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More Plantings on the Grounds of the Farmington New Mexico Temple

Landscaping of the Farmington New Mexico Temple grounds continues to progress with the addition of sizeable boulders and many more plantings. The city of Farmington is located on the Colorado Plateau at the junction of three rivers: the San Juan River, the Animas River, and the La Plata River. It also lies near the junction of several highways including U.S. Highway 64, New Mexico Highway 170, New Mexico Highway 371, and New Mexico Highway 516.
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Landscaping Progress on the Farmington New Mexico Temple Grounds

With the onset of warmer weather, landscaping of the Farmington New Mexico Temple grounds is quickly progressing. A pergola has been installed, landscape boulders have been placed, and numerous plantings are taking place in the garden strips along the streets and driveways. On the temple exterior, only a few pieces of stone cladding remain to be installed.
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Cladding of the Farmington New Mexico Temple Nearly Finished

Scaffolding covers the front portico of the Farmington New Mexico Temple where the final pieces of stone cladding are being affixed to the exterior. Vibrantly colored stained glass is being installed, featuring flowers and tribal patterns. Piles of mulch and aggregate have been staged for when landscaping picks up in the spring. Construction on the project has been underway for almost two years.
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Scaffolding Removed from the Farmington New Mexico Temple

Scaffolding has been removed from the Farmington New Mexico Temple, revealing the beautifully completed steeple. Narrow panes of art glass have been installed in the body of the steeple beneath decorative lintels. The stonework is ornamented with sculpted patterns that reflect the design motif. A metal finial stands at the top of the spire, bringing the structure to a fine point.
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Finial Installed on the Farmington New Mexico Temple

On December 15, the finial was secured to the top of the steeple of the Farmington New Mexico Temple. Exterior cladding of the temple continues while work progresses on the interior. The house of the Lord will serve the Four Corners region where the northwest corner of New Mexico, northeast corner of Arizona, southeast corner of Utah, and southwest corner of Colorado meet.
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Cladding Progress of the Farmington New Mexico Temple Steeple

Stone cladding of the Farmington New Mexico Temple steeple is progressing quickly. Panels have been attached to the majority of the spire while work continues on the pedestal and mechanical level walls. The face of the front portico has yet to be clad as well. On the grounds, large portions of the hardscape have been installed, and some planting of trees and plants has taken place. Construction has been underway for over 19 months.
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Preparing to Clad the Farmington New Mexico Temple Steeple

Scaffolding has been erected around the steeple of the Farmington New Mexico Temple in preparation for stone cladding. Ornamental window headers have been installed, and landscaping efforts are moving forward. Elder Robert D. Hales said: "Temples are the greatest university of learning known to man, giving us knowledge and wisdom about the Creation of the world. Endowment instructions give guidance as to how we should conduct our lives here in mortality."
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Stone Cladding Moving Up the Farmington New Mexico Temple

With the majority of the main floor exterior walls clad in stone, scaffolding has been erected around the mechanical level of the Farmington New Mexico Temple as cladding moves upward toward the steeple. Installation of an ornamental fence continues around the perimeter of the grounds, and newly planted trees are taking root in the soil. Black lamp posts are also being installed.
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Steeple Installed on the Farmington New Mexico Temple

A major construction milestone was reached for the Farmington New Mexico Temple yesterday. The steeple, which had been assembled on site in two segments, was hefted by crane and secured to the top of the building at the center of the steeple pedestal. Narrow panes of stained glass were glazed in the steeple before it was set in place. Most of the building has been clad in stone.
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Fence Installation at the Farmington New Mexico Temple Site

Permanent fencing is being installed on top of the retaining walls that run along the street sides of the Farmington New Mexico Temple site. Braces are used to secure wooden forms to the tops of these walls for the cast-in-place concrete that provides both a footer for the fence and coping for the retaining walls. Stone cladding of the temple exterior is nearly finished on three sides, leaving the main entrance to be completed.
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Farmington New Mexico Temple Complex Taking Shape

A beautiful view of the Farmington New Mexico Temple complex shows the two major buildings rising on site. The temple is oriented to face northwest at a 45-degree angle to the intersection. The meetinghouse faces south toward the temple. A small maintenance building is also under construction, north of the temple and west of the meetinghouse. The meetinghouse features an institute wing to serve young adults, many of whom attend school across the street at San Juan College.
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Sheathing Completed for Farmington New Mexico Temple Steeple

The upper and lower segments of the steeple for the Farmington New Mexico Temple have been sheathed. The structure will be fully completed before it is lifted into place. Stone cladding and window installation at the temple are making excellent progress with early interior work underway. The majority of the meetinghouse exterior has been completed, and interior work is advancing.
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Exterior Cladding Progress on the Farmington New Mexico Temple

Stone cladding of the Farmington New Mexico Temple exterior is progressing quickly with one side completed and another side underway. The frame for the steeple has been assembled, it and will be completed with sheathing, cladding, and stained-glass windows before it is installed on the temple. At the adjoining meetinghouse, roof shingles have been laid and interior work is moving forward. The temple is located near the Navajo Nation—the largest American Indian reservation in the United States.
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Exterior Cladding of the Farmington New Mexico Temple Begins

One corner of the exterior of the Farmington New Mexico Temple has been clad in beautiful stone. An ornamental belt course, featuring a leaf-like pattern, runs near the top. Other activities at the temple include framing, sheathing, and window installation. The frame for the steeple has been assembled and is being prepared for installation. It currently sits in a staging area on site.
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Framing and Sheathing the Farmington New Mexico Temple

Light framing is filling in the spaces between the heavy columns of the Farmington New Mexico Temple, creating a steel skeleton for the sacred structure. A few sheathing panels have been attached to the southwest face. The pitched roof for the meetinghouse and institute facility can be seen behind the temple. It is the second to be constructed in the state of New Mexico.
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Staircase Installed in the Farmington New Mexico Temple

Heavy framing continues for the Farmington New Mexico Temple including the installation of a staircase frame that leads from the main floor to the mechanical level above. At the top of the structure, a steel roof deck is being installed over various sections of the building. The temple is rising on the site of a former meetinghouse and institute building. A replacement meetinghouse with a institute wing will be constructed next to the temple.
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Steel Frame Rising for the Farmington New Mexico Temple

The structural steel frame for the Farmington New Mexico Temple rises prominently over the chain-link fence that encloses the construction zone. A telescoping crane is used to lift and roughly position the heavy steel pieces into place. Farmington is the most populous city in the Four Corners region where Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico meet. The temple will serve members in this region including the Navajo Nation.
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Framing Begins on the Farmington New Mexico Temple

A handful of steel columns have been erected over the baptistry wing of the Farmington New Mexico Temple, as framing of the superstructure begins. A floor deck has been installed over the partial basement where the baptismal font will rest. Footings for the main floor have also been poured and cured. An exterior staircase to the basement will be created as a separate access to the mechanical areas of the temple.
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Pouring Basement Walls for the Farmington New Mexico Temple

A concrete pump truck injects wet concrete into the space between the waiting concrete shutters to form the basement walls of the Farmington New Mexico Temple. The basement will sit under the baptistry wing of the temple, providing space for the baptismal font and the twelve carved oxen that represent the tribes of Israel. The basement walls will connect to the footings for the main level.
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Beautiful Views from the Farmington New Mexico Temple Site

Situated along the crest of a hill, the Farmington New Mexico Temple site offers beautiful views of the cityscape to the east. Construction of the temple remains below grade, as work continues on building a solid foundation. The city of Farmington is located on the Colorado Plateau well over a mile (1.6 km) above sea level. The semiarid climate produces bright blue skies during the day and stunning sunsets at dusk.
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Construction of the Farmington New Mexico Temple in Full Swing

The contractor for the Farmington New Mexico Temple has set up shop at the corner College Boulevard and Windsor Drive. Over the past five weeks since the groundbreaking event was held, a chain-link construction fence has been erected, construction trailers have been set up, and drilling equipment has begun work on the pier foundation for the temple.
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Ground Is Broken for the Farmington New Mexico Temple

"To us, this region is home," said Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the Quorum of the Seventy who presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Farmington New Mexico Temple on Saturday, April 30. Elder Perkins and his wife, Christine, grew up in the region. They met in Farmington and held their wedding reception there. They were joined by about 500 Church leaders and guests to celebrate the construction of the 25,000-square-foot temple and meetinghouse that will be built on a 6.62-acre site at the corner of College Boulevard and Windsor Drive. In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Perkins said: "We pray that women, men, and youth of every race and ethnicity, every language, every political persuasion, and every walk of life will feel welcome to come up to worship in this holy place and depart in unity as covenant-keeping disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ."
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Groundbreaking Announced for the Farmington New Mexico Temple

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Farmington New Mexico Temple has been announced for Saturday, April 30, 2022. Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the Quorum of the Seventy will preside. The 25,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 6.62-acre site located at the intersection of College Boulevard and Windsor Drive where a meetinghouse is being razed. A replacement meetinghouse will also be constructed on site.
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Making Way for the Farmington New Mexico Temple

Demolition of the old stake center is underway on Farmington's College Boulevard where the new Farmington New Mexico Temple will be constructed. A replacement meetinghouse with an institute wing will be constructed at the north end of the property, and the temple will be built near the intersection of College Boulevard and Windsor Drive. It will face diagonally toward the meetinghouse.
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Rendering Released for the Farmington New Mexico Temple

The official exterior rendering for the Farmington New Mexico Temple has been released. A special use permit was recently approved for the temple by the City of Farmington Planning & Zoning Commission, but no groundbreaking date has been set. The temple will be constructed on the site of the current stake center located across from San Juan College at the intersection of College Boulevard and Windsor Drive. The single-story temple will be approximately 25,000 square feet and share the property with a new meetinghouse with an institute wing.
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Location Announced for the Farmington New Mexico Temple

The location of the stake center for the Farmington New Mexico Stake will become the site of the Farmington New Mexico Temple, joining the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple to become the second in the state. The 6.62-acre parcel is situated across the street from San Juan College at the intersection of College Boulevard and Windsor Drive. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 25,000 square feet and a new meetinghouse to replace the existing stake center.