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LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
East Lawn in Place at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple
Landscaping of the vast grounds of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple continues to progress. Sod has been laid for the east lawn between the bridal plaza and the east monument sign where family and friends may wander as they wait to receive loved ones who are sealed in the temple. A temporary railing has been installed around this gathering plaza, and the retaining walls have been faced in ledge rock to match the curved wall where the monument sign sits.
The Mendoza Argentina Temple Is Featured in the News
On bright, sunny day in Las Heras, Argentina, a beautiful view of the rising Mendoza Argentina Temple was captured this week from Avenida Champagnat by a photographer for the media outlet Diario UNO. The article explains the importance of the temple to members in the region who have had to travel 380 miles (612 km) to the Córdoba Argentina Temple or cross the Andes to the Santiago Chile Temple. Forms and rebar are being set for the parapet, mechanical level, and tower base walls.
Staging Slab Poured for the Underground Addition to the Salt Lake Temple
As excavation for the three-level underground addition to the Salt Lake Temple nears completion, crews have poured a staging slab that will provide a level working surface for pouring the foundation. The addition will house two baptistries, additional sealing rooms, dressing rooms, and administrative offices. Demolition of the North Visitors' Center continues, which began the second week of November. It will be replaced with contemplation gardens and restrooms. Seismic strengthening of the temple foundation continues by way of the jack-and-bore process that positions pipes under the footings and fills them with reinforcing steel and concrete. A precision drilling machine is being prepared on the roof of the temple to vertically drill into the tower and wall columns where post-tension cables will be thread and anchored into the foundation below. At the Church Office Building plaza, footings and flag pole inserts are being installed for a display of the nations of the world.
Planned Designed Unveiled for the Provo Utah Temple
Church officials have given the public a glimpse of the planned design for the Provo Utah Temple, which will be reconstructed following the dedication of the Orem Utah Temple. The three-story edifice will stand at the same location as the existing building and feature striking gold accents including the spire. Just as it was constructed originally, the temple will not have an angel Moroni statue. A statue was added in 2003 as part of a renovation project that also turned the spire from gold to white. No specific date for the closure of the temple has been announced.