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Scaffolding Removed from Payson Utah Temple Spire

Only a few pieces of art glass remain to be installed in the spire of the Payson Utah Temple, which is no longer surrounded by scaffolding. The glass will be installed once workers no longer require an opening for passing in materials.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Furniture Delivery at the Phoenix Arizona Temple
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Padded chairs, end tables, and other furniture arrived at the Phoenix Arizona Temple yesterday as the building moves closer toward completion. An official announcement of the open house and dedication dates is expected very soon.

Ogden Temple Open House Begins Friday
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The public is invited to tour the Ogden Utah Temple beginning this Friday through Saturday, September 6, excluding Sundays. Free reservations are available at

Philadelphia Complex Design Review
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The 32-story apartment building and meetinghouse planned for the lot across from the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple are undergoing the Civic Design Review process.

More Stone Arrives in Indianapolis
Monday, July 28, 2014
Additional preassembled pieces of the Indianapolis Indiana Temple façade have arrived on site, including sections that will be placed on either side of the temple spire.

Pioneer Day Finial and Finish Line at the Provo City Center Temple
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Thursday marked a state holiday in Utah, which commemorates the day that pioneers first entered the Salt Lake Valley. In Provo, one festivity included a 5K run from the Provo Utah Temple to the Provo City Center Temple with some participants donning Pioneer garb. It was business as usual for construction workers who lifted a copper finial atop the northeast tower.

Grounds Taking Shape at Córdoba Argentina Temple
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Curbing has been poured in recent weeks at the Córdoba Argentina Temple, giving structure to the open grounds that will beautify the complex. Palms trees will be plentiful—providing a buffer between structures that share the block. Work is underway on a two-lane entrance.

Fort Collins Temple Framing Progress
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Steel beams and columns continue to be assembled to create the exterior form for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple. The building features a pitched north-to-south roof line.

Ogden Temple Open House Tickets Now Available
Monday, July 21, 2014
Reservations for the public open house of the renovated and architecturally transformed Ogden Utah Temple block are now available online. The open house will run from Friday, August 1, through Saturday, September 6.

Exterior Removed from Montreal Quebec Temple
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Since closing last month for an extensive remodeling and renovation project, the Montreal Quebec Temple has been stripped of most of its exterior stone, exposing the wooden studs that will be replaced. Scaffolding surrounds the spire where stone removal will continue.

August Groundbreaking Announced for Meridian Temple
Saturday, July 19, 2014
A groundbreaking ceremony has been announced for the Meridian Idaho Temple. The event will take place on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the temple site, which is located just north of the intersection of North Linder Road and Chinden Boulevard.

Hartford Update
Friday, July 18, 2014
Land leveled in front of temple; studs added to parapet wall framing.

Starry Starry Night at the Payson Utah Temple
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The night sky fills with stars above the beautifully illuminated Payson Utah Temple where the constellation Scorpius looms over the mountains, boasting its red supergiant Antares. The Payson temple will serve the growing Church membership in southern Utah County.

Phoenix Arizona Temple Address Set in Stone
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The numbers designating the Pinnacle Peak Road address of the Phoenix Arizona Temple have been precisely attached to an outer wall encircling the grounds. Beautiful beveled mirrors in gold frames have been delivered for the sealing rooms.

Apostles Visit Sapporo
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
A recently produced video by the Church (in Japanese) documents the visit of Elder Cook and Elder Christofferson to the Sapporo Japan Temple site in late May including close-up shots of the construction progress.

Framing Underway for Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Monday, July 14, 2014
Steel beams have arrived at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site, which are being hoisted into place by a large crane to form the skeletal structure for the building. The single-story temple will have a partial basement for mechanical systems and an on-site residence for the temple president.

Fence Installation Progress at the Payson Utah Temple
Friday, July 11, 2014
More posts and balusters of the decorative fence have been installed around the Payson Utah Temple site. Work on window installation continues, which has taken longer than expected. The temple is anticipated to open next year.

Provo City Center Temple Parking Structure
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The remaining sections to be poured of the expansive underground parking facility at the Provo City Center Temple lie on the south side where supporting columns and large grids of rebar can be seen. Restoration work continues on the building's exterior.

Scaffolding Removed from Trujillo Peru Temple Tower
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
The Trujillo Peru Temple is captured with a beautiful Pacific Ocean background in this photograph taken from a nearby residence. The majority of scaffolding that surrounded the tower for several months has been removed, revealing the stonework that has been accomplished.

Wrapping Up Landscaping
Monday, July 7, 2014
Landscaping is nearly complete at the Phoenix Arizona Temple where newly laid sod sits between the planters and garden areas. Finishing work continues inside.

Steel Beams Peek Over Berm in Sapporo, Japan
Saturday, July 5, 2014
A pair of steel beam structures has appeared at the Sapporo Japan Temple, which can been seen rising over the berm on the eastern side of the site. The beams will hold the temple spire, which will stand over the center of the building.

Paris France Temple Substructure
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Work is well underway on the extensive substructure for the Paris France Temple, which will feature an underground parking facility. A tower crane has been anchored at the center of the site, which is surrounded by a vast mesh of rebar.

Ogden Open House Tickets Available July 21
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Beginning Monday, July 21, at 10:00 a.m., online reservations will be made available for the free public open house of the Ogden Utah Temple and tabernacle. The open house begins on Friday, August 1, and continues through Saturday, September 6.

"At the temple the dust of distraction seems to settle out, the fog and the haze seem to lift, and we can 'see' things that we were not able to see before and find a way through our troubles that we had not previously known."
—Boyd K. Packer

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