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Aerial View of the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple

A recent aerial view of the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple shows the progress being made on building the frame for the tower. The front side of the temple faces toward an ancillary building that is rising at the base of a tree-covered hill. At the rear side of the temple, the ground slopes steeply down to street level. Stormwater management has been incorporated into the landscape design to handle the large amounts of moisture that fall during the rainy seasons.
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Toucans Watch the Construction of the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple

In the forested areas around the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple, a pair of toucans can often be spotted watching the construction activity from the nearby trees. A wide variety of birds live in these forests, which create a striking backdrop for the temple. Concrete and steel have been forming the building's main structure over the past nine months. Work is underway on the roof and on building the foundational support for the tower.
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Pouring Roof Slabs for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple

The exterior walls for the main body of the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple are in place, and several sections of the roof have been poured. Columns are being formed inside the building to support the windowed tower that will rise over the center of the roof. Materials have been staged for the storm drainage system that is being installed including corrugated plastic pipe and concrete catch basins.
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Rainbow Appears Over the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple

Summer rains produced a vivid rainbow over the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple site last week. Structural walls are being erected for the single-story structure, which has been under construction for the past six months. In his site dedicatory prayer offered at the groundbreaking, Elder Juan A. Uceda prayed that "no influence will stop or delay the building of the temple and that in due time it will be dedicated as the house of the Lord."
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Foundation Work for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple

At the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple site, a temporary electric service pole has been installed next to a group of fenced trailers and containers supporting the construction of the temple. A safety fence surrounds the excavation pit at the back side of the lot where work on the foundation is progressing. The property is located south of Hospital Libertas on Rua Professor Jose Vieira de Mendonça. The groundbreaking was held in June.
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Construction Underway at the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple Site

Major construction is afoot at the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple site where earthworks are getting underway and a tower crane with an exceptionally long jib has been installed. A construction barrier has been erected around the hillside property, and signage has been posted. Founded in 1897, Belo Horizonte is considered one of the first modern planned cities in Brazil. It now has a population of over 2.7 million residents.
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Ground Broken for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple

On Saturday, June 17, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple under the direction of Elder Juan A. Uceda of the Brazil Area presidency. He was accompanied by his wife, Maria Isabel, and Elder Luciano Sankar, an Area Seventy. Approximately 500 guests were in attendance including government officials. In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Uceda implored the Father saying: "I ask Thee, dear Father, that this place and all who live within the boundaries of the temple district enjoy special protection. And may the light of the gospel shine throughout this region. We pray that no influence will stop or delay the building of the temple and that in due time it will be dedicated as the house of the Lord. May Thy spiritual power be strongly felt in this region."
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Groundbreaking Announced for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple

Elder Juan A. Uceda, second counselor in the Brazil Area presidency, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple on Saturday, June 17, 2023. The 26,884-square-foot temple will be constructed on an 11.9-acre site located on Rua Professor José Vieira de Mendonça in the Engenho Nogueira neighborhood of Belo Horizonte. It is the first temple to be built in the state of Minas Gerais.
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Rendering and Location Released for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple

The official exterior rendering and location were released today for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple. The temple will be constructed on an 11.8-acre site located on Rua Professor Jose Vieira de Mendonça in Belo Horizonte. The 27,000-square-foot building will feature a central tower with a pyramid roof. The temple will be one of thirteen that are dedicated, under construction, or announced for the nation of Brazil.