sunday, February 21, 2016, with a cultural celebration the evening before.

Monument Sign Installed at Tijuana Mexico Temple
Thursday, June 11, 2015
A beautiful mission-style monument sign has been installed on the grounds of the Tijuana Mexico Temple. The distinctive detailing and bright white coloring coordinate perfectly with the sacred structure. The public is invited to an open house for the temple in November.

Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Provo City Center Temple
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
The First Presidency has announced the opening dates for the Provo City Center Temple. A public open house will be held Friday, January 15, through Saturday, March 5, 2016. The temple will be dedicated Sunday, March 20, in three sessions.

Aerial Update of the Meridian Idaho Temple
Monday, June 8, 2015
New aerial photographs of the Meridian Idaho Temple show the progress being made on the temple and meetinghouse, including the recently installed dome-like structure atop the temple. Rough grading has been finished for the ponds that will be featured on the temple grounds.

Payson Utah Temple Dedicated
Sunday, June 7, 2015
President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, dedicated the Payson Utah Temple today. It is the fifteenth in Utah and the third in Utah County. A fourth Utah County temple will soon be dedicated in Provo.

New Window at Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
Saturday, June 6, 2015
During a recent maintenance closure of the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple, a new window bearing the inscription Holiness to the Lord—The House of the Lord was installed on the west side at the main entrance. [ News Article ]

Forms Going Up in Star Valley
Saturday, June 6, 2015
With footings poured for the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, concrete forms are being erected for the foundation walls. The temple will be the first in the state of Wyoming.

Payson Utah Temple Cultural Celebration Tonight
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Fill the World with Love is the theme of the 70-minute cultural celebration that will be held tonight at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo to commemorate the dedication of the Payson Utah Temple. The event can be seen online at

Laying Sod at the Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Friday, June 5, 2015
Long rows of beautiful green sod are appearing on the grounds of the Indianapolis Indiana Temple, which is being prepared for a public open house that begins next month. A photo stream is available on Facebook, including photographs of the stately new monument sign.

"Hundreds of thousands of faithful members participate in the unselfish service we call "temple work," which has no motive other than love and service for our fellowmen, living and dead."
—Elder Dallin H. Oaks

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