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Sheathing the Steeple of the Mendoza Argentina Temple

Scaffolding has gone up around the steeple of the Mendoza Argentina Temple, which is being sheathed and damp proofed with the rest of the building. North of the temple, concrete bases have been poured for the lamp posts that will light the grounds and parking areas, and the walls of the arrival center are being plastered. Inside the buildings, framing and utility rough-ins have begun. A meetinghouse is under construction south of the temple.

Building the Mendoza Argentina Temple Arrival Center

A recent photograph of the Mendoza Argentina Temple site shows the progress being made on the large arrival center that sits north of the temple. The structural concrete for the building is in place, and work is underway on the roof. Sizeable porticos are featured at both the front and rear. On the south side of the temple, a meetinghouse is under construction.

Relief Society Sisters Visit the Mendoza Argentina Temple

Members of the Relief Society in the Líbano Ward of the San Juan Argentina Nuevo Cuyo Stake recently made the two-hour trip to visit the construction site of the Mendoza Argentina Temple following an inspirational Family History activity. The body of the building has been wrapped in a vapor barrier, and additional framing has been completed for the steeple. Framing for the interior rooms of the temple is also moving forward.

Double Rainbows Over the Mendoza Argentina Temple

The Mendoza Argentina Temple is captured in a new photograph sporting its recently installed steeple frame against a stunning double rainbow backdrop. The concrete-and-steel structure was constructed over the past 14 months with the help of a skyscraping tower crane. The buildings in the complex are positioned on the high side of the sloped property, creating a lovely view from below.

Damp Proofing the Mendoza Argentina Temple

Concrete forms have been set for the steeple pedestal of the Mendoza Argentina Temple while a vapor barrier is being affixed to the main exterior walls. The parapet has been poured and cured, and heavy framing is in place for the mechanical level. The temple is perched on a hillside in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, commanding a sweeping view of the Mendoza metropolitan area.

The Mendoza Argentina Temple Is Featured in the News

On a bright, sunny day in Las Heras, Argentina, a beautiful view of the rising Mendoza Argentina Temple was captured this week from Avenida Champagnat by a photographer for the media outlet Diario UNO. The article explains the importance of the temple to members in the region who have had to travel 380 miles (612 km) to the Córdoba Argentina Temple or cross the Andes to the Santiago Chile Temple. Forms and rebar are being set for the parapet, mechanical level, and tower base walls.

Additional Walls Poured for the Mendoza Argentina Temple

Argentina's fourth temple continues to rise in the country's fourth largest metropolitan area in the eastern foothills of the Andes Mountains. More concrete has been poured and cured for the structural walls of the Mendoza Argentina Temple, which will be approximately 21,000 square feet. For many years, the saints of Mendoza crossed the Andes to attend worship services in the Santiago Chile Temple.

Mendoza Argentina Temple Arrival Center

The exterior walls have been erected for the arrival center that sits on the north side of the Mendoza Argentina Temple. An underground extension can also be seen at the northeast corner of the building. South of the temple, a meetinghouse will be constructed for Sunday services, meetings, and weekday activities. Contractors are tying rebar for the exterior walls of the temple and have recently completed the frames for the portico arches.

Exterior Walls Rising for the Mendoza Argentina Temple

The majority of footings and foundation walls are in place for the Mendoza Argentina Temple, and work has begun on erecting the exterior walls using loads of scaffolding, reinforcing steel, and concrete forms. A variety of cranes are also being employed to carry out construction of the buildings including a large tower crane installed near the northeast corner of the temple.

Excavation Advancements at the Mendoza Argentina Temple

Both deep and shallow excavations are being carried out at the site for the Mendoza Argentina Temple where footings will support the foundations for the temple and its supporting buildings. Located in the foothills of the Andes mountains in the suburb of Las Heras, the temple site overlooks the expansive metropolitan area of Mendoza and its more than one million residents.

Excavating and Leveling the Mendoza Argentina Temple Site

For the past couple of months, the land acquired for the Mendoza Argentina Temple complex has been cleared, graded, and leveled while excavations for the building foundations have progressed. A local news outlet shared a story on the temple including a brief video that shows the heavy equipment in operation.

Site Preparation Underway for the Mendoza Argentina Temple

Heavy machinery at the Mendoza Argentina Temple site is preparing the ground for construction. Vegetation, rocks, and debris are being cleared while rough grading equipment contours the property. Excavation and leveling has begun for the temple and its auxiliary facilities. The temple will be the fourth constructed in Argentina. A fifth has been announced for Bahía Blanca.

Groundbreaking for Mendoza Argentina Temple Held in December

Elder Allen D. Haynie, first counselor in the South America South Area presidency, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mendoza Argentina Temple, which had been delayed by several weeks, on Thursday, December 17, 2020. In his remarks, he stated, "Everything in the temple teaches us about Christ and about His central role in God's plan for our happiness." The sacred structure will be built in the community of Las Heras on Avenida Champagnat along with a meetinghouse and patron housing. Sister Deborah Haynie, Elder Haynie's wife, directed her remarks to the youth. "Learn more about family history work for the next few years and fall in love with it. If you do that, when the temple’s doors open, you can help carry out ordinances on their behalf."

Construction Begins in November on the Mendoza Argentina Temple

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Mendoza Argentina Temple has been announced for November 2020. Church leaders will break ground under the leadership of Elder Allen D. Haynie of the South America South Area presidency. The 21,000-square-foot temple will be built along Avenida Champagnat in the community of Las Heras. Plans also call for a meetinghouse and patron housing to be constructed on site. Ground will be broken in the same month for both the Mendoza Argentina Temple and the Salta Argentina Temple.

Rendering and Location Released for the Mendoza Argentina Temple

A single-spire, classically proportioned design has been revealed for the 21,000-square-foot Mendoza Argentina Temple. Plans also call for a meetinghouse and patron housing facility to be constructed on site. Detailed plans are still being developed while project leaders work with government officials on the permitting process. The buildings will be constructed in the Champagnat neighborhood on the western edge of the beautiful suburb of Las Heras, a community that borders Mendoza to the north. No groundbreaking date has been announced yet.