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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.