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HOLINESS TO THE LORD
THE HOUSE OF THE LORD

"The temple was a place of learning for the Savior when He was on the earth; it was very much a part of His life. Temple blessings are available once again in our day."
—James E. Faust

LATEST NEWS & EVENTS

Backfilling the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple Foundation

The small mountain of red-colored excavation dirt that has sat next to the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple for the past several months is now shrinking in size, as earth-moving equipment backfills the completed foundation and brings the ground level with the stake center property. Interior structural support is visible for the raised portion of the building that runs directly behind the tower.

Festival of Lights at the Washington D.C. Temple

The 42nd annual Festival of Lights is in full swing at the Washington D.C. Temple. And although Christmas lights have been limited to the areas outside of the construction zone, the stunning backdrop of a glowing white temple still captivates the eyes and imaginations of happy guests. During the past few weeks, more trees and shrubs have been planted and benches installed in the garden areas around the temple and throughout the parking lot.

Interior Renderings of the Salt Lake Temple Renovation Released

Members of the media were briefed today about preparations underway for the pending renovation of the Salt Lake Temple, which closes on December 29, 2019. Four interior renderings of the project were released in conjunction with the event. During the initial phase of construction, crews will secure the construction area with a fence, and by mid-January, the South Visitors' Center and portions of the wall surrounding Temple Square will be demolished. In the spring, the temple's north addition will come down. Renovation of the Church Office Building plaza is anticipated to begin in late 2020. Temple Square will remain open during the renovation with the Conference Center becoming the primary venue for the guest experience including views of the construction from the balcony and roof levels. The annual Christmas lights will continue but on a smaller scale.

Dome Structure Erected Over the Belém Brazil Temple

When heavy rains at the Belém Brazil Temple site threatened the integrity of the newly poured concrete foundation, crews erected a massive dome structure over the construction area to protect the concrete walls and allow them to cure properly. The looming egg-like structure has inspired a wide variety of memes on social media, and Church members are receiving questions from their curious friends about the temple and—what many have termed—"Belém's dinosaur egg."

TEMPLE STATISTICS



217

Total


166

Dedicated


16

Under Construction


35

Announced


The construction and renovation of Latter-day Saint temples is determined by the Church's First Presidency. New temple locations are most often announced at the Church's semiannual General Conference meetings.
 

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Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple
Backfilling the foundation; interior structural support rising
Washington D.C. Temple
16th dedicated temple in operation; closed for renovation; interior renovations continue; landscaping progressing
Salt Lake Temple
4th dedicated temple in operation
Belém Brazil Temple
Foundation poured; dome structure erected to protect concrete from rain