Central Spire Frame Added to the Bangkok Thailand Temple
The frame for the central spire of the Bangkok Thailand Temple has been installed atop the roof, joining eight smaller spires that stand on the north and south sides. Cladding of the exteriors of the temple and the multipurpose building is making excellent progress and is nearing the top floors of the buildings. Several of the smaller spires of the temple have been clad as well. The six-story temple is among the tallest that the Church has constructed.
Cladding the Bangkok Thailand Temple Spires
Ornamental panels are being fastened to the spire frames along the north edge of the Bangkok Thailand Temple while cladding continues up the exterior walls of the main body of the building. Precast panels have reached the top of the fifth floor where the south central face terminates in a series of wall caps and recesses to the depth of the flanking columns. Cladding of the multipurpose facility behind the temple is progressing at approximately the same pace. Watch the August update video.
June Video Update on the Bangkok Thailand Temple
Construction progress on the Bangkok Thailand Temple can be seen in a new video update. Window frame installation is progressing, and cladding of the temple exterior in concrete panels has started on the fourth floor. Cladding of the multipurpose building is following shortly behind. The accompanying photograph gives a view of the front side of the temple, which faces south. The frames for several of the small spires can be seen rising above the debris net.
More Cladding Attached to the Bangkok Thailand Temple
The second and third floors of the Bangkok Thailand Temple have been clad in precast concrete panels, leaving a debris net around the top three floors only. Frames for several of the smaller spires on the north and south sides have been installed atop the temple, but the center spire has not yet been framed. Cladding of the multipurpose building behind the temple has progressed to the second level.
Installing the Spire Frames Atop the Bangkok Thailand Temple
The structural framing for the main body of the Bangkok Thailand Temple has been completed, leaving only the installation of the steel frames for the nine spires that will decorate the top of the building—a central spire surrounded by two spires on each of the four sides. The first two frames were installed for the spires on the north side followed by the large frame for the spire in the center. The attachment of precast concrete exterior panels is progressing to the second and third floors of the temple. A breezeway has been constructed in the courtyard between the temple and multipurpose building, which is also being clad in concrete panels. Watch a video update on the construction progress.
Installing Pilasters and Glass in the Bangkok Thailand Temple
Much of the ground floor of the Bangkok Thailand Temple has been clad in attractive precast concrete panels. Stately pilasters are being hung between the window panels that were installed previously. Temporary glass is being installed in the window openings and obscured with a light-blue sheeting. Cladding has also begun on west side of the multipurpose building, matching the color and basic style of the temple cladding.
Final Story Framed for the Bangkok Thailand Temple
Structural framing for the Bangkok Thailand Temple has reached the sixth and final level while precast concrete panels continue to be attached to the main level. The multipurpose facility behind the temple has also reached the sixth level and is being clad in panels. The groundbreaking ceremony for the temple was held two years ago this month.
Attaching Exterior Panels to the Bangkok Thailand Temple
While structural framing continues on the sixth floor of the Bangkok Thailand Temple, exterior panels have arrived and are being attached to the first floor. The panels feature a floral pattern above the window openings, which may be an abstract representation of Thailand's national flower—the Ratchaphruek. The bright yellow blossoms grow in long clusters from the Ratchaphruek tree.
Fifth Floor of Bangkok Thailand Temple Completed
The structural framing for the Bangkok Thailand Temple has grown another level taller, achieving five of its six levels. A new video update captures the temple and annex from a variety locations around the site including from across busy Asoke-Montri Road and double-decker Phetchaburi Road. A massive crane stands in front of the temple as seen in this photograph taken from across Phetchaburi Road.
Fourth Floor of Bangkok Thailand Temple Under Construction
The structural steel and concrete for the Bangkok Thailand Temple continues to grow higher, now reaching the fourth floor. The first terrace of the multipurpose Church facility behind the temple has also been reached. The three-tiered building will feature trees and landscaping on the roof and the two lower terraces. Watch a video update of the construction progress.
Bangkok Thailand Temple Reaches Third Floor
Structural framing for two of the six stories of the Bangkok Thailand Temple has been completed, and workers are now setting reinforcing steel bars for the third story. Construction of the multipurpose facility, located immediately behind the temple, is progressing at the same pace. The skyscraping temple will be topped with tall central spire surrounded by eight smaller spires. Watch a video update of the construction progress.
Bangkok Thailand Temple Rising Above Ground
The Bangkok Thailand Temple is making its upward climb. The six-story structure is rising above ground level over a thick slab of steel and concrete. Several walls and columns have been poured amid a maze of scaffolds that provide working surfaces for the crew and their materials. Behind the temple, floor slabs continue to be poured for the multipurpose facility that will house meetinghouse spaces and a variety of Church offices. Watch the most recent video update.
Bangkok Thailand Temple Baptismal Font
After a year of constructing a solid pile foundation and underground parking structure for the Bangkok Thailand Temple, work is now reaching above ground level. Floor slabs have been poured for the west side of the temple and for the multipurpose church facility being constructed to the north. Columns of rebar rising above the floor slabs will be part of the buildings' structural framing. Concrete forms have also been set for the structural support of the baptismal font, located in the basement level of the temple.
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.