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Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple Tower Rising

The first section of concrete has been poured for the tower of the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple, and forms and rebar are in place for the next pour. The tower will be topped by a tall tapering spire and a figure of the angel Moroni. Inside the building, concrete block walls are being constructed.

Concrete Block Walls Inside the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple

The concrete structure for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple continues to grow behind the stake center for the Cocody Côte d'Ivoire Stake. Block walls are being erected inside the building, and raised concrete pillars have been poured from the tower to the rear of the building. Work continues on waterproofing and protecting the foundation, which is backfilled as the work is completed.

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.

Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple Tower

Steel reinforcing bar and concrete forms have been installed in preparation for pouring the base walls of the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple tower. Following a year of construction, the majority of the concrete exterior is completed. The exposed foundation will be backfilled, creating a slope on the west side of the temple and leaving the ground level with the stake center on the east side.

West Wall Parapets Poured for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple

Concrete parapets have been poured along the west wall of the north-facing Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple, which is rising behind the Cocody stake center. In just ten days, the temple will celebrate its one-year groundbreaking anniversary. Over the past twelve months, the footings, foundation, and exterior walls have been constructed. In coming weeks, tower walls will rise over the north end of the building.

Setting Forms for the Parapets of the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple

A new video taken at the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple construction site shows workers setting forms for the parapets that will stand atop the main floor exterior walls and rise above the roof. Structural work remains to be done on the temple tower, and the foundation remains exposed.

Exterior Wall Progress at the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple

Exterior walls for the main floor of the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple are going up on top of the exposed foundation. Walls are in place on the west and south sides of the building, and concrete forms have set along the north side and northwest corner. Two columns of rebar can be seen rising over the north end of the foundation for the entrance walls that will sit underneath the temple's tower.

Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple Rises Above Construction Barrier

The concrete exterior walls for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple are now visible above the corrugated metal fence that separates the stake center property from the temple site. Forms are in place for the upper northwest corner walls, and rebar has been set for the upper west walls.

Preparing to Pour Floor Slab for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple

Subcontractors can be seen working on top of the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple foundation. With the basement walls in place, a grid of rebar is being set in preparation for the concrete floor slab. Construction of the temple formally began nine months ago with a groundbreaking presided by Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.

Foundation Walls Rising for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple

With the footings for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple poured and cured, a tower crane has been erected on site to assist crews who are setting rebar, placing wall forms, and filling form cavities with concrete to create the foundation walls for the temple. Watch a video of the work in progress.

Excavation Completed for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple

A large mound of dirt sits along the north side of the property where the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple is being constructed. Workers have completed excavation for the foundation of the temple, which will feature a basement level and main level. Work has begun on pouring the concrete footings.

Digging Post Holes at the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple Site

Subcontractors have arrived at the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple site to erect a construction barrier around the property beginning with digging holes for the fence poles. The temple will be constructed on the back lot of the stake center for the Cocodoy Côte d'Ivoire Stake.

Ground Broken for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple

Elder Neil L. Andersen of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided today over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple. It is the sixth temple to be constructed on the continent of Africa.

Preparing for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple Groundbreaking

Ivorian members are making their final preparations for tomorrow's groundbreaking ceremony for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple, the first to be constructed in the country. The temple will be located behind the stake center for the Cocody Cote I'voire Stake.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Announced for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire Temple has been announced for Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. The temple site is located in the commune of Cocody. Attendance at the services is by invitation only, but the general public is invited to view the proceedings live at local meetinghouses.
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