Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple
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- April 9, 2022 – Construction Begins for Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple
Progress on the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple and Ancillary Building
A view from the north corner of the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple site shows the progress being made on the two-story ancillary building and the temple. A vapor barrier is being applied along the rear side of the temple to help prevent water vapor from penetrating the concrete walls. The ancillary building will provide patron accommodations and house a distribution center.
Main Structure Rising for the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple
Concrete crews are hard at work building the structural frame for the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple. Shoring posts are used when pouring roof or ceiling slabs to provide the bracing needed for the curing concrete. Two prominent tower cranes stand on site to support the construction of both the temple and its ancillary structures. Construction began nearly nine months ago in April 2022.
Structural Columns Rising for the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple
Construction of the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple has kicked into high gear over the past month since excavation for the foundation was completed. The foundation walls have now been installed, including a small basement area for the baptismal font. Reinforced concrete columns are rising for the superstructure of the building, and sheets of rebar mesh on site will be used to reinforce the exterior walls.
Tower Crane Installed at the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple Site
Construction activity has picked up at the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple site where trees have been removed and ground has been cleared, leveled, and lightly excavated by heavy machinery. Near the location of the future temple, a tower crane has been anchored to a sturdy concrete base. The groundbreaking for the temple was held in April, and contractors began to arrive several weeks later.
Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony Held
On Saturday, April 9, 2022, ground was broken for the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple in the presence of Church members and community members including local civic leaders. Elder Joaquin E. Costa of the Quorum of the Seventy presided. The 19,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 8.14-acre site in the Aldea Romana neighborhood along with a 25,000-square-foot ancillary building housing patron accommodations and a distribution center. In his dedicatory prayer, Elder Costa said: "We thank the authorities of the different governments through the many years that the gospel has been shared here. We are grateful for the tolerance and openness to receive missionaries, allow construction and provide a safe environment for the restored Church of Jesus Christ to grow in Bahía Blanca and southern Argentina."
Groundbreaking Announced for the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2022. Elder Joaquin E. Costa of the Quorum of the Seventy will preside. The temple will be constructed on an 8.14-acre parcel located northeast of the city in the Aldea Romana neighborhood at the intersection of Avenida Alberto Pedro Cabrera and Luis Vera. The 19,000-square-foot temple will be accompanied by a 25,000-square-foot ancillary building with patron housing and a distribution center.