Granite Cladding Unveiled at the Elko Nevada Temple
Scaffolding has been removed from two sides of the Elko Nevada Temple, revealing the beautiful granite cladding that has been secured to the exterior surfaces of the building. The temple will be accentuated with gold-colored accents including the spire, the entrance doors, and the window frames and headers. The city of Elko is considered the capital of Nevada's goldbelt with an economy heavily based on gold mining.
Curbing Poured at the Elko Nevada Temple Site
Curbing has been installed at the Elko Nevada Temple site ahead of the pavement for the parking lots. A view of the property toward the east shows the ancillary building in the foreground on the right and the temple in the background in the middle. Stone cladding of the temple exterior continues, and work on the interior also progresses. A temple in Elko will spare members from traveling across Utah's West Desert to participate in temple ordinances in the Salt Lake Valley.
Exterior Cladding of the Elko Nevada Temple Moving Forward
Stone cladding continues to move up and around the exterior walls of the Elko Nevada Temple. Work began in the summer and is expected to continue over the coming months. The concrete block walls for the ancillary building are in place, and interior framing is progressing. The house of the Lord was announced in the April 2021 General Conference, and the groundbreaking was held on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
Stone Cladding Progress at the Elko Nevada Temple
Even the fence is happy with the progress being made on the Elko Nevada Temple. Granite panels are being attached to hanging brackets on the exterior walls while early work on the interior is moving forward. Elko was settled in 1868 when it was at the east end of the railroad tracks built by the Central Pacific Railroad. When the railroad crews moved on, the town remained, serving as a supply center for ranching, mining, and rail freight.
Cladding of the Elko Nevada Temple Underway
Stone cladding of the Elko Nevada Temple has begun. Framing for the building began to rise just three months ago, and that was followed by the attachment of yellow sheathing boards. Those boards were coated with a dark water-resistant sealant, and metal hanging brackets for the cladding began to appear soon after. The current speed of construction is a welcomed increase in pace.
Scaffolding Erected at the Elko Nevada Temple
Scaffolding is going up around the Elko Nevada Temple as crews prepare to clad the exterior in stone. Much of the sheathing has been damp proofed, and hanging brackets have been secured to the exterior walls. The city of Elko made headlines this week because of the hordes of Mormon crickets swarming the town. One hospital even hired four part-time employees—known as the Cricket Patrol—to clear the campus of crickets long enough for patients to enter the building.
Sheathing Underway at the Elko Nevada Temple
Sheathing boards are being attached to the steel frame of the Elko Nevada Temple, forming the exterior walls of the building. Framing for the parapet is in place along the roofline, and deliveries of stone cladding have begun. It is the third temple to be constructed in the state of Nevada. A fourth has been announced for Las Vegas, known as the Lone Mountain Nevada Temple.
Framing the Exterior Walls for the Elko Nevada Temple
Structural steel has been erected over the past month for the 10,000-square-foot Elko Nevada Temple, and light framing has commenced on the ground floor exterior walls. The building sits on elevated property at a curve in Ruby Vista Drive, making is visible to motorists on Interstate 80. The one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking ceremony is in one week.
Heavy Framing Underway for the Elko Nevada Temple
Steel columns are rising at the Elko Nevada Temple site where foundation work has been completed and framing of the superstructure has begun. Base plates at the ends of the columns are bolted to the mounting plates embedded in the foundation. The temple will be a traditional build instead of modular construction, allowing for a comparison between the two methods. The temple has been under construction for 11 months.
Foundation Constructed for the Elko Nevada Temple
Motorists traveling Ruby Vista Drive can catch a glimpse of the concrete foundation for the Elko Nevada Temple. A recent image of the property shows the foundation perched on a snow-covered mound, rising above the chain-link construction fence. Once the framing steel arrives, columns will be secured to the foundation using the mounting plates that are embedded in the concrete.
Pouring Footings for the Elko Nevada Temple Foundation
Concrete crews at the Elko Nevada Temple site have made numerous concrete pours for the foundation over the past several weeks. Mounting plates will be embedded into the thick concrete for securing the steel frame that will be erected for the superstructure of the building. Construction of the temple began eight months ago.
Stormy Construction Day at the Elko Nevada Temple
A recent webcam view of the Elko Nevada Temple site gives a glimpse of the continuing construction, even under stormy conditions. The idea of a temple for Elko was proposed to the Saints in the area by President Gordon B. Hinckley over 25 years ago. The prophet, accompanied by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, gathered in the Spring Creek High School gym with more than 4,200 members from the four stakes in northeast Nevada on Sunday, April 20, 1997. He said he was pleased with the membership in Elko and expressed his belief that a temple would be built there one day.
Excavation Progress for the Elko Nevada Temple
Black tarps encircle the sloped edges of the excavation area for the Elko Nevada Temple. Ground preparation activities have been underway for the past three months, which included mass excavation and bringing in a superior material. The temple site, located on Ruby Vista Drive, has a beautiful view of the Ruby Mountains—located about 20 miles from the city. They have been called the Swiss Alps of Nevada.
Excavation Still Underway for the Elko Nevada Temple
Mass excavation continues for the Elko Nevada Temple as new material is imported to create the proper soil conditions for construction. The on-site missionaries are thrilled to be involved with the project. In addition to providing a visitors' experience, the couple ministers to the construction workers. They get to know them and their families while providing love and encouragement in the work they do. A neighbor has set up a webcam to monitor the construction progress and to provide occasional photographs.
Excavation at the Elko Nevada Temple Site
In the two weeks since the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Elko Nevada Temple, significant excavation and grading activity has been carried out. A large circular area has been carved where the temple will stand, surrounded by circular hardscape. Plans call for a grounds building and an ancillary building that will likely house a distribution center, non-patron waiting area, and restrooms.
Groundbreaking Event Held for the Elko Nevada Temple
Elder Paul B. Pieper of the Quorum of the Seventy presided at the groundbreaking for the Elko Nevada Temple on Saturday, May 7, joined by his wife, Melissa, and other Church leaders and invited guests. "We are thankful for the blessing of a temple in Elko," said Elder Pieper in his site dedicatory prayer, "and for the many faithful souls, past and present, who for many years have traveled great distances to other temples." Construction will soon begin on the 10,000-square-foot temple on a 5.2-acre site on the Ruby View Golf Course. Elder Pieper said, "As we watch this temple rise in the coming months, may we each reach out to God with a greater desire to know Him and love Him, and to know and love our neighbors."
Clearing the Elko Nevada Temple Site
The groundbreaking event for the Elko Nevada Temple is less than three weeks away, and site preparation activity is well underway. The ground is being leveled and cleared of vegetation ahead of the ceremonial services scheduled for Saturday, May 7. The site is located on Ruby Vista Drive at the southeast corner of Ruby View Golf Course. In addition to the 10,000-square-foot temple, side-by-side supporting buildings will be constructed.
Groundbreaking Announced for the Elko Nevada Temple
Elder Paul B. Pieper of the Quorum of the Seventy will preside at the groundbreaking event for the Elko Nevada Temple on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The temple will be constructed on a 5.2-acre property located at the southeast corner of Ruby View Golf Course. The 10,000-square-foot building will be the third in Nevada, joining the Las Vegas Nevada Temple and the Reno Nevada Temple.
A Preview of the Elko Nevada Temple
On Friday, September 17, the official exterior rendering was posted for the Elko Nevada Temple—the state's third. It will rise on a 5.2-acre property at the southeast corner of Ruby View Golf Course on the north end of Elko. The single-level building will be approximately 10,000 square feet. No groundbreaking date has been scheduled yet.
Site Revealed for the Elko Nevada Temple
Nevada's third temple will be constructed on a 5.2-acre site near the southeast corner of Ruby View Golf Course at the north end of Elko. Plans for the Elko Nevada Temple call for a single-level, 10,000-square-foot building. The other temples in the state are the Las Vegas Nevada Temple and the Reno Nevada Temple. No exterior rendering has been released for the new temple, and no groundbreaking date has been scheduled.