Cladding the Steeple Pedestal of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
Stone cladding of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple has reached the level of the steeple pedestal, which was designed with a grouping of three stone arches at the center of each side. Areas remaining to be clad include the body of the steeple, the front portico, the face of the rear portico, and a portion of upper-story walls. Concrete planters for the west plaza have been uncovered on the grounds.
Video of Finial Installation on the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
Yesterday following the installation of the steeple dome on the Deseret Peak Utah Temple, the finial was also hoisted into place. A video of the event was captured and shared on social media. It represents an exciting milestone in the construction of the building. The fully assembled dome will be a distinguishing feature of the temple.
Copper Dome Installed on the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
A shiny copper-colored dome has been installed atop the steeple of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple. The pieces were delivered last weekend and assembled on site before being lifted into place today. Earlier attempts to install the dome were thwarted by poor weather conditions. A finial will yet be attached to the dome to bring the temple to its full height. The temple will serve Church members living the Tooele Valley.
Cupola Delivered to the Deseret Peak Utah Temple Site
Sitting in a staging area next to the Deseret Peak Utah Temple is an exciting recent arrival—the bell-shaped cupola for the top of the steeple. On the upper walls of the temple, stone cladding has been completed on three of the four sides. Window frames and glass have been inserted into all of the window openings including the steeple. The temple is one of eleven under construction in the state of Utah.
Belt Course Installed at the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
Stone installers have made considerable progress on the upper walls of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple including installation of an ornamental belt course just below the parapet. The beautifully carved cream-colored stone features representations of the cliffrose and silvery lupine flowers. The on-site maintenance building has been framed and sheathed, and rough plumbing runs have been made in the meetinghouse.
Cladding the Upper Walls of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
While stone cladding moves up the second and third floor exterior walls of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple (in Tooele), crews are using the scaffolds around the steeple frame to attach sheathing panels. Framing is progressing quickly on the meetinghouse to the north, and curbing has been poured on the east to create a semicircular pull-out for motorists dropping off patrons.
Framing and Paving at the Deseret Peak Utah Temple Site
At the north end of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple site in the Tooele Valley, framers have begun to build the wooden wall frames for the meetinghouse while pavers are laying asphalt for the north parking lot. Cladding of the ground floor of the temple is nearly finished except for the front and rear porticos, and sheathing of the steeple continues. Improvements are underway to the streets and intersection to the east.
Footings and Curbing at the Deseret Peak Utah Temple Site
An overhead view of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple site shows the concrete structures being formed on the north side including the meetinghouse and maintenance building footings and the curbing for the north parking lot. Plumbing is underway for both buildings before the floor slabs are poured. A rough outline can be seen of the curved road that will run behind the temple site.
Installing Glass Windows in the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
Sheathing boards on the upper floors of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple have been coated with a sealer, and glass windows are being placed in the arched openings. On the ground floor, installation of the beautiful stone cladding continues. The stone is being laid in a running bond pattern with prominent moldings incorporated around the windows and into the two-tiered cornice. Sheathing of the steeple frame has not yet begun.
Upper Walls of Deseret Peak Utah Temple Sheathed
Sheathing of the upper walls of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple has been completed. On the main floor, a dark sealer has been applied to the sheathing, and work continues on fastening hanging brackets and attaching stone cladding. Construction has been underway for about 13½ months. The temple is being constructed in Tooele, which was first incorporated in 1853, a few years after the pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley.
Gorgeous Sunset at the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
The setting sun shone through the steel frame of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple on Sunday in an awe-inspiring moment at the construction site. Stone cladding began at the southeast corner of the main floor and is moving across the east face of the building. The upper walls are in various stages of framing and sheathing. The temple will serve members in Utah's beautiful Tooele Valley.
Stone Cladding on the Deseret Peak Utah Temple Unveiled
Scaffolding has been removed from the southeast corner of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple where a section of beautiful stone cladding has been installed. Hanging brackets are seen on either side of the stone, which are bolted on top of the sheathing after it is has been sealed. On the upper floors of the temple, the work of framing and sheathing continues. The parking areas have been blocked off as crews prepare for pavement.
Sealer Coat Applied to the Deseret Peak Utah Temple Sheathing
The ground floor exterior walls of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple have been sheathed, and a dark blue sealer coat applied. Hanging brackets for the cladding are being attached at the southeast corner, and glass has been installed in the window openings. Light framing continues on the second and third floor exterior walls as well as on the interior.
Framing and Sheathing the Walls of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
On the main floor of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple, framing for the exterior walls has been completed and sheathing is well underway including the application of a sealer. The concrete base for the baptismal font has been poured and cured, and a cooling tower has been installed in the mechanical enclosure. The roof over the main level is being sealed, and the third floor roof has been poured.
Framing the Baptismal Font for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
A tidy mesh of steel bar surrounds the frame for the baptismal font in the Deseret Peak Utah Temple. Reinforced concrete will be used to support the weight of the font and the floor around it. Light framing, sheathing, and sealing continues on the ground floor while tenting has been added to help enclose the second floor. Additional concrete pours will be carried out over the next several weeks.
Structural Framing for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple Tops Out
The highest piece of structural steel was set in place for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple last week. The "topping out" event was marked by the temporary placement of a tree and an American flag at the top of the steeple frame, as is tradition. Light framing has now commenced along on the building's main level, which will provide backing for the exterior wall panels. The stairs for the grand staircase have also been installed.
Building the Steeple for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
Framing of the steeple for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple in Tooele continues to grow higher. The four corner beams of the main shaft have been positioned and secured atop the frame for the pedestal. Each wall of the steeple will hold a narrow stained-glass window that will be backlit at night. On the east side of the building, metal frames have been installed for the arched doorways featured in the entrance portico.
Framing for Steeple Pedestal Begins on the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
Heavy framing of all three floors of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple is finished, and the first four columns of the steeple pedestal have been secured. Installation of the steel floor decks is progressing at various stages on all three levels. The foundation walls have been waterproofed and the majority have been backfilled. Steel framing has begun on the portico arches at the entrance to the building.
Framing the Second Level of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
Heavy framing of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple is progressing quickly with the majority of the ground level completed and numerous steel columns reaching the second level. Curbing has been poured for the south parking lot, but it is not yet paved. The temple is located in Tooele, which was first settled by three pioneer families on September 4, 1849. The city was incorporated three years later.
Structural Framing of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple Underway
Construction of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple has moved above ground with the assistance of a skyscraping crawler crane that is lifting heavy metal beams and columns that are being bolted together and fastened to the concrete foundation to form the steel superstructure of the building. The 70,000-square-foot temple and a 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse are rising on the west side of Tooele.
Final Basement Walls Poured for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
A boom pump delivers concrete across the foundation of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple to pour the final walls for the partial basement that will sit under the northwest corner. Work continues on pouring the footings for the main level and the walls for the mechanical enclosure. The parking lot curbing is in place for the south lot, and a crane has arrived on the north lot that will be used to hoist structural steel and other materials. Excavation for the meetinghouse has become more defined.
Deseret Peak Utah Temple Foundation Progress
Construction of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple foundation is making headway. Along with the forming of pouring of footings, several basement walls have been installed, and work has begun on an elevator shaft and support for the baptismal font. The basement will be located under the northwest corner of the main level, providing a space for mechanical equipment, storage, and an office and workshop for the temple facilities manager.
Forming the Deseret Peak Utah Temple Footings
Crews are forming the footings for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple, starting with the partial basement. The forms will be filled with concrete and steel to create a firm foundation. The temple and meetinghouse complex sits in the northwest corner of Tooele, just south of a private golf course and up the road from Clarke N Johnsen Junior High.
Building a New Road South of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple Site
On the south side of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple site in Tooele, heavy machinery is preparing the subbase for a new road that will intersect with 400 West. On the east side of the property, the chain-link fencing is coming down, which will be replaced with a more substantial construction barrier. The temple footprint has been carved out of the soil, and deeper excavation for the partial basement in the northwest corner is underway.
Excavation for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple Begins
Heavy machinery arrived at the Deseret Peak Utah Temple site in Tooele this week, and excavation efforts have officially begun. The first phase of the project moved overhead power lines underground and prepared the property for major construction. Okland Construction is the general contractor, which recently completed the Pocatello Idaho Temple and is currently building the Taylorsville Utah Temple—both the same general floor plan as the Deseret Peak temple.
Signage Posted at the Deseret Peak Utah Temple Site
A black privacy screen and construction signage has been attached to the chain link fence that surrounds the Deseret Peak Utah Temple site. Over the past couple of months, contractors have been busy digging utility trenches and installing electrical transformers so that overhead power lines can be moved underground. More trailers have been delivered to the property as the time draws near for major construction.
Making Utility Runs at the Deseret Peak Utah Temple Site
Since last month's groundbreaking was held for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple in Tooele, work has been focused on digging utility trenches and installing underground concrete utility vaults inside the chain-link fence that surrounds the perimeter of the property. Additional equipment arrives regularly including construction trailers, mounted generator, and large dumpster.
Ground Broken for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
A beautiful spirit descended upon Utah's Tooele Valley this morning at the groundbreaking service for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple. Elder Brook P. Hales of the Quorum of the Seventy presided at the event. In his site dedicatory prayer, he asked: "Please bless all that will live in this temple district that they will feel the godly power of this sacred edifice." About two hundred Church members and invited guests attended at the temple site on Saturday morning under blue skies. The three-story temple will be approximately 70,000 square feet. A 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse will also be built on site in the northwestern section of Tooele. Elder Hales prayed, "Help us that through the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we might be prepared and worthy to enter Thy sacred house to receive the blessings of exaltation available for ourselves and for our ancestors."
Preparing for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple Groundbreaking
The site for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple has been beautifully prepared for this Saturday's groundbreaking event, which will be streamed live for those who wish to participate online. Attendance at the temple site is strictly by invitation. The street leading to the site (400 West) will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic during the service, and drones should not be flown near the property either before or during the proceedings. The Deseret Peak Utah Temple will join five other temples under construction in Utah and two more that are under renovation.
Deseret Peak Utah Temple Conditional Use Permit
Following a public hearing on Wednesday, March 24, the Tooele City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve an application for a conditional use permit for the Deseret Peak Utah Temple site. The permit allows for the 17-acre site at the west end of 2400 North to be used for construction of the 70,000-square-foot temple and a 20,000-square-foot meetinghouse with plentiful parking and landscaping.