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Casper Wyoming Temple Ancillary Building Progress

Advancements are being made on the ancillary building at the Casper Wyoming Temple site. The roof has been laid and windows have been installed while finish work continues on the interior. Scaffolds are being used for installation of finish materials on the exterior, and prep work has been completed for the utility yard. Catch basins are being installed around the property as part of the drainage system. The arrival of modules for the temple is still pending.

Foundation Completed for the Casper Wyoming Temple

The sturdy concrete foundation for the Casper Wyoming Temple has been poured, cured, and waterproofed. A pair of concrete landscape structures has also been installed near the entrance. Once the interior modules have been constructed, they will be anchored to the foundation and stitched together. Roofing is underway on the ancillary building, and crews are hanging drywall on the interior.

Casper Wyoming Temple Ancillary Building Framed

Over the past several weeks, framing and sheathing has been completed for the ancillary building that stands next to the Casper Wyoming Temple. The auxiliary structure will provide patron services and support grounds and building maintenance. Work continues on pouring the interior concrete columns that will transfer the weight of the temple superstructure to the ground beneath.

Forms Removed from the Casper Wyoming Temple Foundation

The thick outer foundation walls for the Casper Wyoming Temple have been poured and cured, and the forms have been removed. Additional forming continues inside the foundation for the walls and columns that will support the baptismal font and the prefabricated modules. These modules will be stitched together and bolted to the reinforced concrete before additional steel framing is erected. The floor slab has been poured for the ancillary building.

Preparing the Foundation Walls for the Casper Wyoming Temple

Trucks, trailers, and heavy machinery are spread across the Casper Wyoming Temple site where construction continues on the foundations for the temple and adjacent ancillary building. Rebar has been set for the walls of the temple foundation while pipes are conduits are installed underneath. The temple in Casper shares a floor plan with the Helena Montana Temple for which ground broken almost 7 months ago.

Building a Pad for the Casper Wyoming Temple

Structural fill has been delivered to the Casper Wyoming Temple site to create a raised pad for the temple. Construction has also begun on an ancillary building to the southeast of the temple that will house a distribution center, a non-patron waiting area, restrooms, and a storage area for maintenance supplies and equipment. Piers have been drilled and poured for the foundation of the ancillary building.

Site Preparations Underway for the Casper Wyoming Temple

Crew members of Grizzly Excavating have begun site preparations for the Casper Wyoming Temple. Ground was formally broken for the state's second temple last month. The land has been cleared and is now being compacted and leveled with a steamroller ahead of excavation for the foundation. The temple will stand on Eagle Dr, between Independence Ct and Wyoming Blvd SW.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Casper Wyoming Temple

Elder S. Gifford Nielsen of the Quorum of the Seventy presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Casper Wyoming Temple on Saturday, October 9, 2021. The 10,000-square-foot temple will be constructed at the intersection of Wyoming Boulevard Southwest and Eagle Drive on a 9.5-acre site. In the site dedicatory prayer, Elder Nielsen spoke of the early Saints saying. "May we never forget their unwavering effort and sacrifices. May this temple stand as a symbol of their commitment to Thee and of their desire to build Thy kingdom here on earth."

Official Rendering Released for the Casper Wyoming Temple

The official exterior rendering for the Casper Wyoming Temple has been released, shortly after a groundbreaking announcement was made this morning for Saturday, October 9. The single-level temple is approximately 10,000 square feet, featuring ornamental cladding, brass-colored accents, and a grand tiered steeple with a pyramidal cupola and metal finial. Custom stained-glass windows will be featured throughout.

October Groundbreaking Set for the Casper Wyoming Temple

Elder S. Gifford Nielsen of the Seventy will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Casper Wyoming Temple on Saturday, October 9, 2021. The 10,000-square-foot temple will be built on a 9.5-acre site at the intersection of Wyoming Boulevard Southwest and Eagle Drive. It will be the second temple in Wyoming, joining the Star Valley Wyoming Temple located in Afton. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only.

Location for the Casper Wyoming Temple Announced

The location of the future Casper Wyoming Temple has been announced as a 9.5-acre property at the corner of Wyoming Boulevard (Highway 258) and Eagle Drive in a developing area of southwest Casper. The design for the temple is a single-story building of approximately 10,000 square feet. The temple will be the second in the Cowboy State, joining the Star Valley Wyoming Temple in Afton. No rendering or groundbreaking date has been released.