Monument Signs Installed for the Mendoza Argentina Temple
Two monument signs have been installed on the grounds of the Mendoza Argentina Temple. One is attached to the curved retaining wall below the entrance plaza and the other is a freestanding sign at the vehicle entrance to the property. Beautiful royal palms line the entrance to the temple and are thriving in the summer heat that has arrived in Argentina. Crews are working quickly to finish up construction on the project.
An Aerial View of the Pago Pago American Samoa Temple
A recent aerial view of the Pago Pago American Samoa Temple site shows a slice of the village of Tafuna with the Central stake center and temple at the middle of the photograph and the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean in the background. Framing has begun for the pitched roof that will sit over the front center section of the building behind the portico. The temple has been under construction for just over 25 months.
Cladding Progress of the Farmington New Mexico Temple Steeple
Stone cladding of the Farmington New Mexico Temple steeple is progressing quickly. Panels have been attached to the majority of the spire while work continues on the pedestal and mechanical level walls. The face of front portico has yet to be clad as well. On the grounds, large portions of the hardscape have been installed, and some planting of trees and plants has taken place. Construction has been underway for over 19 months.
A View of the Auckland New Zealand Temple from Great South Road
The Auckland New Zealand Temple is an impressive sight from Great South Road, which lies about a quarter of a mile (400 meters) to the east. Stone cladding is steadily moving up the west face of the temple toward the base of the steeple. Stained-glass windows have been shipped and will be installed in the coming weeks. The temple stands on a hill between a stake center and the New Zealand Missionary Training Center.
Construction Barrier Removed from the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple Site
Scaffolding has been fully removed from the completed exterior of the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple. The construction barrier has also been removed, being replaced with an orange safety fence in front of the permanent ornamental fence. In front of the main entrance, a tiered outdoor fountain has been installed as the focal feature of the entrance plaza. Landscaping and interior work are drawing closer to completion.
Steeple Dome Clad on the Antofagasta Chile Temple
Cladding has been attached to the dome of the Antofagasta Chile Temple steeple, bringing the exterior of the building closer to completion. There are two dedicated temples in Chile—the Santiago Chile Temple (1983) and the Concepción Chile Temple (2018). Antofagasta's temple will be the country's third, and plans have been announced for two additional temples—the Santiago West Chile Temple and the Viña del Mar Chile Temple.
McKinney Texas Temple Name and Location Announced
A name change and location has been released for the temple announced for Prosper, Texas, at the October 2022 General Conference. The temple will be named the McKinney Texas Temple, and it will be constructed on an 8.16-acre site on Stacy Road in Fairview next the meetinghouse where the Fairview Ward, Allen 2nd Ward, and Allen 7th Ward meet. Plans call for a multi-story temple of approximately 44,000 square feet. It will be the eighth temple built in Texas.
All Stages of Exterior Work Underway for the Smithfield Utah Temple
Framing, sheathing, damp proofing, cladding—it's all happening at the Smithfield Utah Temple site. Construction began 18 months ago with excavation for the foundation and forming for the footings. Concrete work was carried out over the next year for the foundation and shear walls, starting on the south end and finishing up on the north end last month. In the meantime, steel framing, sheathing, and damp proofing got underway. The frame for the front steeple is in place and framing has begun for the rear steeple. Several weeks ago, stone cladding began to appear at the southwest corner.
Exterior of the Salvador Brazil Temple Completed
Scaffolding has been fully removed from the completed exterior of the Salvador Brazil Temple. Cladding of the sacred structure began well over a year ago and proved to be no easy task. The curved lines and abundant architectural detail required a high level of skill and precision from the crew who beautifully executed the stonework. Much of the interior and landscaping around the temple has also been completed.
Lighting Added to the Dome of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple
Nighttime lighting of the Deseret Peak Utah Temple now illuminates the entire building, including its distinctive copper-colored dome. The three-story temple, located in Tooele, has been under construction for about two-and-a-half years. The temple shares a core plan with two other temples in Utah: the soon-to-be-dedicated Orem Utah Temple and the nearly completed Taylorsville Utah Temple.
Removing Scaffolding from the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple Tower
Scaffolding is being removed from the newly clad steeple of the San Pedro Sula Honduras Temple. It is the second temple to be constructed in the country of Honduras where members are organized into 31 stakes and 5 districts. Three other temples are under construction in Central America including the Cobán Guatemala Temple, the Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple, and the Managua Nicaragua Temple.
Scaffolding Removed from the North Spires of the Salt Lake Temple
Scaffolding has been removed from the two spires on the north side of the Salt Lake Temple, revealing the beautifully restored granite stones that have returned to the spires and secured to the new internal structural caps. Forming for the transfer beam on the west end of the temple foundation is nearly finished, and the visitor and entrance pavilions continue to rise. Inside the temple, restoration work is underway on plaster moldings and medallions. At the northwest corner of Temple Square, the new facilities and landscaping are nearing completion.
Festival of Lights Begins at the Washington D.C. Temple
"As we turn the lights on to illuminate these beautiful grounds, I want everyone to know that I believe with all my heart and soul that Jesus Christ came to earth to be the light in the world," said Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the lighting of the 2023 Washington D.C. Temple Festival of Lights. He was joined by the Philippines Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission Mr. Jaime Ramon T. Ascalon, Jr. In addition to seeing more than 400,000 Christmas lights, visitors will see Nativity créches, international Christmas tree decorations, and nightly holiday performances. Entrance and parking are free, and no tickets are required.
A Wintery Day at the Lindon Utah Temple
Blankets of snow have settled over the foothills and grounds surrounding the Lindon Utah Temple. On the west side of the building, granite cladding has reached the top of the main level, and on the east side, cladding has begun along the base. Sheathing of the north portico and framing of the south portico have been completed. Window frame installation is progressing in the rectangular openings.
Curbing Installed at the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple Site
Hardscape installation has begun at the Willamette Valley Oregon Temple site where concrete curbing for the parking areas has been poured and cured. The main floor walls for the temple have been formed, and the upper walls will soon follow, rising from the center of the building. The joints in the insulated concrete forms are being sealed, leaving a brick pattern of dark lines.
Enclosing the Ephraim Utah Temple
With winter fast approaching, glass is being installed in the window openings of the Ephraim Utah Temple to enclose the structure and allow work to progress on the interior. Sheathing boards continue to be attached to the exterior studs, and a dark sealant is being applied. Materials are being staged on the roof where they are more accessible to the crews. Work has begun on manufacturing the domes that will top the steeples.
Exterior Lighting of the Mendoza Argentina Temple
Testing of the architectural lighting system for the Mendoza Argentina Temple began last week. As the sun set behind the Andes Mountains, the clouds turned a beautiful shade of pink, and the accent lighting began to glow. Lamp posts that stand on the grounds were also turned on, providing light to the parking areas and along walkways. The temple will reach its three-year groundbreaking anniversary in three weeks.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple
Elder Benjamin M. Z. Tai, president of the Asia Area, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Kaohsiung Taiwan Temple on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Approximately 500 Church members and friends, including the mayor of Niaosong District, attended the event on site while many others participated by broadcast. Since the Taipei Taiwan Temple was dedicated in 1984, members in the region have held monthly excursions, taking tour buses on full-day trips to participate in temple ordinances. Elder Tai honored the "remarkable legacy of faith and dedication" by these Church pioneers who "at great personal sacrifice, helped to establish the Church here in southern Taiwan." The 10,900-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 1.26-acre site next to the stake center for the Kaohsiung Taiwan North Stake. It is the second temple to be built in Taiwan.
Preparing to Pour the Main Floor Slab for the Montpelier Idaho Temple
Crews are laying and tying rebar at the Montpelier Idaho Temple in preparation for the main level concrete floor slab. Heavy framing for the temple continues including the installation of staircases. House wrap is being attached to the distribution center building, which has already been framed and sheathed. The construction team was recently treated to a thank-you luncheon organized by the construction missionary couple.
A Photographic Tour of the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple Site
Newly submitted photographs of the Phnom Penh Cambodia Temple offer viewers a glimpse of all sides of the sacred structure. The accompanying photograph shows the entrance side of the north-facing temple, including the arched opening of the portico that is visible through the scaffolding. Window frames are being installed in the temple and covered with plastic sheeting while the concrete walls are being coated with a sealer. Structural framing for the multistory ancillary building is in place, and the front side has been plastered.
Exterior Progress at the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple Site
Recently poured concrete curbing and walkways can be seen from the rear corner of the Bahía Blanca Argentina Temple site where construction continues on the temple and accommodation center. Cladding has been secured along the northeast wall of the temple, and the plastered brick walls of the ancillary building are being coated in white. Work is also progressing at various stages on the interiors of the buildings.
A Closer Look at the Bengaluru India Temple
Architects for the Bengaluru India Temple and annex building took full advantage of the 1.62-acre lot where the multistory buildings are being constructed. The concrete frame for the temple looms over Whitefield Main Road with an appropriately sized setback that will feature beautiful flowerbeds. The annex building sits directly behind the temple with only a few feet separating the temple from the annex portico. Trees and gardens are planned for the rooftop courtyards of the annex.
Foundation Work for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple
At the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple site, a temporary electric service pole has been installed next to a group of fenced trailers and containers supporting the construction of the temple. A safety fence surrounds the excavation pit at the back side of the lot where work on the foundation is progressing. The property is located south of Hospital Libertas on Rua Professor Jose Vieira de Mendonça. The groundbreaking was held in June.
João Pessoa Brazil Temple Site Location Announced
The location of the João Pessoa Brazil Temple was announced today. The 18,850-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 3.9-acre site located at the intersection of Rua Paulino Pinto and Avenida Ministro José Américo de Almeida in the Cabo Branco neighborhood of João Pessoa—a port city located about 75 miles north of Recife. No exterior rendering has been released, and no groundbreaking date has been announced.
Location Announced for the Toluca Mexico Temple
A location has been announced for the Toluca Mexico Temple. This house of the Lord will be constructed on a 4.87-acre site located at the intersection of Calle Guadalupe Victoria and Calle Uruapan in the Colonia Las Jaras neighborhood of Metepec, a suburb southeast of Toluca. The single-story structure will be approximately 19,000 square feet. Plans to construct the temple were announced in the October 2022 General Conference.
Exterior Rendering Released for the Barcelona Spain Temple
An exterior rendering of the Barcelona Spain Temple has been released. The two-story, 27,500-square-foot building will be constructed on a 5.4-acre site at the intersection of Avinguda de la Vía Augusta and Avinguda de la Clota in Sant Cugat del Vallès, a suburb north of Barcelona. Plans also call for a 13,600-square-foot ancillary building housing a patron arrival center, patron accommodations, and a distribution center.
Open House and Rededication Dates for the Manti Utah Temple
Dates for the public open house and rededication of the renovated Manti Utah Temple have been announced. The public is invited to tour the historic house of the Lord from Thursday, March 14, through Friday, April 5, 2024, excluding Sundays. A media day for guests and journalists will be held on Monday, March 11, followed by three days of tours for invited guests. The temple will be rededicated on Sunday, April 21, 2024, and will be broadcast to all units in the Manti Utah Temple district.
President Holland to Rededicate the St. George Utah Temple
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced that Jeffrey R. Holland, Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, will rededicate the St. George Utah Temple in two sessions on Sunday, December 10, 2023. President Holland was born and raised in St. George. He was set apart as Acting President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles by President Russell M. Nelson on November 15, 2023, succeeding President M. Russell Ballard, who died on November 12, 2023.
Second Floor Walls for the Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple
With the first-floor walls in place for the Miraflores Guatemala City Guatemala Temple, crews are now setting concrete forms and reinforcing steel bar for the second-floor walls. The 30,000-square-foot temple will join the Guatemala City Guatemala Temple, dedicated in 1984, to serve members from eighteen stakes in Guatemala City and several additional stakes in the outlying region.
Indian Paintbrush Flowers Featured in the Casper Wyoming Temple
Nighttime exterior lighting for the Casper Wyoming Temple is fully operational, creating a beautiful scene for motorists traveling Wyoming Boulevard. The stained-glass windows feature depictions of the Indian Paintbrush flower—the state flower of Wyoming. Construction of the temple and accompanying ancillary building began over two years ago and is nearing completion.