Provo City Center Temple
Following is a collection of news items that have appeared on the News page for the Provo City Center Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.
Recent News Stories
- April 3, 2017 - One year later, new Provo LDS temple makes big impact on downtown
- January 9, 2017 - Of fantasy and faith: LDS artist James C. Christensen dies at 74
- December 28, 2016 - Outreach to refugees, injured missionaries, 150th temple and more: LDS Church 2016 year in review
- July 24, 2016 - Thousands sign up for Monday's Temple to Temple run
- July 20, 2016 - Provo millennial biking his way from temple to temple in Utah
March 20, 2016
Provo City Center Temple DedicationAll block meetings in Utah have been canceled today for the dedication of the Provo City Center Temple. The dedicatory sessions will be broadcast to meetinghouses at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 3:00 p.m. Dedication tickets are required to participate.
March 6, 2016
Open House ConcludesThe highly attended public open house of the Provo City Center Temple has ended. The temple dedication is in two weeks.
January 28, 2016
Provo City Center Temple Virtual TourIf you can't visit the Provo City Center Temple in person, take this virtual tour featuring floor plan diagrams, comparisons to the tabernacle, and numerous closeups.
January 11, 2016
Provo City Center Temple Open House Begins FridayPublic tours of the newly completed Provo City Center Temple begin on Friday. Details of the open house, including interior photographs, are now available. [ Video ]
January 4, 2016
Open House Tickets Now Available for Provo City Center TempleFree reservations for the public open house of the Provo City Center Temple became available this morning at 10:00. Given the high demand for tickets, users may experience server delays.
January 2, 2016
Tabernacle to Temple: Provo’s Legacy of WorshipA new online exhibit at the Church History site presents the transformation of the Utah Stake Tabernacle into the Provo City Center Temple. The temple incorporates materials and designs from the tabernacle, which caught fire in 2010. Learn about the houses of worship that have occupied this city block over time.
December 25, 2015
Three Weeks to Provo City Center Temple Open HouseA beautiful, wintry Christmas Day at the Provo City Center Temple marks the three-week mark to the beginning of the public open house. Free tickets will be made available in ten days, beginning Monday, January 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
December 14, 2015
Family Statue Added to Provo City Center Temple GroundsLast Friday, a beautiful family statue was set in place on the grounds of the Provo City Center Temple. It is an updated version of the statue found at a handful of other temples including the Seattle Washington Temple. The temple's open house begins in a month.
December 7, 2015
"Moroni the Younger" Visits the Provo City Center TempleA beautiful American Kestrel falcon has become a regular guest at the Provo City Center Temple, captured here in a photograph taken by the author of the brilliant Provo City Center Temple Construction Blog. The author notes that construction workers have fittingly dubbed the falcon Moroni the Younger.
November 7, 2015
Furniture Delivery at the Provo City Center TempleOn Thursday morning, delivery trucks arrived at the Provo City Center Temple with furniture that will be placed throughout the rooms of the temple. Once the interior is completed, official photographs will be taken in anticipation of the public open house that begins on January 15.
October 27, 2015
Provo City Center Temple Open House TicketsThe Church has announced that free reservations for the public open house of the Provo City Center Temple will be made available beginning Monday, January 4, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. The open house runs from January 15 through March 5, 2016.
September 30, 2015
Fountain Now Operational at Provo City Center TempleThe grand Victorian-style water feature on the south side of the Provo City Center Temple went into permanent operation this week with its captivating sprays of water. "…But the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life" (John 4:14).
September 17, 2015
Steeple Railing Going Up at Provo City Center TempleA new addition being installed at the Provo City Center Temple is the decorative white railing that surrounds the steeple. Work moved forward inside and out despite the rainy weather. The original pulpit from the Provo Tabernacle will soon be installed inside the temple.
September 3, 2015
Aerial Views of Provo TempleNew photographs of the Provo City Center Temple give an aerial perspective on the newly rebuilt structure and its impressive grounds.
August 14, 2015
Lintel Stone Installed at Provo City Center Temple SiteThe inscribed stone that once capped the front entrance to the "Old Provo Tabernacle" (the original meetinghouse that stood on the north lot) has now been installed near the Ten Commandments monument—just a few feet from its original location—as a fitting tribute to that pioneer building.
July 30, 2015
Finial Installed Atop Provo City Center Temple PavilionOn Monday, July 27, a copper finial was installed atop the shiny dome of the patron pavilion at the Provo City Center Temple. Known locally as "the gazebo," the pavilion creates a space for non-patron guests and wedding parties. It features beautiful Victorian-inspired details throughout.
July 18, 2015
Pioneer Day Fireside in ProvoIn 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.
June 23, 2015
New Monument Sign Installed at Provo City Center TempleAn empty slab of concrete is no longer showcased in the monument sign holder at the Provo City Center Temple. It has been covered with a beautiful piece of inscribed stone. The new sign corrects the original, which designated the temple as the Provo City Center Utah Temple.
June 9, 2015
Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Provo City Center TempleThe First Presidency has announced the opening dates for the Provo City Center Temple. A public open house will be held Friday, January 15, through Saturday, March 5, 2016. The temple will be dedicated Sunday, March 20, in three sessions.
May 18, 2015
Exterior Lighting Tests Begin in ProvoExterior floodlighting of the Provo City Center Temple captured the attention of motorists on University Avenue this evening as tests of the lighting system began. Shrubs are being planted and work is progressing nicely on the pavilion.
May 10, 2015
Provo City Center Temple Monument SignA beautiful monument sign has been mounted to the concrete sign holder at the Provo City Center Temple, which workers have faced with stone along the bottom portion. Much of the activity at the temple is focused on the south lot.
May 2, 2015
Pruning Trees at the Provo City Center TempleThe Provo City Center Temple grounds will feature numerous trees—some mature and many newly planted—but all will look in tip-top shape for the temple opening. Landscaping efforts will continue through the spring and summer.
April 21, 2015
Victorian Fountain Installed at Provo City Center TempleThe exquisitely detailed bronze Victorian fountain that anchors the landscaping south of the Provo City Center Temple has been set in place. Features include ornamental nozzles and a finial cast in the style of a newel post from the tabernacle. Window installation is underway at the pavilion.
April 1, 2015
Pedestrian-Friendly Grounds at the Provo City Center TempleDowntown Provo pedestrians who pass through the Provo City Center Temple grounds will be in for a treat, once the temple is dedicated. The generous lighting, wide walkways, and beautiful array of trees and flowers are a walker's dream. Lighting tests of the lampposts are now underway.
March 24, 2015
The Provo City Center Temple at DawnMountains and city lights create a beautiful backdrop to the Provo City Center Temple where workers get an early start each morning. Outside, trees are being planted and sidewalks poured. Inside, doors and trimwork are being installed.
March 6, 2015
Beautiful Morning at the Provo City Center TempleWith the scaffolding removed from around the Provo City Center Temple, construction observers are delighted with views of the temple from any angle including this elevated view from the west. Art glass is being manufactured for the interior including a Holiness to the Lord transom.
February 18, 2015
Ten Commandments Return to Provo SiteIn addition to documenting the installation of more lamp posts and fence posts, the Provo City Center Temple Construction Blog has captured the return of the Ten Commandments monument that will stand on the temple grounds.
February 7, 2015
Scaffolding Coming Down from Provo City Center TempleMore of the character-rich exterior of the Provo City Center Temple has been revealed with the removal of scaffolding and sheeting from the west side of the building, joining the also-visible north side.
January 30, 2015
A View of the North Side Gable in ProvoWhite sheeting came down yesterday morning from the north side of the Provo City Center Temple, giving construction observers an unobstructed view of the beautiful dentils, arches, gablet, and other detailing on the north side gable.
January 19, 2015
Protective Sheeting Surrounds Provo City Center TempleThe Provo City Center Temple has donned a chic white frock to help keep cool winter temperatures from slowing construction progress. Landscaping efforts continue with more fence posts and geofoam.
December 24, 2014
A Candle in the Window at the Provo City Center TempleNew stained glass at the Provo City Center Temple is a fitting reminder of the Reason for the Season. "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." —Matthew 5:14–16
December 16, 2014
Geofoam Blocks Fill South Lot at Provo TempleA throng of geofoam blocks have taken residence on the south lot of the Provo City Center Temple, which will support a surface-level parking lot. On the north side, beautification plans for Center Street have started with the removal of planters and sidewalks.
December 8, 2014
Posts Installed on North Side of Provo City Center TempleA series of white posts have appeared on the northern side of the Provo City Center Temple grounds, which surround the large concrete planter. Window installers continue to fill window openings with art glass.
November 25, 2014
More Stained Glass Appears at the Provo City Center TempleWindow installers are paying meticulous attention to detail as stunning panes of triple-glazed art glass fill the pointed-arch window openings of the Provo City Center Temple. The abstract floral pattern and regal color palette stay true to the early American interpretation of Victorian design. Concrete forms have been removed from the south-side circular planter.
November 15, 2014
Lamp Posts Installed at Provo City Center TempleThe grounds of the Provo City Center Temple are seeing the addition of new lamp posts along University Avenue and fence posts along Center. Work moves forward on the south lot including pouring the planter, placing geofoam, and enclosing the pavilion.
November 1, 2014
Art Glass Installed in ProvoStained in beautiful pastel greens and golds, Gothic arch windows have been installed in the central steeple of the Provo City Center Temple with the corner towers to follow. Inside, the baptismal font is being faced with stone while quartzitic sandstone is lining the underground entrances.
October 16, 2014
Mounting Gablets at the Provo City Center TempleBeautiful 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.
September 24, 2014
Provo City Center Temple Steeple and Rain GuttersThe 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.
September 10, 2014
Provo City Center Temple Parking GarageLittle work remains until the Provo City Center Temple parking garage has been fully covered and completed. A driveway entrance will soon be poured on the south side, complementing an entrance on the west side by the post office.
August 23, 2014
Holiness to the Lord Inscription Revealed at Provo City Center TempleHigh on the eastern wall of the Provo City Center Temple under a brick-bordered gothic arch, the sacred words Holiness to the Lord—The House of the Lord have been inscribed in stone.
August 19, 2014
Pavilion Roof Added at Provo City Center TempleConstruction 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.
August 5, 2014
Finials Attached to Provo City Center Temple TowersAll 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.
July 26, 2014
Pioneer Day Finial and Finish Line at the Provo City Center TempleThursday 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.
July 9, 2014
Provo City Center Temple Parking StructureThe 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.
June 27, 2014
Planter Locations Marked on West Side in ProvoWork has commenced on the west side of the Provo City Center Temple defining the areas where planters and landscaping structures will be placed. Conduits carrying utility cables from the mechanical building will run under the west-side landscaping.
June 6, 2014
Provo City Center Temple Patron PavilionFraming went quickly yesterday for the superstructure of the patron pavilion at the Provo City Center Temple. The charming structure will look similar to a garden gazebo. An elaborate three-tiered Victorian-style fountain will stand nearby.
June 4, 2014
Laying Shingles at the Provo City Center TempleWorkers at the Provo City Center Temple are making steady progress laying shingles along the roof. On the north side, the oval-shaped landscaping structures have been poured and a skylight has been added over the bride's room. The delicate work of brick restoration is underway around the entire building.
May 24, 2014
New Window Openings for Provo City Center TempleOn the western side of the Provo City Center Temple, construction workers have cut window openings, which will be filled with art glass. The new ground-level windows will bring natural light into the temple president's office. The south-side garage roof progresses rapidly.
May 15, 2014
Pouring Pavilion Foundation at Provo City Center TempleA unique feature of the Provo City Center Temple is a Victorian-style pavilion where guests can await wedding parties. The basement level walls are being poured with an opening to the underground parking area, allowing couples to pass from the temple basement to the pavilion elevator.
May 1, 2014
Defining the Provo City Center Temple LandscapingAs seen in this beautiful aerial photograph of the Provo City Center Temple, work has begun on plotting the landscaping structures that will be incorporated on the north side of the temple. Learn more about how Mormon temples are built.
April 26, 2014
South Side Pour at the Provo City Center TempleThe basement entrance and concrete parking facility on the south side of the Provo City Center Temple have been partially covered with a new concrete pour. On the north side of the building, the white sheeting that provided protection during the brick restoration has been removed.
April 3, 2014
Scaffolding Removed from Provo City Center Temple TowerThe newly installed figure of the angel Moroni atop the Provo City Center Temple is now more visible with the removal of scaffolding from around the slate roof of the central tower. If you missed seeing the placing of Moroni, view these video presentations including "Moroni cam."
March 31, 2014
Angel Moroni Lifted Atop Provo City Center Temple TodayThe traditional gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni was hoisted into place atop the central tower of the Provo City Center Temple this afternoon. The highly anticipated event began at approximately 2:30 p.m. Crowds gathered at various locations around the former tabernacle.
March 15, 2014
Traffic Circle Added Near Provo City Center TempleA traffic circle now terminates 100 South at its shared boundary with the Provo City Center Temple site. Scaffolding has encircled the northwest tower, as brick restoration continues. Concrete mixers and pumps are busy on the south side of the temple pouring concrete walls and floors.
March 1, 2014
Scaffolding Surrounding Provo City Center Temple TowerThe white protective sheeting that covers the north side of the Provo City Center Temple is now encompassing the base of the central tower where scaffolding was erected several days ago. In the coming weeks, the tower will be ready to receive a gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni.
February 18, 2014
Preparing for Another Concrete Pour in ProvoForms are in place for another concrete pour over the west-side parking area of the Provo City Center Temple. On the south side, workers are preparing for subgrade pours. The entire north wall of the temple is covered in scaffolding and protective plastic to retain heat as restoration work proceeds.
January 21, 2014
Roof Assembly Returns to Northwest Tower of Provo City Center TempleWith the return of a full roof, including the structures that top the five towers, the Provo City Center Temple has taken a huge step toward shedding its image as a burned-out tabernacle. In coming months, the building will be dedicated as The House of the Lord.
January 16, 2014
Roof for Northeast Tower Added to Provo City Center TempleOn January 15, the roof for the northeast tower of the Provo City Center Temple was installed, leaving only the northwest tower roofless—though it has been lifted for measurements and will join the others shortly. Concrete work continues on the south while scaffolding dominates the north.
January 6, 2014
Roof Added to Second Tower of Provo City Center TempleThe roof has been installed over the southeast tower of the Provo City Center Temple. Destroyed gables are being carefully reconstructed, and scaffolding is being erected on the north side in preparation for brick restoration. Concrete work continues on the south lot.
December 25, 2013
Repairs Underway on Provo City Center Temple GablesWith snow-capped mountains standing in the distance, Christmas Eve at the Provo City Center Temple sees work underway on the damaged gables, backfill dirt between the temple and University Avenue, progress on the roof installation, and the roof for one of four corner towers in place.
December 17, 2013
3-Year Anniversary of Provo Tabernacle FireThree years ago, Provo residents gathered in alarm as a community treasure succumbed to raging flames. The building, left literally a shell of its former self, was given new life with the announcement of the Provo City Center Temple. Today, the temple is rising in the heart of Provo.
December 14, 2013
Roof Lifted Into Place Over Southwest TowerIn recent weeks, the Provo City Center Temple has made tremendous gains in restoring the character and grandeur of the original Provo Tabernacle. The roof structures that cap the four corner towers are now being lifted into place, beginning with the southwest tower.
December 6, 2013
Central Tower Added to the Provo City Center TempleOn December 5, the central tower for the Provo City Center Temple was lifted into place atop the recently installed platform framework. The original tabernacle featured this central spire but it was removed in 1917 for safety reasons. The new temple will reflect the original design.
November 14, 2013
A Morning of Roof Making at the Provo City Center TempleBeginning shortly after midnight on Wednesday, construction workers at the Provo City Center Temple began pouring the vast concrete roof of the temple annex [ watch video ]. Work on the roof of the temple proper proceeded as well with the installation of support beams.
November 1, 2013
Ground Staked for Provo City Center Temple PavilionWork has begun on a beautiful Victorian pavilion at the Provo City Center Temple, including utilities and excavation for an elevator. Newly sealed couples will walk from the temple through an underground hallway, ascend the elevator, and be received by waiting family and friends.
October 26, 2013
Central Tower Framework Rises over Provo City Center TempleThe above-ground view of the former Provo Tabernacle has dramatically changed for the first time since the fire with the addition of framework for the central tower of the future Provo City Center Temple. The original tabernacle featured a central tower that was later removed for safety reasons.
October 22, 2013
Building Central Tower for Provo City Center TempleWork has begun on assembling the new central tower for the Provo City Center Temple, which will sit atop the roof. Laborers hope to have the roof in place before winter, which will include installation of the roof structures for the corner towers.
October 17, 2013
Provo City Center Temple Grand StaircaseWith decking installed for the floors of the Provo City Center Temple, staircases are now being secured between the floors including a grand staircase and spiral staircases in the corner towers. A concrete roof will soon go over the annex to the north.
October 7, 2013
Final Slab Poured for Deepest Foundation Level in ProvoThe Provo City Center Temple has a foundation to last through the ages. At five feet thick, the deepest level was finished last week with an early morning pour. Corrugated steel is creating floors in the temple.
September 20, 2013
Framing Continues Inside the Provo City Center TempleIn addition to the work progressing in the massive substructure for the Provo City Center Temple, above-ground framing inside the building continues including six steel girders that reach above the exterior walls. The webcam is currently frozen, unfortunately, on an image from Sunday.
August 30, 2013
Filling in the Shell of the Provo City Center TempleSince the fire that destroyed the interior of the former Provo Tabernacle on December 17, 2010, the building has stood as a shell with no interior rooms. That is beginning to change as steel beams are installed for the Provo City Center Temple including the ground floor level beams seen here.
August 21, 2013
Structural Steel Going Up Inside Provo City Center TempleWith strongly reinforced concrete walls now supporting the shell of the future Provo City Center Temple, structural work has turned inside the building with the installation of steel beams that will provide skeletal support for the entire structure including the planned central tower.
August 5, 2013
Replacing Stilts with Foundation for Provo City Center TempleThree of the four foundational walls that will support the Provo City Center Temple have been fully poured. For months, the shell of the former Provo Tabernacle has seemingly floated in air, supported only by a series of stilt-like piles. The new foundation will replace this temporary system.
July 23, 2013
Restoring the Tower Roofs for the Provo City Center TempleTransforming the former Provo Tabernacle into the Provo City Center Temple requires some delicate restoration work including restoration of the roof structures that cap the corner towers. The roof pictured here is the most badly damaged of the four. Work continues on the temple substructure.
July 20, 2013
Provo City Center Temple Foundation WallsThe two-level basement of the Provo City Center Temple takes shape as concrete pumpers pour walls on the north, east, and south sides. Extensions of the first level of the basement are planned around the temple. Work on the underground parking facility is well underway.
June 21, 2013
Foundation Walls Rising at Provo City Center TempleHard-working construction laborers continue to place forms and rebar underneath the supported shell of the Provo City Center Temple, which will be filled with concrete to create the walls for the foundation. Excavated dirt is being purchased by the city.
May 27, 2013
More Concrete Poured at Provo City Center TempleSlabs of reinforced concrete continue to grow under the suspended shell of the Provo City Center Temple. Laborers are hard at work—even in the wee hours of the morning—to progress the work of converting the former tabernacle into a temple.
May 4, 2013
Building a Basement for the Provo City Center TempleWith large slabs of concrete being poured under and around the Provo City Center Temple, it will not be long before the building shell rests on a firm foundation. The temporary piles will be severed, leaving the portions that extend below the basement floor.
April 25, 2013
Creating Underground Parking Entrance for Provo City Center TempleConstruction laborers are hard at work at the Provo City Center Temple excavating and grading for the entrance to the underground parking facility. A French drain system is also being installed on site to divert water away from the temple due to the high water table in the area. Once the system is installed, a cement floor will be poured over the top.
April 14, 2013
Utilities Being Run at Provo City Center TempleWith the ground beneath the Provo City Center Temple fully excavated, pipes and conduits are now appearing, which will carry ground water away from the temple. Black water barriers are being laid to form a protection for the foundation.
April 5, 2013
Large Cranes Join Construction Equipment at Provo City Center TempleIn the eleven months that have passed since ground was formally broken for the Provo City Center Temple, much progress has been made on the delicate restoration and conversion process that is turning the shell of the Provo Tabernacle into a temple. With excavation for the substructure nearly complete, two cranes have arrived on site, indicating the start of a new phase of construction.
March 29, 2013
Provo City Center Temple WebcamA webcam has been installed at the Provo City Center Temple, providing up-to-the-hour photograph updates of construction. Land south of the temple is being cleared in preparation for excavation, and a crane is anticipated to be erected shortly.
March 20, 2013
NuSkin Parking Terrace Debris Removed from Provo City Center Temple SiteEarlier this month, the former NuSkin parking terrace, which was purchased by the Church to include in its Provo City Center Temple campus, was demolished. The cement and rebar debris is now being carried off site. The land will become part of the extensively landscaped temple grounds where both patrons and the public are welcomed to gather and feel the peace of the temple.
March 16, 2013
New Banner Shows Provo City Center Temple GroundsA newly hung banner gives a sneak peek at the beautiful landscaping plans for the Provo City Center Temple including lush flower gardens and trees; a magnificent 17-foot, four-tiered bronze Victorian fountain; and a two-story pavilion about halfway between 100 and 200 South.
March 8, 2013
NuSkin Parking Terrace Demolished at Provo City Center Temple SiteThe former NuSkin parking terrace that stood west of the Provo City Center Temple was demolished yesterday. The land was purchased by the Church last year to become part of the temple landscaping.
February 28, 2013
Preparing for Foundation Footings at the Provo City Center TempleConstruction activity at the Provo City Center Temple is moving toward pouring the footings for the subbasement. Forms are being set in place around the perimeter, and long trenches are being dug. Circular cardboard forms are also being installed for dropping in micropiles. Home to tens of thousands of Church members, Provo is abuzz with talk of progress on the city's second temple.
February 9, 2013
Digging Second Level of Provo City Center Temple BasementExcavation continues at the Provo City Center Temple where dirt is being hauled from beneath the temple proper to accommodate the second basement level. Plans for the temple reveal that the first basement level will extend far to the north and south of the walls of the superstructure, but the second basement level will be located directly beneath the temple.
January 24, 2013
A Temple on Stilts: Building a Foundation for the Provo City Center TempleThe excavation phase for the Provo City Center Temple is piquing great curiosity among observers of the construction. It is an uncommon sight to a see a building—and perhaps more so a temple—supported by stilts for excavation. A large two-level basement will be poured, extending north of the brick exterior wall, to create an 85,000-square-foot building.
January 8, 2013
Sizable Trench Forming Around the Provo City Center TempleAs construction activities resume at the Provo City Center Temple, a small army of track hoes can be seen excavating dirt from under and around the remnants of the former foundation of the building, which is propped on a series of steel beams, supported by circular cement piles. The excavation is creating a deep trench that circles the edifice like a moat.
December 14, 2012
Out with the Old, In with the NewThe delicate work of replacing the foundation of the former tabernacle with a new substructure for the Provo City Center Temple is advancing rapidly.
December 7, 2012
Shoring Up the FoundationHeavy equipment at the Provo City Center Temple has exposed the foundation in preparation for work on the building's new substructure.
December 1, 2012
Plastic Enshrouds the Eastern Towers of the Provo City Center TempleSheets of protective plastic can be seen surrounding the eastern towers of the Provo City Center Temple, as the work of transforming the former Provo Tabernacle continues. Wall supports were recently removed, revealing the exterior.
November 21, 2012
Provo City Center Temple WallsA reinforcing application of shotcrete to the exterior walls of the Provo City Center Temple is allowing the structural supports to be removed.
November 17, 2012
Baptistry from 1870s Discovered at Provo City Center TempleConstruction activity at the Provo City Center Temple recently uncovered the earliest known baptistry of the Church in Utah County. The 5'x9' font, complete with water pipe and drain, was constructed in the mid-1870s and razed in the early 1900s.
October 31, 2012
Land Acquisitions for the Provo City Center TempleThe Provo City Center Temple campus continues to grow as another portion of 100 South has been surplused by the city, and plans have been made for demolition of the recently acquired NuSkin parking terrace in the spring. The disposition of the post office to sell to the Church is yet unknown.
October 27, 2012
Provo City Center Temple Walls Are Reinforced with ShotcreteClouds drift over the beautiful and imposing Mount Timpanogos in Utah County with the Provo City Center Temple in the foreground. The delicate process of reinforcing the exterior walls is underway by applying a layer of shotcrete. Construction of the temple is expected to continue into 2015. Construction also advances on a temple in nearby Payson, Utah.
August 10, 2012
Roof Removed from Final Tower of Provo City Center TempleConstruction workers removed the roof from the fourth and final tower of the Provo City Center Temple this morning, as captured in a 37-second time-lapse video from a building across the street. The temple is the second to be constructed from a former tabernacle, following the Vernal Utah Temple.
August 8, 2012
Provo Tabernacle Becoming Provo City Center TempleMajor changes are underway to the former Provo Tabernacle including—thus far—the removal of three of the four roof structures that cap the corner towers. Just ten months ago, President Monson announced that the burned-out shell of the tabernacle would become the Provo City Center Temple.
August 1, 2012
Roof for Northeast Tower Lifted Off Provo City Center TempleAs the Provo Tabernacle begins its transformation into the Provo City Center Temple, a noticeable deconstruction event took place today with the removal of the roof for the northeast tower. The temple will take on the external appearance of the tabernacle as originally designed.
July 7, 2012
Downtown Provo ConstructionAs the NuSkin Innovation Center rises west of the Provo City Center Temple, scaffolding has been erected within the tabernacle walls to begin the work of reconstruction.
June 28, 2012
Barrier to 100 South Erected at Provo City Center TempleAccess to 100 South has been closed from University Avenue, just south of the Provo City Center Temple in preparation of upcoming construction activities.
May 12, 2012
Ground Broken for Provo's 2nd TempleOn Saturday, May 12, Elder Holland presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Provo City Center Temple, which will serve 16 stakes from Provo and Springville.
May 10, 2012
Provo City Center Temple Groundbreaking CeremonyGround will be broken for the Provo City Center Temple this Saturday at 9:00 a.m. by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve. The ceremony will be broadcast to area stake centers. A limited number of tickets are available through priesthood leaders to attend at the site.
April 17, 2012
Provo Municipal Council Vacates Interest in 100 SouthOn April 17, the Provo Municipal Council unanimously approved an ordinance to vacate Provo City's property interest in 100 South between University Avenue and 100 West. This approval takes the Church one step closer to purchasing the road south of the Provo City Center Temple.
April 15, 2012
Smokestack Demolition at the Provo TabernacleThe smokestack that belonged to the former Provo Tabernacle is coming down in preparation for construction of the Provo City Center Temple. Elder Holland will preside at the May 12 groundbreaking. This Tuesday, the Provo Municipal Council will hold a public hearing regarding a proposed ordinance to vacate the City's property interest in 100 South between University Avenue and 100 West. Adoption of the ordinance would open the way for the LDS Church to purchase the street.
April 5, 2012
May Groundbreaking Set for Provo City Center TempleGround for the Provo City Center Temple will be broken on Saturday, May 12, at 9:00 a.m. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve will preside. The ceremony will be broadcast to stake centers in the city. Tickets will be made available for those who wish to attend at the temple site.
March 28, 2012
Archaeological Dig EndsThis weekend, the archaeology team that has excavated the Old Provo Tabernacle foundation will finish its work. The stone will then be removed with a large portion going to the City of Provo. The excavation will be backfilled prior to the Provo City Center Temple groundbreaking, the date for which has yet to be announced.
March 16, 2012
Vacating Provo's 100 South Wins Commission RecommendationOn March 14, the Provo City Planning Commission unanimously recommended that the Municipal Council approve vacating 100 South between University Avenue and 100 West. Approval would allow the Church to purchase the street and create a larger site for its Provo City Center Temple.
March 7, 2012
Old Tabernacle FoundationProvo passers-by can catch a glimpse of the exposed foundation of the Old Provo Tabernacle, located north of the Provo City Center Temple. Next week, the Planning Commission will hear a request from the City to vacate a portion of 100 South, allowing the Church to join the temple block with the block to the south.
February 16, 2012
Acquiring Additional Property for the Provo City Center TempleAdding to its landholdings around the Provo City Center Temple, the Church has negotiated to purchase the NuSkin parking terrace, which is expected to be razed. Next month, the Provo Planning Commission will hear a request from the Church to vacate a portion of 100 South.
February 1, 2012
Unearthing the "Old Provo Tabernacle" FoundationThe lawn north of the Provo City Center Temple has been removed and converted into an archaeological digging site where BYU professors are unearthing the foundation of the "Old Provo Tabernacle," which was razed almost a century ago. The dig is expected to be completed in March.
January 9, 2012
Second Building Razed South of the Provo City Center TempleDemolition has continued on the lot south of the Provo City Center Temple with the razing of the former Provo Travelodge Motel. Los 3 Amigos Restaurant was razed a week and a half ago. The site can now be cleared for use by the Church—presumably for parking and landscaping.
December 31, 2011
Demolition Activity South of the Provo City Center TempleOn the block south of the Provo City Center Temple where the Church owns three of the four lots, demolition has begun with the razing of Los 3 Amigos Restaurant. The same fate is expected for the Provo Travelodge Motel, joining the old Hotel Roberts, which was razed in 2004.
October 1, 2011
President Monson Announces Plans for New TemplesIn his opening General Conference remarks, President Monson announced plans for the construction of new temples in Provo, Utah; Barranquilla, Colombia; Durban, South Africa; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo; and Star Valley, Wyoming. The Paris France Temple was also made official.
"For thou knowest that we have done this work through great tribulation; and out of our poverty we have given of our substance to build a house to thy name, that the Son of Man might have a place to manifest himself to his people."
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