155th Operating Temple Dedicated in Suburban Hartford, Connecticut
President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency presided at today's dedication of the Hartford Connecticut Temple. At Saturday evening's youth cultural celebration, he told the youth "that this temple in Hartford is an important part of the marvelous work of Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to bring the light of the gospel into your lives and the lives of thousands of others."
Hartford Temple To Be Dedicated in Two Weeks
Tens of thousands toured the beautiful new Hartford Connecticut Temple during its three-week public open house. The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, November 20, following a youth cultural celebration.
Public Welcome at Hartford Connecticut Temple
Following several days of VIP/Media tours, the Hartford Connecticut Temple has opened to the general public. All are welcome including children of all ages. The public open house continues through Saturday, October 22, 2016.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Open House Reservations
Beginning this Thursday, September 1, at 12:00 noon EDT, free reservations will be made available for the public open house of the Hartford Connecticut Temple. The temple will be open to the public for three weeks from Friday, September 30, through Saturday, October 22, 2016.
Exterior Granite Finished for Hartford Temple
The final piece of granite—a decorative urn—has been set in place at the Hartford Connecticut Temple, as reported by the Hartford Mormon Temple Facebook page. At the entrance, a beautiful three-tiered bronze fountain has been installed.
Scaffolding Coming Down at Hartford Connecticut Temple
The beautifully detailed entrance façade of the Hartford Connecticut Temple is now visible as scaffolding was recently removed, leaving only the base of the steeple to be covered in stone. The public open house begins in just over a month from Friday, September 30 through Saturday, October 22, 2016.
Summer Storms at Hartford Connecticut Temple
July thunderstorms at the Hartford Connecticut Temple created a dazzling backdrop of pink and purple hues for the stately steeple. Workers continue to move rapidly to have the temple ready for its open house in two months.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Exterior
With just over two months remaining before the public open house begins, laborers at the Hartford Connecticut Temple are working quickly to finish the exterior of the temple. Granite pieces will soon be attached to the pediment and to the tower base.
Entrance Columns Appear at Hartford Temple
The slender steel columns that support the pediment over the main entrance to the Hartford Connecticut Temple are being enclosed in stone to become beautiful Ionic columns, adding to the neoclassical charm of this New England building.
Progress at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
The rapidly appearing entrance plaza at the Hartford Connecticut Temple is adding beauty and dimension to the granite-clad building. Inside, installation of trim, lighting fixtures, and lockers continues while flooring is laid and walls are painted.
Laying Sod at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Work is progressing at the Hartford Connecticut Temple grounds where rolls of sod have been laid and trees have been planted. Shingles are going up on the temple president's residence, and granite continues to be attached to the temple exterior.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Monument Sign
The granite-faced monument sign at the Hartford Connecticut Temple is nearing completion. The name of the Church, the temple, and the address (2 Central Way) are all inscribed in stone. The temple opens to the public for three weeks in October.
Hartford Temple Update
At the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the granite exterior continues to be installed, sprinklers are going in, new trees have been planted, and roof trusses for the temple president's are in place. Inside the temple, painting continues and marble countertops are being installed.
Concrete Poured for Monument Sign at Hartford Connecticut Temple
A new protruding slab of concrete at the Hartford Connecticut Temple will soon become a beautiful monument sign, identifying the building and the Church. The temple will open to the public in just six months.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Granite Details
As scaffolding is removed from the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the classical architectural details of the exterior granite are revealed. Inspired by New England architecture, the handsome building is a fitting addition to the Hartford-area landscape.
Inside the Hartford temple, workers are installing marble floors, lockers, light fixtures, trim, and cabinets. Painting is also taking place.
Pedestrian Gate Will Allow Access to the Hartford Connecticut Temple Grounds
A new photograph of the Hartford Connecticut Temple shows an opening in the stone perimeter wall along Route 4, which will give pedestrians access to the landscaped temple grounds. The concrete pillars that stand beyond the opening will be faced with granite and will serve as both lampposts and anchors to the decorative gate that will be installed between them. Construction of the temple is expected to be completed before the end of this year.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Exterior
Hartford Temple Receives Moroni
The traditional gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni was lifted into place atop the steeple of the Hartford Connecticut Temple today. Watch the video.
Tiered Water Fountain Delivered for Hartford Connecticut Temple
The tiered bronze fountain that will anchor the entrance water feature of the Hartford Connecticut Temple is on site, awaiting installation. Several landscaping walls have been poured throughout the grounds.
Overhead View of the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Beautiful new photographs of the Hartford Connecticut Temple give a bird's-eye view of the construction progress including the recently installed steeple, the circular water feature at the temple entrance, and the stone cladding on the exterior.
Steeple Hoisted Atop the Hartford Connecticut Temple
The Hartford Connecticut Temple reached a major milestone yesterday when two sections of the steeple façade and the shingled spire were lifted into place over the steel steeple framework. Members look forward to the upcoming addition of the angel Moroni statue.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Update
Light poles are going up and sidewalks being poured at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site. An ultraviolet light barrier continues to cover the stonework that has been attached to the temple. And shingling is completed on the spire that awaits installation.
Shingling the Spire for the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Progress can be seen on the shingling work for the Hartford Connecticut Temple spire, which was delivered to the site several weeks ago. The handsome structure will complete the distinctive New England-style steeple that will crown the building. Concrete has been poured for a beautiful rock wall that will run along the property next to the main road—Farmington Avenue. And a gravel bed has been laid for the driveway that enters the temple site.
Spire Arrives for Hartford Connecticut Temple
Standing near the newly paved parking lot in the staging area of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, a slender, cone-shaped spire stands at the ready, awaiting installation atop the steeple. White sheeting shrouds the temple as exterior stonework advances.
Paving Underway at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Asphalt rollers at the Hartford Connecticut Temple are cruising the temple site to pave the new driveways and parking lots. Work continues on attaching stone cladding to the exterior of the building. Inside, framing and drywall work is underway.
Attaching Stone to Hartford Connecticut Temple Exterior
Large crates line the north side of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, which hold the beautiful stone cladding that is being attached to the exterior of the building. Heavy equipment is on site preparing the grounds for future surface parking and landscaping features.
Exterior Work Resumes on Hartford Connecticut Temple
With heavy snows and frigid temperatures releasing their grip on the New England region, construction laborers have resumed work on the exterior of the Hartford Connecticut Temple where steel reinforcement for the parapet wall is being installed along the top of the building.
Progress at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
While this winter's cold and snowy New England weather has detained work on the exterior of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, work progresses on the inside where drywall is being hung. Attachment of stone to the exterior walls will resume once the spring weather returns.
Weatherproofing the Hartford Temple
Weathermate flashing is being applied to the Hartford temple in dark strips, helping to form a weather barrier to protect the temple from moisture.
Enclosing the Hartford Temple
With blue boards insulating the exterior of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, workers will spray the interior with a closed cell foam insulation.
Utility Building Up at Hartford Temple
At the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, a utility building that will service the temple has been erected at the rear of the property and is ready for roof trusses.
Insulating Hartford Exterior Walls
A series of horizontal channels and insulating boards are being attached to the exterior walls of the Hartford temple to prepare for stone cladding.
Hartford Temple Progress
With the structural steel framing completed for the Hartford temple, work is focused inside as utilities are roughed in and light framing progresses.
Roof and Utility Work at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
At the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the structural steel and metal framing have been erected with exception of the spire, the concrete floors are poured, the roof is being installed, and utility work is underway. Excavation has begun for a storm water detention system.
Exterior Framing and Insulation for Hartford Temple
Exterior framing is underway between the large steel columns at the Hartford Connecticut Temple as an insulating material is applied.
Land leveled in front of temple; studs added to parapet wall framing.
Hartford Temple Update
The framed Hartford Connecticut Temple is captured on a beautiful New England summer day. The temple stands near the childhood home of Wilford Woodruff.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Wings
Temporary roofing now covers the wings of the Hartford Connecticut Temple where major steel framing is completed, allowing the large crane to move to another construction site.
More Framing Erected in Hartford
Steel framing for the Hartford Connecticut Temple continues to rise at its wooded location in Farmington, including girders that have been set at an angle for the roof.
Steel Framing Begins in Hartford
The first steel beams that will shape the Hartford Connecticut Temple were erected today and fastened to the reinforced concrete foundation. Additional beams stand at the ready.
Basement Walls Poured for Hartford Temple
At the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the basement walls have been poured and are being waterproofed and backfilled. The crane has arrived for the erection of steel girders that will frame the building beginning in mid-April.
Basement Walls Poured for Hartford Connecticut Temple
The first basement walls can now be seen at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site. With the arrival of spring, construction crews are enjoying warmer weather and accelerated progress. The basement will enclose the baptismal font.
Forms and Rebar Going Up for Hartford Temple Basement Walls
With the concrete slab poured for the basement floor of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, forms and rebar are now being set in place for pouring the walls. The basement of the temple will house the baptistry.
Pouring Slab Foundation for the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Despite temperatures in the upper teens, concrete pumps and mixers have arrived to pour the slab foundation for the Hartford Connecticut Temple. A handful of trucks are working round-robin fashion to deliver 800-900 cubic yards of concrete from nearby Farmington Ready-Mix Concrete.
Preparing to Pour Font Slab for Hartford Connecticut Temple
At the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, construction workers are carrying heavy rods of rebar to the excavation area where a 4-foot thick mat-slab foundation will be poured for the floor of the baptistry. If weather permits, the pour could take place as early as next Tuesday.
Excavation Advancing at Hartford Connecticut Temple Site
At the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, excavation work has begun with the deepest area being for the future baptismal font. Severe winter weather is currently arresting the New England region, which slows construction progress.
Site Clearing Progress for Hartford Connecticut Temple
Laborers have been hard at work at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, preparing the ground for grading and excavation. The efforts have included razing residences and an office building and clearing vegetation. The footprint of the temple is marked by white stakes.
Preparing the Ground in Hartford for Construction
Standing among the beautiful New England fall trees at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, construction machinery is arriving to begin preparation of the land. President Thomas S. Monson presided at the temple groundbreaking on August 17, just days before his 86th birthday.
President Monson Breaks Ground for Hartford Temple
"Today is a special and sacred day as we bring to fruition the hopes and dreams of the Church members here and break ground for the Hartford Connecticut Temple," said President Monson on Saturday at the groundbreaking ceremony for Connecticut's first temple.
Demolition Proceeding at the Hartford Temple Site
At the site of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, demolition crews are razing the existing structures—including an office building and residences—to make way for the beautiful temple complex. Ground will be formally broken for the edifice in two and a half weeks on Saturday, August 17.
Groundbreaking Scheduled for Hartford Connecticut Temple
On Saturday, August 17, at 11:00 a.m., ground will be formally broken for the Hartford Connecticut Temple. All are invited to participate in the historic event via satellite broadcast to local chapels. Due to limited parking, attendnace at the temple site is by invitation only.
Construction of Hartford Temple Expected to Begin this Summer
Demolition of the existing building at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site is anticipated to begin sometime after the end of June when a business operating there will have relocated. The building formerly served as the Whitman Restaurant. A date for the groundbreaking has not been announced.
Plan and Zoning Commission OKs Hartford Temple Plans
On Tuesday, the Town Plan and Zoning Commission resumed a public hearing to receive input on the Hartford Connecticut Temple project. After taking comments, including concerns about increased traffic on Route 4, the commissioners unanimously approved the request.