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Scaffolding Removed from the Rome Italy Temple Towers

Scaffolding has seemed like a permanent fixture at the Rome Italy Temple, which has surrounded the building for approximately three years. This week, the final scaffolds were taken down, changing the appearance of the exterior of the temple for the first time in 18 months. Heavy equipment can be seen on site, signaling an end to long construction delays and a revival of large-scale construction efforts, which are expected to continue well into next year.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

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Roofing the Fort Collins Temple
Friday, July 24, 2015
Workers at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple are scaling the roof and the steeple as they lay roofing materials on top of the building. More landscaping elements are also in place.

Open House Tours Continue at Indianapolis Temple
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Free tours of the interior of the beautiful Indianapolis Indiana Temple continue through Saturday, August 8. The building stands at the corner of W 116th St and Spring Mill Rd in the suburb of Carmel. It is the first Latter-day Saint temple constructed in the state.

Work Begins on Star Valley Temple Superstructure
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
At the Star Valley Wyoming Temple, forms have been set in place for pouring the first concrete exterior walls of the temple's main floor.

Granite and Window Installation Nearly Complete for Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
Monday, July 20, 2015
Work on the exterior granite for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple has reached the level of the cornice and parapet wall and has also begun on the west tower. Inside, the temple is in various stages of finish work including painting, plaster, and millwork. Next spring, work will begin on landscaping the plaza. Across the street, structural framing is nearly finished for the stake center with utility work beginning soon.

Pioneer Day Fireside in Provo
Saturday, July 18, 2015
In commemoration of Pioneer Day, a fireside will be held at 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Provo South Stake Center, 835 S 500 W, featuring Ryan Saltzgiver (an archaeologist who helped with the tabernacle excavation) and the new temple president and matron. Pictured here is new art glass over the north entrance to the Provo City Center Temple.

Site Clearing Begins in Cedar City, Utah
Thursday, July 16, 2015
In preparation for the groundbreaking ceremony next month, heavy equipment is clearing the site for the Cedar City Utah Temple.

Panels Reach Top Floor of Merdian Idaho Temple
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
At the southwest corner of the Meridian Idaho Temple, the installation of precast concrete panels has reached the top floor of the building. Several panels feature intricate designs, giving this holy house of worship a distinct appearance among Latter-day Saint temples.

Open House Tours Begin for Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Indiana's first temple is now open to the public for free tours of the interior, beginning with VIP and media tours through Thursday and opening to the general public this Friday through Saturday, August 8. Take a virtual tour of the temple.

Sapporo Japan Temple Gardens
Sunday, July 12, 2015
New trees and plants are appearing at the Sapporo Japan Temple site where landscaping efforts are well underway. A large pond near the temple entrance will feature large boulders that have been decoratively placed in the pond bed.

A Firm Foundation in Star Valley, Wyoming
Saturday, July 11, 2015
"How firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord, Is laid for your faith in his excellent word!" (Hymn 85). At the Star Valley Wyoming Temple site, the steel-reinforced foundation walls have been poured while cranes lift corrugated steel for workers to lay the main floor.

Montreal Quebec Temple Features Leaf Motif
Friday, July 10, 2015
Attachment of stone to the exterior of the Montreal Quebec Temple is approximately 65 percent complete. A unique leaf design is featured over some windows, which is presumably a motif that will be carried into the interior as well. The public will have a chance to tour the building in November.

New Exits to Bridal Plaza Added to South Wall of Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
Thursday, July 9, 2015
As part of the ongoing renovation of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, two new exit doorways have been cut into the south wall of the temple, which lead to the beautiful bridal plaza, featuring gardens and a shading structure that acts as a backdrop for wedding party photographs. The work of asbestos removal has recently been completed, which required several more weeks than anticipated due to the large amount of asbestos encountered.

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Entrance Fountain
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Construction is underway on the large water feature that will grace the east side of the Fort Collins temple near the main entrance. "Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me…out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water" (John 7:37–38).

Tijuana Mexico Temple—The House of the Lord
Monday, July 6, 2015
Recently submitted photographs of the Tijuana Mexico Temple present some of the building's beautiful features and details including the entrance fountain, the colorful flowers on the grounds, and the Holiness to the Lord inscription. The temple will be dedicated in December.

President Boyd K. Packer Passes Away at Age 90
Friday, July 3, 2015
Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, died at home on Friday, July 3, 2015, at 2 p.m. from causes incident to age. He is pictured here at the dedication of the temple in Brigham City, Utah—his hometown.

Paving Underway at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Thursday, July 2, 2015
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.

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.

"To those who have received these blessings, I invite you to prepare yourselves to savor again the experience of being within the sacred premises of the holy temples of God and have the visions of life eternal open again to your hearts, minds, and souls."
—James E. Faust

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