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143rd Operating Temple Dedicated in Florida

On Sunday, May 4, President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency presided at the dedication of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple—Florida's second. He attended a cultural celebration featuring over 1,000 youth performers the evening before.

Members Grateful for Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple

As the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple enters its final open house week, South Floridians look forward to its dedication and express the blessing of having the House of the Lord in their midst in a new video presentation.

Public Invited to Tour the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple

Tours of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple begin this week, starting with VIP tours and then opening to the general public on Saturday. The open house continues through Saturday, April 19, when it will be closed for formal dedication on Sunday, May 4. Free open house reservations are available online.

Reservations for Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Open House Begin Monday

Beginning Monday, March 17, at 12:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. MST), the public is invited to make a reservation for a free tour of the interior of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple during the weeks of March 29 through April 19, using the Church's online reservation system. The temple will be formally dedicated on Sunday, May 4, 2014.

Reservations for Fort Lauderdale Temple Open House Available March 17

Those wishing to attend the open house of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, located in the suburb of Davie, can make reservations beginning Monday, March 17, at 10:00 a.m., using the Church's online reservation system. The temple opens to the public for just three weeks, from March 29 through April 19, before it is formally dedicated.

Reflecting on the Fort Lauderdale Temple

In a recent Church News article, Miami Lakes Florida Stake President James Robinson says the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple "has been a blessing beyond measure" and that the stake has more recommend holders than at any time in its history.

Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Open House and Dedication Dates Announced

The First Presidency has announced that the open house for the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple will be held from Saturday, March 29, through Saturday, April 19, 2014. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, May 4, 2014, in three sessions.

Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Monument Sign

Brightly colored flowers have been added around the monument sign that now stands at the entrance to the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple site. The temple is nearing completion and is expected to be dedicated in the spring.

Fort Lauderdale Landscaping

Beautiful vegetation has been planted at the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, which will open to the public next year for an open house.

Building a House of the Lord in South Florida

As construction of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple enters its final weeks of construction, a committee has been formed to prepare for the upcoming open house and dedication. Saints in South Florida eagerly await an announcement from the First Presidency of the dates of those events.

Palm Trees Planted at Fort Lauderdale Temple

Landscaping efforts continue at the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple with the planting of beautiful palm trees in a symmetrical pattern. In the coming months, Florida's second temple will serve Church members from South Florida and the Bahamas.

Fort Lauderdale's New I-75 Landmark

Travelers of I-75 in South Florida are greeted with this view of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple as they pass through the community of Davie. Over 300 sections of stained glass were created and shipped from Utah to become the beautiful art glass windows that decorate the temple walls.

Another Construction Day Ends at the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple

The setting sun casts a heavenly glow behind the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, currently under construction in the suburb of Davie. South Floridians look forward to the completion of the sacred structure where work is primarily focused on the interior and landscaping. Art glass windows featuring beautiful leaves and blossoms and striking geometry were created in Orem, Utah.

Trim Applied to Fort Lauderdale Temple Windows

The beautiful stained glass windows of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple are receiving their finishing touches, including the attachment of a neutral-colored trim. Construction of the temple is held to the highest standard, as it is dedicated as the House of the Lord.

Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Grounds Taking Shape

At the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, work is progressing on the temple grounds including the water feature, sidewalks, and parking areas. Window installation has been completed, and work advances on the interior. South Florida members look forward to the temple's completion.

WPLG to Feature Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple

On Sunday, January 20, 2013, at 9:20 a.m., the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple will be featured in a news spot on WPLG (Channel 10). The temple is the second to be constructed in Florida, following the Orlando Florida Temple (1994), and is expected to be completed late this year or early next year.

Fort Lauderdale Temple On Track

Construction of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple is progressing smoothly—on pace for completion later this year. With the windows installed, work is primarily focused on the interior.

A Beautiful View from Davie's Vista View Park

The new Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple has created a stunning backdrop to the aptly named Vista View Park in Davie. Art glass continues to be installed in the temple including the circular focal window above the entrance. The temple is highly visible from its location on I-75.

Update on Fort Lauderdale Temple

Steady progress is being made at the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple including the installation of the windows and the entry water feature. The sculpted exterior panels feature suns and palm fronds.

Window Installation Underway in Fort Lauderdale

Beautiful blue panes of art glass are visible on the north side of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, signifying the commencement of window installation. The temple recently received its spire and angel Moroni statue and is expected to be completed next year.

Angel Moroni Takes His Position Atop the Fort Lauderdale Temple

An important milestone for the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple was reached today with the installation of a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni, heralding the good news of the gospel.

Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Receives Spire

The final form of the beautiful Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple has been achieved with the new addition of its tapering spire, which will be crowned with a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni—a symbol of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Steeple Rising at the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple

The Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple continues to take shape with the recent addition of the steeple base, which will feature beautiful panes of glass in the arched openings. Window installation is already underway on the west side of the building, facing the interstate.

Ft. Lauderdale Panels

The attachment of precast concrete panels to the exterior of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple is nearing completion, with just the east side remaining including the beautiful entrance colonnade.

Fort Lauderdale Update

Installation of the precast concrete panels to the exterior of the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple has been completed on the west and north sides with work underway on the south and east sides. Construction of the temple may be completed late next year and in operation by 2014.

More Panels Attached to the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple

Florida's second temple continues to rise in South Florida off I-75 in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Davie. Precast cement panels are currently being attached to the steel skeleton of the single-level temple. A beautiful arched colonnade will decorate the entrance of the east-facing building.

Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Exterior Panels

With steel framing erected for the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, the attachment of precast concrete exterior panels has commenced. Archways are featured throughout the architectural design of the single-level temple including a beautiful portico on the east side.

More Steel Erected for Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple

Steel framing continues for Florida's second temple being constructed in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Davie on a 17-acre site adjacent to I-75. The Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple will serve members living in South Florida and the Bahamas, who currently must travel to the Orlando temple.

Framing for Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Underway

In Davie, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale, steel framing has commenced for the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple. Dirt was built up on the site to create an elevated platform for the temple, which stands next to highly traveled I-75. Click here to view a computer-generated 3D model of the site.

Temple Construction Begins in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

The sights and sounds of construction have at last arrived at the Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple site. The fence is up. The sign is posted. And earth movers are pushing around loads of dirt. Ground was formally broken for the temple last June by Elder Walter F. González.