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Roof and Utility Work at the Hartford Connecticut Temple

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.

Friday, August 22, 2014

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Recent News Stories

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.

Framing Advancements at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Monday, August 4, 2014
Steel framing continues to rise for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple with beams now surrounding the elevator shaft that was erected a month ago. Construction followers have been thrilled with the recent addition of a webcam that provides a live stream from the construction site.

Tijuana Mexico Temple Complex
Saturday, August 2, 2014
A recently submitted photograph of the Tijuana Mexico Temple complex shows the planted trees, new fencing, and boarded window openings in the supporting buildings.

Scaffolding Removed from Payson Utah Temple Spire
Thursday, July 31, 2014
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.

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.

"Within the sound of my voice are many young women, young men, and children. I plead with you to be worthy, to be steadfast, and to look forward with great anticipation to the day you will receive the ordinances and blessings of the temple."
—David A. Bednar

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