Tucson Arizona Temple
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Recent News Stories
- March 24, 2017 - Moeller to lead Tucson’s new Mormon temple
- February 9, 2017 - LDS church hosts ancestry discovery day
- January 29, 2017 - Tucson Temple Dedication Announced
- January 26, 2017 - Dedication Dates Announced for Tucson, Meridian and Cedar City Temples
- September 18, 2016 - Tucson's Mormon community grows, reaches pinnacle with temple
- July 7, 2016 - Golden statue now perched atop new Mormon temple in Tucson
- July 7, 2016 - Mormon temple in Tucson reaches milestone
March 20, 2017
Tucson Arizona Temple Exterior LightingFine tuning of the exterior lighting system for the Tucson Arizona Temple is in progress as the June open house draws near (free tickets available May 15). Interior light fixtures beautifully illuminate the stained-glass windows.
March 6, 2017
Entrance Doors Installed in TucsonBeautiful entrance doors and a Holiness to the Lord plaque have been installed at the Tucson Arizona Temple. Open house tickets become available beginning May 15, 2017.
February 13, 2017
More Landscaping at the Tucson Arizona TempleSignificant progress has been made on the drought-tolerant landscaping at the Tucson Arizona Temple, featuring a nice variety of cactus and other desert plants. Gold leafing work continues on the exterior symbols.
February 5, 2017
Building Details Gilded at the Tucson Arizona TempleThe symbolic architectural details located on the upper corners of the Tucson Arizona Temple have been covered in gold leaf, coordinating beautifully with the angel Moroni statue. The temple will be completed in time for a June open house, followed by a cultural celebration and dedication in August.
January 26, 2017
Summer Dedication Slated for Tucson Arizona TempleThe Tucson Arizona Temple will open to the public for an open house beginning Saturday, June 3, 2017, and continuing through Saturday, June 24, 2017, except for Sundays. The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, August 13, following a cultural celebration the evening prior.
January 22, 2017
Lighting Tests Begin in TucsonTests of the exterior floodlighting system are underway for the Tucson Arizona Temple, as plants and landscaping elements continue to appear.
January 15, 2017
Sidewalk Pavers and More at Tucson Arizona TempleConstruction continues swiftly at the Tucson Arizona Temple where sidewalk pavers have been laid in the parking lot, leading to the temple entrance, and in the patron plaza on the west side. Trees and landscaping rocks now decorate the green spaces in the parking lot.
January 9, 2017
Advancements at the Tucson Arizona Temple GroundsNumerous trees have arrived in large black buckets on the east side of the Tucson Arizona Temple grounds, ready to be integrated into the landscaping. The east-side patron plaza has been poured, including a prominent water feature, and lamp posts are being installed.
December 25, 2016
Christmas-Colored Art Glass at the Tucson Arizona TempleThe recently installed art glass on the south side of the Tucson Arizona Temple features beautiful red and green hues, fitting for the holiday season. On Christmas morning, Tucson members found snow had fallen on the mountains surrounding the temple site—its pure white symbolic of the holy work performed in The Lord's House.
December 13, 2016
Fencing Added Around Tucson Arizona TempleProgress continues on the grounds of the Tucson Arizona Temple where sidewalks and square-shaped gathering areas are being poured and the decorative perimeter fence is being erected. The parking lot pavement is completed.
November 30, 2016
Plumbing the Tucson Temple Water FeatureThe rough plumbing is in place for the water feature that will decorate the east side of the Tucson Arizona Temple.
November 3, 2016
Tucson Temple Parking Lot Nearing CompletionThe final pours are being made for the Tucson Arizona Temple parking lot. Landscaping structures are in place on the west side of the building for future garden areas. The temple will be the sixth in Arizona.
October 17, 2016
Groundbreaking Anniversary for the Tucson TempleConstruction of the Tucson Arizona Temple has progressed rapidly since its formal groundbreaking, held one year ago today.
October 4, 2016
Video Construction Update on the Tucson Arizona TempleTake an exciting 90-second flight over the Tucson Arizona Temple in a newly posted video update. Standing among cactus and other spiny plants, the temple has blossomed as a rose in the desert, offering striking architectural beauty and symmetry. The western parking lots have been poured.
September 22, 2016
Tucson Parking Lot ProgressA recent aerial photograph of the Tucson Arizona Temple shows that more sections of the parking lot have been poured.
September 6, 2016
Time-Lapse Video of Tucson Arizona TempleWatch the past year's construction of the Tucson Arizona Temple condensed into just two minutes. This striking time-lapse presentation takes the temple from bare earth to beautiful edifice, all from the aerial perspective of drone photography.
September 3, 2016
Parking Lot Poured at Tucson Arizona TempleA new drone photograph gives a sweeping view of the Tucson Arizona Temple site, located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Large sections of the parking lot have been poured, and fixtures have been installed on the roof to light the dome.
August 14, 2016
Curbing Being Poured at Tucson Arizona TempleOutlines are visible for the parking lot islands at the Tucson Arizona Temple as concrete curbing is poured on land north of the temple. The landmark building is a stunning addition to Tucson's Catalina Foothills.
August 8, 2016
Evening Lightning Storm at Tucson Arizona TempleLightning was captured in a beautiful new photograph of the Tucson Arizona Temple during a recent summer storm. Currently, the building is being enclosed to allow interior work to advance. The grounds continue to take shape with more retaining walls.
July 14, 2016
Tucson Scaffolding RemovedScaffolding has come down from around the Tucson Arizona Temple dome, revealing the rounded structure that was recently topped with a figure of the angel Moroni.
July 7, 2016
Angel Moroni Added to Tucson Arizona TempleConstruction of the Tucson Arizona Temple reached an important milestone this afternoon with the placement of the familiar gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni atop the temple's dome. [ Video ]
July 2, 2016
Lantern Arrives at Tucson Arizona TempleThe lantern that will cap the newly roofed dome of the Tucson Arizona Temple has arrived on site. In Renaissance and Baroque architecture, the lantern was the small cupola, usually with decorative arcades, mounted on top of a dome.
June 24, 2016
Advancements at the Tucson Arizona TempleSwift 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.
June 15, 2016
Tucson Arizona Temple Dome Ready for ShinglesA 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.
June 3, 2016
Roofing the Tucson Arizona Temple DomeWork 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.
May 22, 2016
Retaining Walls Going Up for Tucson Arizona TempleThe retaining walls that will surround the Tucson Arizona Temple grounds are rising higher on their concrete footings, cinder block by cinder block. The structure will level the beautifully landscaped grounds that will encircle the temple.
May 13, 2016
Bird's-Eye View of the Tucson Arizona Temple DomeThe beautiful symmetry of the Tucson Arizona Temple dome is captured in a recent drone photograph taken over the center of the building. Workers have erected scaffolding in preparation for roofing and installing the lantern that will crown the structure. Gold leafing is planned for key stones on the temple's exterior, which will coordinate with the angel Moroni.
May 7, 2016
Tucson Temple Dome ScaffoldingScaffolding has been added around the dome of the Tucson Arizona Temple in preparation for roofing. The handsome dome will have similarities to the famous brick dome that tops the Florence Cathedral.
April 17, 2016
Tucson Arizona Temple Retaining WallsAn extensive system of retaining walls are being installed at the Tucson Arizona Temple site. The elevated property is highly visible from key locations throughout the area such as the Pima Canyon trail and even the campus of the University of Arizona. Ground was broken just six months ago today.
April 7, 2016
Exterior Panels in Place at the Tucson Arizona TempleConstruction of the Tucson Arizona Temple continues at a steady clip with completion of the precast concrete panels. The dome will be covered in shingles and topped with a "lantern" where the angel Moroni will stand. The height of the building to the top of Moroni will be 86.6 feet.
March 30, 2016
New Aerial Footage of the Tucson Arizona Temple PostedTake a virtual flight around the beautiful Tucson Arizona Temple in a newly posted drone video. Ground for the temple was broken less than six months ago, and the majority of the exterior panels have already been set in place. It will be the sixth temple in the state of Arizona.
March 10, 2016
More Panels Attached to Tucson Arizona TempleBeautiful precast concrete panels continue to be installed at the Tucson Arizona Temple at an impressive pace. The Church's use of intricate detail in concrete has been recognized with awards for other recently dedicated temples.
March 2, 2016
Concrete Panels Being Attached to Tucson Temple ExteriorConstruction continues rapidly at the Tucson Arizona Temple where precast concrete panels are being attached to the structural steel framing. The panels are molded into beautiful symbolic designs.
February 29, 2016
Walls Up for Ancillary Building at Tucson Arizona TempleAs structural framing nears completion on the Tucson Arizona Temple, precast concrete walls have been erected for the ancillary building that will stand at the northeast corner of the property. The building will support the temple, including the storage of maintenance equipment.
February 18, 2016
Dome Framework Added to Tucson Arizona TempleThe Tucson Arizona Temple has been crowned with the framework for its distinctive dome. The steel bar seen extending from the dome will be the center rod for a cupola that will be topped with a small gold-leafed dome and the angel Moroni statue.
February 11, 2016
A New Landmark Rises in Tucson, ArizonaMotorists traveling along East Ina or North Skyline in the Catalina Foothills can't miss the rising steel structure of the Tucson Arizona Temple. The picturesque setting for the temple is characterized by a stunning mountain backdrop and rolling desert foothills covered in native vegetation.
January 30, 2016
Main Floor Framing for Tucson TempleStructural framing is advancing rapidly at the Tucson Arizona Temple where much of the main floor is now well defined with beams and layers of steel. The temple will stand in the beautiful Catalina Foothills of Tucson.
January 27, 2016
Take a Flight Over TucsonA new drone video of the Tucson Arizona Temple has been posted, giving a view of the surrounding area.
January 24, 2016
Structural Framing Begins in TucsonWith the foundation nearly complete for the Tucson Arizona Temple, steel beams are now stretching across the concrete walls to form the main level floor.
January 7, 2016
Evening Concrete Pours at the Tucson Arizona TempleAs the foundation for the Tucson Arizona Temple continues to rise, laborers work throughout the day and into the evening placing rebar, setting forms, and pouring concrete. A dazzling Arizona sunset plays backdrop to the construction site.
December 21, 2015
Foundation Walls Rising in TucsonConstruction workers at the Tucson Arizona Temple are currently pouring the reinforced concrete walls for the foundation. It is the sixth temple in Arizona.
December 10, 2015
Christmas Cheer Strikes at the Tucson Arizona Temple SiteSome mischievous cactus plants at the Tucson Arizona Temple cactus nursery have donned colorful holiday hats for the Christmas season, bringing a smile to the faces of construction workers and passers-by. The festive pricklers are a sign of the interest and excitement in the new temple, which has foundation walls going up.
December 4, 2015
Footings Poured in TucsonConcrete footings for the Tucson Arizona Temple have been poured, and rebar is going up for the foundation walls.
November 16, 2015
Preparing for Footings in Tucson, ArizonaWith excavation complete for the Tucson Arizona Temple, workers are preparing to pour the footings on which the foundation walls will stand. The temple will feature a prominent dome, unique among Latter-day Saint temples.
November 9, 2015
Excavation Progress for Tucson TempleThe area of excavation for the foundation of the Tucson Arizona Temple is growing deeper as shovefuls of dirt continue to be carried to a growing mound at the northwest corner of the site.
October 25, 2015
Construction Begins in TucsonConstruction of the Tucson Arizona Temple is in full swing just days after the formal groundbreaking. Heavy equipment is grading and excavating.
October 17, 2015
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Tucson Arizona TemplePresident Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, presided today at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Tucson Arizona Temple. Services were broadcast live to area meetinghouses in English and in Spanish. Watch the groundbreaking broadcast.
October 1, 2015
Construction Fence Erected in TucsonAt the Tucson Arizona Temple site, a chain-link fence has been erected around the property, as the general contractor prepares for construction.
September 14, 2015
Cactus Nursery at Tucson Temple SiteConcurrent with the site clearing for the Tucson Arizona Temple, a nursery has been established for the saved cactus, which will be integrated into the landscaping. Ground will be broken for the temple on October 17.
September 2, 2015
Clearing Tucson Temple SiteIn preparation for next month's groundbreaking at the Tucson Arizona Temple site, the ground has been cleared, sparing some key cactus plants.
August 7, 2015
Groundbreaking Announced for the Tucson Arizona TempleThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the groundbreaking ceremony for the Tucson Arizona Temple. The services will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.—the same date and time selected for the Concepción Chile Temple groundbreaking ceremony.
"What I am trying to teach is that when we keep the temple covenants we have made and when we live righteously in order to maintain the blessings promised by those ordinances, then come what may, we have no reason to worry or to feel despondent."
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