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Tijuana Mexico Temple Fence

A decorative wrought-iron fence has been installed around the Tijuana Mexico Temple site, featuring beautiful detailing consistent with the design motif of the temple.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

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Elder Andersen Visits Temple Sites in Peru
Sunday, August 31, 2014
During a recent tour of the country of Peru, Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve visited the sites of both the Trujillo Peru Temple, which is currently under construction, and the Arequipa Peru Temple where construction has not yet begun.

More Fence Panels Installed at Payson Utah Temple
Friday, August 29, 2014
Construction workers at the Payson Utah Temple continue to make progress on the installation of a long decorative fence that will surround the perimeter of the property. Sprinkler lines are visible around the grounds where vegetation is planned.

Steeple Framework Installed Atop the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Thursday, August 28, 2014
The Hartford Connecticut Temple received an important addition this week with the installation of the steel framework for the steeple that sits over the east entrance. Following the tradition of New England architecture, the temple will feature many classical elements including Ionic columns supporting a pediment, square lattice windows, and a frieze bearing the inscription Holiness to the Lord—The House of the Lord.

Structural Steel Framing Nearing Completion in Fort Collins
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
A truck-mounted crane stationed at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site continues to lift beams and columns, making quick work of the structural steel framing for the temple, which will feature pitched roof lines projecting from a central tower. Fort Collins is located about 65 miles north of Denver.

Ground Broken for Meridian Temple
Saturday, August 23, 2014
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve presided today over the formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Meridian Idaho Temple.

Holiness to the Lord Inscription Revealed at Provo City Center Temple
Saturday, August 23, 2014
High on the eastern wall of the Provo City Center Temple under a brick-bordered gothic arch, the sacred words Holiness to the Lord—The House of the Lord have been inscribed in stone.

Roof and Utility Work at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Friday, August 22, 2014
At the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the structural steel and metal framing have been erected with exception of the spire, the concrete floors are poured, the roof is being installed, and utility work is underway. Excavation has begun for a storm water detention system.

Meridian Groundbreaking Set for Tomorrow
Friday, August 22, 2014
The formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Meridian Idaho Temple will be held tomorrow morning at 11:00 a.m. Attendance at the temple site is by invitation only, but the services will be broadcast to area chapels to allow everyone to participate.

Summer Storm at the Phoenix Arizona Temple
Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Phoenix Arizona Temple shines against stormy desert skies in this beautiful photograph of the nearly completed edifice. The construction trailer has been moved off site as the list of tasks grows smaller. The open house begins in just seven weeks.

Tijuana Saints Look Forward to Completion of Temple
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
As construction of the Tijuana Mexico Temple advances, anticipation grows in the joyful Saints who look forward to its completion. Grilles have recently been added to the lower window openings.

Pavilion Roof Added at Provo City Center Temple
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Construction workers at the Provo City Center Temple added metal roofing to the gazebo-shaped pavilion today. The elevator shaft can been seen inside the structure, which will transport patrons from the underground parking garage.

New Views of the Paris France Temple Foundation
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Recent photographs of the Paris France Temple site show the progress that has been made on the vast substructure. Concrete has been poured to form additional walls and floors as large steel tubes provide temporary support. The temple is the first to be built in mainland France.

Returned Missionaries Visit Arequipa Peru Temple Site
Monday, August 18, 2014
On Saturday, August 16, a group of returned missionaries from the Peru Lima South Mission gathered to the site of the Arequipa Peru Temple, located at the entrance to the quiet village of Carmen Alto. As of yet, no groundbreaking date or construction timeline has been announced.

Trujillo Temple Receives Moroni
Friday, August 15, 2014
On August 14, 2014, Peruvian members celebrated the installation of the gold-leafed angel Moroni statue atop the beautiful domed spire of the Trujillo Peru Temple.

Angel Moroni Set Atop the Córdoba Argentina Temple
Friday, August 15, 2014
On Wednesday, August 13, construction of Argentina's second temple reached an important milestone with the installation of the traditional gold-leafed angel Moroni atop the spire. It is anticipated that the Córdoba Argentina Temple will be completed during the first half of 2015.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Exterior Walls
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Bricks have filled the once-open spaces between the steel columns that frame the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple and service building, forming exterior walls and window openings. The meetinghouse and apartment building that will rise on the lot across from the temple have recently passed design review.

Widening Road at the Fort Collins Temple Site
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
As part of the construction of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, Timberline Road—the road on the west side of the property—is being widened to better accommodate traffic. The temple continues to be framed with heavy steel using a large crane to lift the materials.

Replacing Construction Fence at Payson Temple
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
At the Payson Utah Temple, the chain-link construction fence on the southwest side of the property has been removed, as a permanent wrought-iron fence is installed. Several months of work remain to complete the temple interior.

Preparing for Phoenix Temple Open House
Monday, August 11, 2014
The meetinghouse adjacent to the Phoenix Arizona Temple is receiving a fresh coat of paint in preparation for the public open house that will be held the last three weeks in October. Tours will begin in the meetinghouse before proceeding to the temple.

Drone Captures Aerial Footage of Ogden Utah Temple
Friday, August 8, 2014
The magnificently reconstructed Ogden Utah Temple is a sparkling new centerpiece to Ogden's redeveloping downtown district. The temple's beauty was recently captured from the perspective of a drone and edited into a compelling YouTube video. The temple is currently open for public tours.

Exterior Framing and Insulation for Hartford Temple
Friday, August 8, 2014
Exterior framing is underway between the large steel columns at the Hartford Connecticut Temple as an insulating material is applied.

Phoenix Arizona Temple Open House and Dedication
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The public is invited to tour the Phoenix Arizona Temple from Friday, October 10, through Saturday, November 1, 2014, excluding Sundays. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, November 16.

More Plants, Panels, and Panes at the Indianapolis Temple
Thursday, August 7, 2014
The latest series of photographs posted for the Indianapolis Indiana Temple show numerous new plants, the arrival of more exterior panels, and the progress on installing beautiful art glass windows. Concrete has been poured for the water feature at the main entrance.

Finials Attached to Provo City Center Temple Towers
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
All four finials have been attached to the corner towers of the Provo City Center Temple. The beautiful copper shines in the sun, complementing both the Victorian styling of the building and the gold-leafed angel Moroni atop the central tower.

"And they pitched their tents round about the temple, every man having his tent with the door thereof towards the temple, that thereby they might remain in their tents and hear the words which king Benjamin should speak unto them."
—Mosiah 2:6

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