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Overhead View of the Meridian Idaho Temple Site

The massive excavation and first footings for the Meridian Idaho Temple foundation can be seen in this recently submitted overhead photograph of the site. Just south of the temple, stakes are in the ground, marking the perimeter of the stake center that will share the temple property.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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More Landscaping in Córdoba
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Dozens of new plants are making their home at the Córdoba Argentina Temple grounds as laborers continue their efforts at the Church complex.

Preparing to Install Steeple Atop Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Monday, October 20, 2014
The sheathed steeple sitting on the grounds of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple will soon be lifted atop the tower and platform that rise over the center of the building. Interior framing is well underway while some sections of the exterior walls and window openings have been set in place.

Moroni Added to Indianapolis Temple
Friday, October 17, 2014
It was an important day today for the construction of the Indianapolis Indiana Temple as the iconic figure of the angel Moroni was placed atop the spire.

Mounting Gablets at the Provo City Center Temple
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Beautiful white gablets supported by scrolled corbels are being mounted at the apex of each gable at the Provo City Center Temple. Inside, drywall installation is giving dimension to the soaring gothic arches and vaulted ceilings found throughout.

Phoenix Residents Take Rare Opportunity to Tour Mormon Temple
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
The newly completed Phoenix Arizona Temple is capturing the attention of Phoenix residents and other guests from far and wide who are taking advantage of the opportunity to tour a Mormon temple.

Keeping an Eye from the Sky on the Payson Utah Temple
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
As the Payson Utah Temple enters its final months of construction, a striking aerial photograph has captured the beauty of the majestic building and its symmetrical grounds. The new temple enjoys a peaceful setting surrounded by farmland and quaint Payson residences.

Sealing the Exterior of the Philadelphia Temple
Sunday, October 12, 2014
A high-quality sealant now covers the southern exterior wall of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, giving the building a seamless look. The current gray tone of the temple and the shapes and arrangements of the window openings echoes the iconic design of the Salt Lake Temple.

Attaching Stone to Indianapolis Indiana Temple Spire
Friday, October 10, 2014
Workers could be seen inside the top section of the Indianapolis Indiana Temple spire yesterday as the work of attaching stone to the exterior of the building nears completion. The spire's design draws inspiration from historic memorials and monuments found in downtown Indianapolis.

Arizona Governor Tours Phoenix Arizona Temple
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer toured the Phoenix Arizona Temple on Monday saying, "I have learned that the purpose of the temple is even more beautiful than the building." Tours open to the public beginning tomorrow. [ Free Reservations ]

Exterior Floodlighting Tests at Payson Utah Temple
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Payson residents and passers-by were treated with a beautiful spectacle last night as the exterior lighting system for the Payson Utah Temple was turned on for testing. Utah County's third temple is expected to be dedicated next year.

Rebar Arrives at Meridian Site
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
As crews prepare to lay footings for the Meridian Idaho Temple foundation, deliveries of rebar have arrived at the site. The temple will be the second in the Boise Metro.

Video Update on the Sapporo Japan Temple
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Filmed Sunday, September 28, this video of the Sapporo Japan Temple site points out the new roof structure for the Arrival Center and gives commentary (in Japanese) on other progress.

184th Semiannual General Conference
Friday, October 3, 2014
The First Presidency invites all members of the Church to participate in the 184th Semiannual General Conference this Saturday and Sunday, October 4–5. Members are encouraged to listen to and follow the counsel given.

Laying Sod at the Payson Utah Temple
Friday, October 3, 2014
Donning hard hats and orange construction vests, sod layers at the Payson Utah Temple are transforming drab expanses of dirt into vibrant lawns of Emerald Turf grass. The lush green is creating a stunning foreground for the temple.

Hartford Temple Progress
Thursday, October 2, 2014
With the structural steel framing completed for the Hartford temple, work is focused inside as utilities are roughed in and light framing progresses.

Christus Statue Delivered for Phoenix Open House
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A stunning replica of Bertel Thorvaldsen's Christus statue will be on display for the open house of the Phoenix Arizona Temple from Friday, October 10, through Saturday, November 1. Mormons follow Jesus Christ as the their Savior.

Rome's New Religious Landmark
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Dubbed a "Mormon St. Peter's" by The Daily Beast, the Rome Italy Temple is drawing reactions. "I have a lot of respect for Mormons in Rome, but…their concepts…differ so greatly to Catholics," says Monsignor Enrico Feroci, head of Rome's Caritas.

Bird's-Eye View of the Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Monday, September 29, 2014
An aerial photograph of the Indianapolis Indiana Temple complex gives a unique view on the progress being made.

Open House Tickets Now Available for Phoenix Arizona Temple
Monday, September 29, 2014
Free reservations to tour the newly completed Phoenix Arizona Temple are now available to the public. The open house begins Friday, October 10, and continues through Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Scaffolding Removed from Trujillo Peru Temple Spire
Saturday, September 27, 2014
With art glass installed and the angel Moroni heralding from atop the domed spire, scaffolding has now been removed from around the Trujillo Peru Temple. Construction of the temple will continue well into next year before being dedicated.

Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Updates
Friday, September 26, 2014
Construction laborers at the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple are busy inside and outside as the exterior walls are covered with a sealant and electrical, plumbing, and HVAC utilities are roughed in. With the building closing in, some sheetrock and window framing hanging has started.

Structural Framing Going Up for Fort Collins Temple Steeple
Thursday, September 25, 2014
At the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, four steel columns have been installed at the corners for the steeple, which will later be topped by a pyramidal spire and a gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni. The street-widening project of Timberline Road has been completed.

Greening Up the Payson Utah Temple Site
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Large deliveries of trees and plants are arriving at the Payson Utah Temple site, as landscaping efforts continue in the garden areas nearest the edifice. Finish work advances on the interior, which will feature beautiful natural stone accents.

Provo City Center Temple Steeple and Rain Gutters
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
The center steeple of the Provo City Center Temple is being covered in a white, beautifully detailed cladding. Bronze hangers will hold copper rain gutters with European-style half-round downspouts manufactured in Italy. The building will also feature a sophisticated snowmelt system.

"It is in the ordinances of the temple that we are placed under covenant to Him….[If] we will enter into our covenants without reservation or apology, the Lord will protect us. We will receive inspiration sufficient for the challenges of life."
—Boyd K. Packer

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