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Reservations Now Available for Sapporo Japan Temple Open House

Those wishing to tour the new Sapporo Japan Temple may obtain free tickets for the open house through the online reservation system. The temple will be open to the public July 8–23, 2016.

Monday, June 27, 2016

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Final Exterior Panels in Place
Sunday, June 26, 2016
With beautiful panels now surrounding the entire Cedar City Utah Temple, the sacred structure already stands as a monument to the faith of the Southern Utah Saints.

Advancements at the Tucson Arizona Temple
Friday, June 24, 2016
Swift progress continues at the Tucson Arizona Temple construction site where retaining walls have grown much taller and workers have nearly completed shingling the dome. Members look forward to the addition of the cupola and angel Moroni that will sit atop the temple.

Entrance Columns Appear at Hartford Temple
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The slender steel columns that support the pediment over the main entrance to the Hartford Connecticut Temple are being enclosed in stone to become beautiful Ionic columns, adding to the neoclassical charm of this New England building.

Over 40,000 Guests Plan to Tour Philadelphia Temple Thus Far
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Reservations to tour the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple continue to climb with over 40,000 spots already taken. The public has the opportunity to see the inside of the temple from August 10 through September 9 before it is formally dedicated. Guests are encouraged to make a free reservation.

Fort Collins Temple Reservations Available in July
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Free open house tickets for the public open house of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple will be made available beginning July 11 at 10 a.m. MDT.

Adding Exterior Panels to Cedar City Utah Temple Tower
Monday, June 20, 2016
The final precast concrete panels are being attached to the Cedar City Utah Temple tower. Construction on the handsome building, which shares similarities with the neo-Gothic tabernacle in Brigham City, began ten months ago and is expected to continue into the latter half of next year.

More Trees Planted at the Paris France Temple
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Landscaping efforts at the Paris France Temple have progressed from the interior courtyard to in front of the visitor's center wing where new trees and flowers have been planted. The wing will serve as an entrance to the gardens in the courtyard, which will be open for public enjoyment.

Wrapping Up Landscaping at Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Friday, June 17, 2016
Workers at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple are making the final push on landscaping by filling the numerous planter boxes and garden areas with trees, plants, and flowers. The public open house begins in two months, but no date has yet been provided when tickets will become available.

Landscaping Advancements at Star Valley Wyoming Temple
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Flanking either side of the monument sign at the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, short concrete landscape walls have been faced with a rustic light-colored ledge rock. Dark fence poles circle the temple, which have been dropped into place as landscaping of the grounds progresses.

Tucson Arizona Temple Dome Ready for Shingles
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
A new overhead view of the Tucson Arizona Temple dome shows that the wood decking is in place beneath a protective underlayment and eight curved ribs secured at the dome's eight corners. Shingling is expected to begin shortly. The temple will serve members from 10 stakes in Southern Arizona.

Presidents Called for New Temples
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Gérard S.G. Giraud-Carrier has been called as president of the new Paris France Temple. Bin Kikuchi will preside over the new Sapporo Japan Temple.

Sapporo Japan Temple Open House Tickets
Monday, June 13, 2016
Free reservations for guided tours of the Sapporo Japan Temple will be made available online beginning Monday, June 27, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. JST (Japan Standard Time). The open house will be held Friday, July 8, through Saturday, July 23.

Cedar City Temple Photobomb
Sunday, June 12, 2016
A mischievous butterfly jumped into this new photograph of the Cedar City Utah Temple. The majestic building is already a prominent community landmark.

Philadelphia's Logan Square
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Standing across from iconic Logan Square in Center City, Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple is a breathtaking addition to this downtown historic district. The public open house for the temple begins in just two months. Obtain free open house tickets online.

Star Valley Spring
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Spring is in full bloom in Wyoming's picturesque Star Valley where the beautiful Star Valley Wyoming Temple now stands. The temple will bless the Saints in this high-mountain valley where winter travel conditions can be harsh. The availability date for free open house tickets has not yet been announced.

Progress at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The rapidly appearing entrance plaza at the Hartford Connecticut Temple is adding beauty and dimension to the granite-clad building. Inside, installation of trim, lighting fixtures, and lockers continues while flooring is laid and walls are painted.

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Sunset
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
The sun sets at the beautiful Fort Collins Colorado Temple where construction is in its final stages. VIP and media tours begin at the temple in just ten weeks, immediately prior to the open house.

Meridian Idaho Temple Webcam Relocated
Monday, June 6, 2016
Now sitting atop the new stake center, the webcam for the Meridian Idaho Temple offers an excellent view of the construction site, including the joint parking lot and temple entrance. View a recently posted Facebook video of the construction progress.

Jordan River Utah Temple Spire Lights Extinguished
Sunday, June 5, 2016
It is an odd sight for residents of South Salt Lake Valley to see the familiar nighttime lighting of the Jordan River Utah Temple spire turned off as renovation activities proceed on the 35-year-old building. Patrons are attending other temples in the valley during the two-year closure.

Holiness to the Lord Panel Attached to the Cedar City Utah Temple
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Precast concrete panels now cover the entire exterior of the Cedar City Utah Temple (except for the tower), including the recently attached Holiness to the Lord panel above the main entrance doorway.

Roofing the Tucson Arizona Temple Dome
Friday, June 3, 2016
Work has commenced on roofing the dome for the Tucson Arizona Temple where decking and a protective underlayment are being attached to the supporting framework. Once these materials are in place, workers will begin laying shingles.

Lightning-Damaged Angel Moroni Replaced
Thursday, June 2, 2016
A new angel Moroni statue, originally intended for the Meridian Idaho Temple, was set in place atop the Bountiful Utah Temple yesterday, replacing the previous Moroni that was irreparably damaged by a lighting strike on May 22, removing chunks of fiberglass from the face and back.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Plaza
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple grounds will feature an enchanting entrance plaza with granite-faced garden areas containing a variety of flowers and trees including Japanese maples. Dark granite pavers and beautiful aged bronze entrance doors were recently installed.

Laying Sod at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Work is progressing at the Hartford Connecticut Temple grounds where rolls of sod have been laid and trees have been planted. Shingles are going up on the temple president's residence, and granite continues to be attached to the temple exterior.

"Every foundation stone that is laid for a Temple, and every Temple completed according to the order the Lord has revealed for his holy Priesthood, lessens the power of Satan on the earth, and increases the power of God and Godliness."
—George Q. Cannon

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