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Greening Up the Layton Utah Temple Grounds

Soft landscaping on the grounds of the Layton Utah Temple is transforming brown patches of dirt into vibrant green spaces. Rolls of sod are being laid on three sides of the temple, and mulch is being spread in the parking lot islands around the bushes and trees. A concrete base has been poured for the monument sign, and a oblong opening in the asphalt at the main parking lot entrance will soon become a landscaped median.

Paving the Main Entrance to the Layton Utah Temple Site

On the west side of the Layton Utah Temple, Rosewood Lane has been widened, paved, and improved with curb and gutter. On the same day, the main entrance to the parking lot was paved with fresh asphalt. The beautiful two-spire temple is located in a rural slice of Layton with farmland and pastures to the south and east and commercial buildings and residential development to the north and west.

A View of the Layton Utah Temple from Adams Reservoir

The heaven-reaching spires of the Layton Utah Temple are a breathtaking site from nearby Adams Reservoir. They rise above the leafy tree line against a backdrop of purple mountains. The psalmist asks: "Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully" (Psalm 24:3–4).

Springtime Sees Landscaping Progress at the Layton Utah Temple

Landscaping of the Layton Utah Temple grounds has accelerated with the arrival of spring weather. A garden strip on the east end runs from the ornamental fence to the rear exit, filled with hundreds of plants and lined with deciduous trees. On the west side, curbing has begun for the remaining parking area and more of the entrance plaza hardscape has been installed including stairs. Planters and retaining walls around the north plaza are being faced in stone.

Layton Utah Temple: "Deer" to Our Hearts

An abundance of nature surrounded the Layton Utah Temple this evening. A glint of the Great Salt Lake and surrounding mountains accentuated the glorious pink and orange bands separating the layers of purple clouds. A small herd of deer looked on from a nearby golden field, bordered by Russian Olive trees. The temple is one of eight under construction and three under renovation in Utah. Plans have been announced for three more.

North Plaza Taking Shape at the Layton Utah Temple

Progress is being made on the beautiful north plaza of the Layton Utah Temple where friend and family groups will gather to greet newly sealed couples and families. Trees have been planted in the four corners of the plaza, and a wide staircase has been installed. Concrete curbing, walkways, and landscape structures continue to appear in addition to trees, bushes, and plants of many varieties. The visitors' center has been relocated from a trailer to the meetinghouse across the street.

Exterior Lighting Tests at the Layton Utah Temple

Exterior lighting of the Layton Utah Temple towers was captured in a set of striking photographs taken early this morning. The extensive lighting system is being installed and tested before the fine adjustments are made and the system is placed on a permanent schedule. The temple will serve Church members living in northeast Davis County.

Breathtaking Sunset at the Layton Utah Temple

The Layton Utah Temple is more beautiful than ever with the recent additions of two spires, a spherical finial, and a gold-leafed fiberglass figure of the angel Moroni. The setting sun on another day at the construction site colored the sky in a dazzling combination of pinks, blues, yellows, and purples. The temple is one of seven currently under construction in the state with four more likely to begin construction this year or next.

Angel Moroni Placed on the Layton Utah Temple

A gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni was lifted into place and secured to the west spire of the Layton Utah Temple today. The bright gold shone in contrast to the wintry weather clouds around it. Although no announcement was made prior to the event, hundreds of onlookers gathered around the temple when it became apparent that Moroni would fly. The statue is a cast of Karl Quilter's sculpture.

West Spire Installed on the Layton Utah Temple

The first of two spires was set into place today on the west tower of the Layton Utah Temple. The west tower, which will support a statue of the angel Moroni, is exactly ten feet taller than the east tower. Stained glass installation continues while exterior lighting tests and adjustments are underway. A beautiful view of the temple is available from the east end of Oak Hills Drive looking west.

Layton Utah Temple Windows Feature the Cherry Blossom

While activity on the exterior of the Layton Utah Temple has been limited, a beautiful new sight is catching the attention of construction observers. Round stained-glass windows have been installed in the east and west towers, featuring prominent cherry blossoms. The cherry tree will be a theme carried throughout the temple in honor of the region's history of fruit production. The influence of these roots can be seen in the names used in the area including the neighboring community of Fruit Heights and the Kaysville campground and amusement park known as Cherry Hill.

Inset Panels Installed Between Windows of the Layton Utah Temple

On the north side of the Layton Utah Temple, ornamental inset panels are being installed between the rows of windows where the floor joists run for the upper levels. On the east side, new planter boxes have been built as part of the continued hardscaping, and the interior is a hive of activity where crews are engaged in a variety of tasks. The spires and angel Moroni statue that will top the two temple towers have not yet been delivered.

Snow Covers the Layton Utah Temple Site

A recent storm at the Layton Utah Temple blanketed the ground in fresh snow, creating a stunning wintry landscape around the holy edifice. Glass has been installed in most of the window openings, and plastic sheeting covers the rest so that interior work may progress. Many of the hard elements of the landscaping were installed before the snow arrived, and members are eagerly awaiting the installation of the two spires atop the towers.

Hardscaping the West Side of the Layton Utah Temple

Hard elements are being added to the west side of the Layton Utah Temple grounds including the concrete footings for a pair of planter boxes and an oblong water feature. The parking area at the northwest corner of the property has been paved, and curbing has been poured for the garden area at the southwest corner, which will separate the temple property from the residence next door with a beautifully landscaped buffer.

Autumn Arrives at the Layton Utah Temple Site

It was a stunning autumn scene at the Layton Utah Temple this week with the majestic snow-capped mountains and fall-colored trees on full display. Crews have paved portions of the parking lots on the east and south sides of the temple, and curbing is being poured on the west and north sides. The task of enclosing the building continues so that interior work may proceed with protection from the elements.

Progress on the Layton Utah Temple Grounds

The sun rises over the Wasatch Mountains in Davis County, creating a dramatic halo effect over the beautiful Layton Utah Temple. The most recent photographs show the progress being made on the temple grounds including curbing, walkways, and pavement in the parking areas and trees being planted in the parking lot islands and road verges. Temporary glass is being installed in the window openings to enclose the temple before winter.

The Sun Sets at the Layton Utah Temple Site

The setting sun sits low on the horizon at the Layton Utah Temple site where construction efforts are advancing inside and out. Glass has not yet been installed to enclose the interior, but framing of the rooms is progressing and most of the window frames have been installed. Paving has begun in the parking lots, and the north plaza concrete has been waterproofed. Loads of building materials have been set on the roof for use inside.

Cladding of the Layton Utah Temple Completed

The installation of precast concrete panels on the exterior of the beautiful Layton Utah Temple has concluded. Metal spires are planned for the double towers that sit over the east and west ends of the building. A small opening for a door can been seen on the east side of the west tower, which will provide access to the roof. The temple is one of two under construction in Davis County—the other being the Syracuse Utah Temple.

East Steeple Clad on the Layton Utah Temple

The Layton Utah Temple construction site is buzzing with activity on the interior, exterior, and grounds of the project. Landscape structures have been poured for the north plaza, and curbing is in place for the east and south parking areas while lamp post and fence post installation is underway. Cladding of the exterior continues with work wrapping up on the east steeple and turning to the west. A water feature is planned for the west side of the building near the entrance.

Excavation for North Plaza at the Layton Utah Temple

On the north side of the Layton Utah Temple, excavation has been carried out for several landscape structures along Oak Hills Drive. Work on the parking areas east and south of the temple are making visible progress including fresh curbing around the parking lot islands that will be planted with trees. Concrete panels have been attached to the main body of the temple and work has started on the west steeple.

Landscaping Begins at the Layton Utah Temple Site

A recent series of aerial photographs taken of the Layton Utah Temple site shows the beginnings of landscaping efforts across the grounds. Trees that have been planted along the sidewalk and around the fenced edges of the property. Curbing has been poured for the parking area on the south side of the building, and preparations have started on the east side. Cladding of the main body of the temple in precast panels is nearing completion, which will leave only the towers unclad.

Cladding of the Layton Utah Temple Moving Along Swiftly

Over the past two months, the north and south walls of the Layton Utah Temple have been covered in beautifully crafted precast panels that have wrapped around to the west end. Just behind the stone walls, window frames are being installed and framing of the many interior rooms is progressing. Dozens of potted trees stand in orderly rows at the west side of the property awaiting the time that they will be planted.

Tower Frames Installed Atop the Layton Utah Temple

Construction of the Layton Utah Temple reached an important milestone last week with the completion of the steel framing for the east and west towers. The taller west tower that sits over the temple entrance was completed first, followed immediately by framing for the east tower. The heaven-pointing structures will later be clad in precast panels and capped with tapering spires.

Framing Started for the West Tower of the Layton Utah Temple

The first section of framing for the west tower of the Layton Utah Temple has been secured to the top of the building. The frame was assembled on site in a staging area and then lifted by a 550-ton crane to its final position. Stone cladding continues to be attached to the north side of the temple including the cornice pieces at the top of the wall.

Cladding the North Side of the Layton Utah Temple

Panel installers at the Layton Utah Temple are making quick work of attaching precast concrete stone to the north side of the building, featuring three-story arches between sturdy pilasters that will eventually hold custom stained-glass windows. Framing of the interior rooms is well underway, and damp proofing of the concrete exterior walls continues. A concrete-block grounds building is also under construction.

Installation of the Layton Utah Temple Walls Panels Underway

The first precast stone wall panels were installed today along the base of the north side of the Layton Utah Temple near the east end. These first panels have been cast as pilasters that will separate the columns of windows running the length of the temple's north and south sides. A crane is used to lift the hefty objects from the beds of trucks to the structural frame of the temple.

Precast Wall Panels Arriving at the Layton Utah Temple

Deliveries of precast wall panels began to arrive this week at the Layton Utah Temple construction site. Each panel is engineered and cast for a specific location on the exterior of the temple, featuring texture and ornamentation that exhibits elements of the overall design. The concrete exterior walls are currently being covered in a dark-blue damp-proof membrane that will help protect the building from moisture problems.

Layton Utah Temple Grand Staircase

An aerial view of the Layton Utah Temple shows two sets of side-by-side switchback staircases that bisect the north side of the building to form the temple's grand staircase. Work continues on constructing the extra-tall third floor where important ordinance spaces will be located. The concrete walls on the west end are nearly completed, and steel framing is progressing at the center of the floor.

An Aerial Update on the Layton Utah Temple

A series of beautiful aerial photographs of the Layton Utah Temple shows the progress being made on the third floor. On the west side of the temple, the lower sections of the concrete corner walls have been poured, and reinforcing steel is being set for the upper sections. On the east side, forms are in place at the northeast corner, and rebar has been set at the southeast corner. Structural steel framing is making an appearance on the concrete floor slab.

Layton Utah Temple Reaches the Third Floor

The concrete corner walls and structural steel beams for the Layton Utah Temple have reached the third and final floor of the building. The walls poured at the northwest corner have openings for the arched windows that will be featured on that level. Forms have placed for the walls at the southwest corner, and the floor deck has been installed.