Davao Philippines Temple Steeple Walls Constructed
The Davao Philippines Temple has reached new heights. The steeple walls have been constructed on the east end of the building over the front entrance. The window openings on the north show the pattern that is followed of having rectangular windows on the main level and arched windows on the upper level. Construction of the temple began almost two and a half years ago.
Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple Groundbreaking
Groundbreaking services for the Port Moresby Papua New Guinea Temple will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Elder Peter F. Meurs, General Authority Seventy and first counselor in the Pacific Area presidency, will preside at the event. The 9,550-square-foot temple will be built on Muniogo Crescent in the Badili neighborhood on a site overlooking Walter Bay where a meetinghouse previously stood. An ancillary building with housing and distribution services will also be constructed.
Groundbreaking Announced for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple
Elder Juan A. Uceda, second counselor in the Brazil Area presidency, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple on Saturday, June 17, 2023. The 26,884-square-foot temple will be constructed on an 11.9-acre site located on Rua Professor José Vieira de Mendonça in the Engenho Nogueira neighborhood of Belo Horizonte. It is the first temple to be built in the state of Minas Gerais.
Exterior Rendering Released for the Cody Wyoming Temple
The official exterior rendering for the Cody Wyoming Temple has been released to the public. The 9,950-square-foot building will be constructed on a field located northwest of Skyline Drive and Cody Canal in Cody. The temple will feature a multi-tiered steeple capped with a gold pyramidal spire. It follows the same core plan as the Casper Wyoming Temple, currently under construction.
Grounbreaking Rescheduled for the Port Vila Vanuatu Temple
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Port Vila Vanuatu Temple has been rescheduled for Saturday, April 8, 2023. The event had been previously scheduled for March 4, but it was postponed due to the impact of Cyclones Judy and Kevin. The 10,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on the 1.62-acre site of the Blacksands meetinghouse.
Bangkok Thailand Temple Open House and Dedication Announced
The public open house for the Bangkok Thailand Temple has been announced for Friday, September 1 through Saturday, September 16, 2023, with no tours held on Sundays. Elder Ronald A. Rasband of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will dedicate the temple on Sunday, October 22, in two sessions broadcast to all units in the temple district held at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. A media day will precede the public portion of the open house on Monday, August 28, followed by three days of tours for invited guests.
Sheathing the Exterior of the Grand Junction Colorado Temple
Yellow sheathing boards are being attached to the steel frame of the Grand Junction Colorado Temple. The fiberglass-faced gypsum provides superior mold and moisture resistance to paper-faced boards. Interior framing and light framing of the exterior continues. The temple has been under construction for nearly a year. It sits at a beautiful location at the roundabout intersection of Horizon Dr and N 12th St.
Stone Cladding of the Burley Idaho Temple Underway
Exterior cladding of the Burley Idaho Temple has begun at the northwest corner of the building. The cladding is installed using vertical brackets that are bolted through the sheathing boards to the steel studs underneath. Interior framing, sheathing, damp proofing, and cladding are all in progress. Transparent glass is being installed in some of the window openings.
The Glory of God on Display at the Red Cliffs Utah Temple
A richly vivid rainbow materialized over the Red Cliffs Utah Temple this week under the warming tones of the golden hour. When God established His covenant with Noah, he said: "And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you" (Genesis 9:14-15). The rainbow is suggestive of the sacred covenants that will be made in this House of the Lord once it is dedicated.
Foundation Constructed for the Elko Nevada Temple
Motorists traveling Ruby Vista Drive can catch a glimpse of the concrete foundation for the Elko Nevada Temple. A recent image of the property shows the foundation perched on a snow-covered mound, rising above the chain-link construction fence. Once building modules arrive, they will be secured to the foundation using the mounting plates that are embedded in the concrete. Construction formally began 10½ months ago.
Landscaping the Urdaneta Philippines Temple Grounds
Landscapers are breathing life into the grounds of the Urdaneta Philippines Temple with a beautiful mix of trees, plants, and flowers that are being planted inside and outside the main fence that extends along the highway. Grass sod has been laid in the lawn areas, and pavers stones have been placed in the entrance plaza. Construction of the temple has been underway for 50 months. Work is expected to wrap up later this year.
Salt Lake Temple Renovation Completion Projected for 2026
A new estimate of 2026 has been released for completion of the Salt Lake Temple renovation. On March 7, crews poured the concrete footing for the first base isolator, which is anticipated to be inserted under the temple next month. Concrete slabs surround the excavated foundation to provide a level working surface for crews who are assembling steel cages for the reinforced footings that will be installed there. Base isolators will sit on these new footings. The new facilities and landscaping underway at the northwest corner of Temple Square are expected to be completed this fall. Work will then move to the southwest corner where the Assembly Hall stands. The Lion House is scheduled to close for renovation the weekend after general conference on April 8, 2023.
Framing the Upper Structure for the Casper Wyoming Temple
Steel framing is rising for the upper walls and steeple of the Casper Wyoming Temple. Local members are excited to see the progress being made on the building. A full year passed between the October 2021 groundbreaking and the installation of the prefabricated modules that were secured to the foundation. Now the temple is growing taller and being clad in beautiful precast panels.
Flowers Planted on the McAllen Texas Temple Grounds
The grounds of the McAllen Texas Temple are looking pristine. A row of soft pink and purple flowers brighten the front flowerbed and seem to point the way to the temple. The exterior of the building is a striking example of the beauty and character that can be achieved with precast concrete paneling. Construction of the building began 28 months ago and is nearing completion.
Missionary Couple Arrives to Oversee the Harare Zimbabwe Temple
A new missionary couple from Cache Valley in Northern Utah arrived in Harare this month to oversee the construction of the Harare Zimbabwe Temple to completion. Elder and Sister Anderson are thrilled to be serving the Saints of Zimbabwe, preparing them for the day when they will become temple workers and patrons. The major structural components for the temple are in place, and more detailed work is underway.
Concrete Superstructure for the Bengaluru India Temple Rises
New photographs of the Bengaluru India Temple project provide a bird's-eye view of the rising concrete superstructures for the temple and multipurpose facility. The first two floors of the temple have been constructed, and the first four floors of the large multipurpose facility are in place. The temple sits at the front of the lot facing the street, just one block from a new metro station that will begin operation in a few weeks.
Nairobi Kenya Temple Construction Signage
Construction signage at the Nairobi Kenya Temple provides details on the companies and organizations involved in the project including the developer, architects, surveyors, engineers, and subcontractors. Scaffolding surrounds the steeple frame, which has yet to be sheathed and clad. The temple and an adjoining multipurpose facility have been under construction for the last 18 months.
Location Announced for the Huehuetenango Guatemala Temple
The site for the Huehuetenango Guatemala Temple has been announced as a long, narrow parcel located across from the Barrio Sión (Zion Ward) meetinghouse at 18 Avenida, Zona 4, El Terrero in Huehuetenango. Plans call for a single-story building of approximately 10,787 square feet. It will be the fifth temple constructed in Guatemala.
Exterior Rendering Released for the Tampa Florida Temple
An official exterior rendering of the Tampa Florida Temple has been released to the public. The 30,000-square-foot building will be constructed on a 16.2-acre site adjacent to an existing meetinghouse at 4806 Bell Shoals Road in Valrico. Plans to construct the temple were announced by President Russell M. Nelson on April 3, 2022. It will be the fourth temple constructed in the state.
Feather River California Temple Open House and Dedication
The First Presidency has announced the opening dates for the Feather River California Temple. The public open house will be held Saturday, August 19, through Saturday, September 9, 2023, with no tours held on Sundays. Elder Ulisses Soares of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will dedicate the temple in two sessions on Sunday, October 8, at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Both sessions will be broadcast to all units in the temple district. A media day will kick off the open house on Tuesday, August 15, followed by tours for invited guests from Wednesday, August 16, through Friday, August 18, 2023.
First Look at the Richmond Virginia Temple Interior
Interior photographs and a video tour of the Richmond Virginia Temple have been released today in conjunction with the media day for the open house. "The temple isn't just the Church of Jesus Christ's temple. It's Virginia's temple," said local member Ashlee Stettler. "You'll feel a sense of Virginia and a sense of community. You'll feel like it's yours." The temple design reflects a blend of Georgian, Federal, and Jeffersonian architecture. The foyer gives a nod to Jeffersonian motifs in the vibrant area rug that features a octagon pattern—true to the period—with Virginia's state flower, the dogwood blossom. A one hundred-year-old repurposed art glass of Jesus with His sheep has been incorporated in the panel behind the welcome desk.
Major Advancements on the Cobán Guatemala Temple
Hundreds of potted plants sit in tidy rows on the property just north of the Cobán Guatemala Temple, ready to become part of the formal grounds. Shiny sheet metal has been attached to the frame for the cupola, which is topped with a lantern and finial assembly. Moldings are being attached at the top of the exterior walls, and the concrete core and footing for the monument sign have been installed near the street.
Construction of the Bangkok Thailand Temple Completed
Watch a soothing two-minute video of the recently completed Bangkok Thailand Temple set to the tune of "I Love to See the Temple." The temple has been turned over to the Church, and members are looking forward to an announcement of the open house and dedication dates. It is the first temple to be constructed in mainland Southeast Asia.
Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Open House Reservations
Those wishing to tour the interior of the beautiful Saratoga Springs Utah Temple can now make free reservations online. The public open house begins Saturday, April 15, and continues every day through Saturday, July 8, except for Sundays. Tour times are from 9:00 a.m. to 7:55 p.m. The open house experience is available to all ages and lasts about an hour, including a short video and walking tour of the temple. Modest dress and comfortable shoes are recommended.
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).
Building the Neiafu Tonga Temple on a Firm Foundation
The Neiafu Tonga Temple continues to rise just north of the entrance to Saineha High School. Because a proper foundation for the temple was so important, the first and second foundations were dismantled. Members applied the situation to their own lives, emphasizing the importance of building a life on a foundation of Jesus Christ and His gospel. Concrete columns and block walls are now rising on a solid foundation.
Manti Utah Temple Annex Entrance Revealed
The recently completed masonry work on the new entrance to the Manti Utah Temple annex has been uncovered. The structure was finished to complement the design of the historic temple with a battlement-style parapet and an arched doorway cased in stone with a central keystone. The 135-year-old building has been undergoing renovation for about 18 months.
Location Announced for the Cody Wyoming Temple
The site selected for the Cody Wyoming Temple has been announced by the First Presidency. The 9,950-square-foot temple will be constructed on an empty parcel located northwest of Skyline Drive and Cody Canal near Olive Glenn Golf Club. The property will be visible from the North Fork Highway that connects Cody to Yellowstone National Park. The temple will be the third constructed in the state, joining the Star Valley Wyoming Temple and the Casper Wyoming Temple (currently under construction).
Moses Lake Washington Temple Open House and Dedication Announced
The First Presidency has released the dates for the open house and dedication of the Moses Lake Washington Temple. The open house will begin with a media day on Monday, July 31, followed by tours for invited guests over the next three days. The general public is invited to tour the building from Friday, August 4, through Saturday, August 19, 2023, with no tours are held on Sundays. Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the dedication on Sunday, September 17, in two sessions held at 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Both sessions will be broadcast to all units in the temple district.
Puebla Mexico Temple Monument Sign Completed
The beautiful monument sign that sits on the front lawn of the Puebla Mexico Temple grounds has been completed. The sign features a prominent bell curve, similar in shape to the curves seen in the steeple pedestal. The flowerbed around the sign will be planted with a colorful variety of fresh plants and flowers. The first temple president and matron of the temple have been called: President Francisco Javier Bravo Moises and Sister Luz María Garza Davila de Bravo.