More Rebar at the Bangkok Thailand Temple Complex
Tightly woven rebar is creating a ceiling level above the previously poured floor of the underground parking structure for the Bangkok Thailand Temple. Due to the high water table in this flood-prone city, above-ground parking is a common sight. But an underground facility will place appropriate focus on the sacred six-story temple.
Firming Up the Foundation for the Bangkok Thailand Temple
Plenty of concrete continues to be poured into the underground parking facility at the Bangkok Thailand Temple site. The immense structure is being shored up with concrete walls and pillars over the smooth floor that stretches from the front of the property to the back. Once the substructure has been completed, work can commence on the temple and adjoining Church facility.
Concrete Pours Underway for Bangkok Thailand Temple Substructure
With excavation reaching the designated depth for the underground parking facility at the Bangkok Thailand Temple complex, regular pours of concrete are creating the columns, walls, and floors for the vast structure. A bright yellow tower crane protrudes hundreds of feet into the air through the structural framing, providing assistance with the heavy lifting of materials.
Underground Work Advancing at the Bangkok Thailand Temple Site
The mass of crisscrossing steel girders that are framing the substructure for the Bangkok Thailand Temple complex has grown larger, and the excavation beneath the steel has grown deeper. Toward the rear side of the property, a small concrete slab has been poured, which will presumably become part of a much larger concrete parking surface.
Framing the Substructure for the Bangkok Thailand Temple
Structural steel beams have been tied into the concrete piles and footings poured for the substructure of the Bangkok Thailand Temple and annex building. The steel grid will form a sturdy platform to carry the weight of the multistory buildings and to provide an underground space for a parking facility. Below-grade work has been underway for the past several months. Watch a video update of the construction progress.
Footings Being Poured at the Bangkok Thailand Temple Site
Massive amounts of concrete and steel are going into the ground at the Bangkok Thailand Temple site to create the sturdy pile foundation for the underground parking and substructure of the temple and annex building. Reinforced concrete footings are being poured on top of the circular piles, and a few steel beams have been attached to the growing structure.
Building Pile Foundation at the Bangkok Thailand Temple Site
Work continues on the pile foundation for the Bangkok Thailand Temple complex. The post-like structures help support the weight of heavy buildings by transferring the load to layers of soil with greater bearing capacity. A minimum of four months is expected to complete this phase of construction. Views of the progress are afforded by a multi-story building next door to the temple site. Watch a video of the current progress.
Substructure Work Underway for the Bangkok Thailand Temple
The Bangkok Thailand Temple site is now buzzing with the sounds of bulldozers, backhoes, concrete mixers, pile drivers, and cranes. Work has commenced on building a safe and firm substructure for the temple and its supporting facilities including an underground parking garage. Underground activities are expected to continue for the next several months.
Ceremonial Shovels Commemorate the Bangkok Thailand Temple Groundbreaking
Elder Robert C. Gay of the Presidency of the Seventy was joined by Church and community leaders on Saturday, January 26, 2019, to break ground for the construction of the Bangkok Thailand Temple—the first to be constructed in mainland Southeast Asia. Elder David F. Evans, president of the Asia Area, offered the dedicatory prayer. A public open house and dedication will be held following construction of the temple.
Bangkok Thailand Temple Site Cleared
The contractor has completed demolition work at the Bangkok Thailand Temple site, which has been fully cleared and cleaned in preparation for Saturday's groundbreaking ceremony. Work will begin with construction of an underground parking facility followed by construction of the temple and a multipurpose Church office building.
Building Demolition Completed at Bangkok Thailand Temple Site
Demolition of the Church office building that once occupied the site of the Bangkok Thailand Temple is now completed. Site clearing continues in preparation for the groundbreaking ceremony that will be held in two weeks. A replacement office building will be constructed on site behind the temple.
December Demolition Progress at the Bangkok Thailand Temple Site
Much of the old Church office building at the Bangkok Thailand Temple site has come down since demolition activities started six weeks ago. Debris netting around the front of the building helps to contain dust and falling objects. The site is being prepared for a formal groundbreaking ceremony next month.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Announced for Bangkok Thailand Temple
The formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Bangkok Thailand Temple will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Elder David F. Evans, president of the Asia Area, will preside. Attendance at the temple site is by invitation, but the proceedings will be broadcast to local meetinghouses.
November Demolition Progress at the Bangkok Thailand Temple Site
Video taken yesterday at the Bangkok Thailand Temple site captures the demolition progress being made. The Church office building has been surrounded in debris netting, and much of the ground has been cleared by heavy equipment including the landscaping and parking lot.
Demolition Begins at the Bangkok Thailand Temple Site
Beginning November 1, 2018, demolition crews arrived with heavy equipment at the Bangkok Thailand Temple site to commence the process of remove the existing parking lot, landscaping, and Church office building in preparation for the formal groundbreaking ceremony that will be held.
Distribution Center Moving from Bangkok Thailand Temple Site
The Distribution Center located inside the church office building at the Bangkok Thailand Temple site has announced it will be temporarily moving to the Asoke chapel effective November 1, 2018. The move will help clear the way for the future demolition of the building and subsequent construction of the temple.
Official Rendering Released for Bangkok Thailand Temple
The artistic rendering of the Bangkok Thailand Temple was released to the public today, revealing a 44,405-square-foot, six-story building with a soaring central spire and eight smaller surrounding spires. Behind the temple, an additional 91,370-square-foot Church facility will be constructed housing two meetinghouses, a service center, seminary and institute offices and classrooms, and mission offices and housing. An extensive underground parking structure is also planned for the site.