CHICAGO ILLINOIS TEMPLE
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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
Structural Framing Progress at the Pocatello Idaho Temple
Structural framing of the Pocatello Idaho Temple is steadily moving forward with the assistance of a massive crawler crane that lifts and lower steel beams into place. Workers climb on top of the structure to fasten and weld the steel together. Framing began on the north end of the temple and is moving south and east. Several construction trailers have been moved to the newly paved parking lots.
Window Work at the Mesa Arizona Temple
Scaffolding has returned to the upper walls of the Mesa Arizona Temple where work is underway on the narrow windows that contribute to the building's iconic exterior appearance. Another long-standing tradition at the temple—the presence of citrus trees—will also remain. Among the many varieties of trees that have been planted across the temple grounds is a small grove of orange trees.
President Ballard Rededicates the Raleigh North Carolina Temple
Following nearly two years of renovation, the Raleigh North Carolina Temple was rededicated today by President M. Russell Ballard, acting president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. In addition to fully updating the interior of the temple, the exterior appearance was altered by enclosing the portico, enlarging the tower, and cladding the exterior in limestone. The temple reopens to patrons on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
Reflection Pool Filled at the Washington D.C. Temple
The Washington D.C. Temple reflection pool, located in front of the visitors' center below the wall of picture windows, has been installed and filled with water. Heavy equipment has paved the east parking lot with asphalt, and scaffolding has been removed from around the six spires. The iconic Capital Beltway structure has been closed for renovation for the past 19 months.