More Stained Glass Installed in the Layton Utah Temple
On the north side of the Layton Utah Temple, stained-glass windows are being glazed behind thick panes of transparent glass. The temple's first stained-glass window was installed just over a year ago, and members are excited to see more being added. Work is currently focused on the interior. "As we touch the temple and love the temple, our lives will reflect our faith" (Thomas S. Monson).
Layton Utah Temple Will Serve Growing Population
The double towers of the Layton Utah Temple soar over the city's surrounding residential areas. The community sits along the beautiful Wasatch Front and is home to approximately 85,000 residents, making Layton the most populous city in Davis County. The temple was announced in April 2018, and construction began two years later in May 2020. Due to the winter weather, the majority of work is being carried out on the interior.
Casting Light on the Layton Utah Temple
The exterior lighting system for the Layton Utah Temple has been fully installed and tested. The stone cladding looks almost white under the beautiful brightness of the floodlighting. Two monument signs have been installed on the grounds—one outside the fence at the northwest corner and the other incorporated into the landscaping on the north side. A concrete staircase has been installed at the southwest corner of the property.
Pavers Installed Around the Layton Utah Temple Water Feature
The installation of pavers is almost finished around the water feature at the Layton Utah Temple entrance. Lamp posts and floodlighting poles stand on concrete bases next to the walkways, and irrigation lines have been run to the circular flower pots on the porch and entrance plaza. The softscape is also progressing with most of the east, south, and west sides planted. Grass sod and mulch are filling in the garden spaces.
Ornamental Fence Installation Progressing at the Layton Utah Temple
More posts and metal pickets for the ornamental fence that surrounds the Layton Utah Temple grounds are being installed along the north and west sides of the property. The concrete pedestal for the monument sign is in place, and the construction trailers have been removed to accommodate the growing landscaping. Plenty of work remains on the interior of the temple.
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.