Temple Advancements in 2016
In 2016, six temples were dedicated in Provo, Sapporo, Philadelphia, Fort Collins, Star Valley, and Hartford with two temples rededicated in Suva and Freiberg. Ground was broken for four temples in Kinshasa, Barranquilla, Durban, and Winnipeg. And four new temples were announced for Quito, Harare, Belém, and Lima.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Architectural Details
A supplemental virtual tour produced for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple explores the inspiration behind the architectural details of this exquisite building, which pays homage to both American and Church history. The temple was recently dedicated on September 18.
President Henry B. Eyring Dedicates the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
"It's a wonderful moment in the dedication of this temple," said President Henry B. Eyring at the cornerstone ceremony for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple. "There is a stone prepared for us now to seal…it's symbolic of the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Chief Cornerstone of the Church." The beautiful 61,000-square-foot temple, located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, will serve more than 40,000 Church members.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Open House Concludes
Today is the final day of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple open house. The temple will be closed over the next week as it is cleaned and prepared for dedication on Sunday, September 18. A youth cultural celebration will be held the evening prior at the Liacouras Center.
Virtual Tour of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
In just five days, the general public will be greeted at the new Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple during its month-long open house. For those who are unable to travel to Philly or who simply wish to preview the building, a lovely virtual tour has been created highlighting numerous interior and exterior features. The temple will close to the public after its dedication on September 18.
See Inside the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting the public to tour the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple from August 10 through September 9 in an official news release featuring interior photographs. Make your reservation.
Neighbors Tour the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
Preliminary tours have begun at the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple including a recent tour conducted for neighbors. The general public is invited to tour the temple August 10–September 9, 2016.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Grounds
The beautiful grounds and well-defined garden areas for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, featuring numerous Japanese maples, are now completed. The public open house for the temple begins in just one month on August 10, 2016, and continues through September 9.
Over 40,000 Guests Plan to Tour Philadelphia Temple Thus Far
Reservations to tour the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple continue to climb with over 40,000 spots already taken. The public has the opportunity to see the inside of the temple from August 10 through September 9 before it is formally dedicated. Guests are encouraged to make a free reservation.
Philadelphia's Logan Square
Standing across from iconic Logan Square in Center City, Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple is a breathtaking addition to this downtown historic district. The public open house for the temple begins in just two months. Obtain free open house tickets online.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Plaza
The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple grounds will feature an enchanting entrance plaza with granite-faced garden areas containing a variety of flowers and trees including Japanese maples. Dark granite pavers and beautiful aged bronze entrance doors were recently installed.
Free Reservations Available for Philadelphia Temple Open House
Members of the public wishing to tour the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple during its open house from August 10 through September 9 can now make their free reservations using the online reservation system.
Open House Reservations Available May 23
Free tickets for the open house of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple will be made available through an online reservation system beginning Monday, May 23. The interior of the temple is complete, and furniture is being delivered. Work is progressing on the exterior plaza.
A Temple in Center City, Philadelphia
The new sky-scraping Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple towers over I-676 near the Ben Franklin Parkway in Center City, Philadelphia. Inspired by Colonial architecture, the temple will open to the public from August 10 through September 9, 2016.
Trees Planted at Philadelphia Temple Grounds
A stand of deep red trees now beautify the grounds of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, where landscaping progress continues.
Copper Steeple Added to Meetinghouse Next to Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
A milestone has been met in Philadelphia where a quartet of Church buildings are under construction including the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, a red brick meetinghouse and visitors' center, a high-rise residential tower, and a low-profile services building. The meetinghouse received its steeple, clad in a beautiful, shiny copper. The public will have an opportunity to tour the temple beginning in August.
Philadelphia Pennsylania Temple Open House Dates Adjusted
A change has been made to the public open house for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, which will now begin on Wednesday, August 10, (five days later than previously announced) and continue through Friday, September 9. The dedication remains on the September 18.
Lighting Tests Continue at Philadelphia Temple
Exterior lighting is now being tested for both steeples and the exquisitely detailed cornice at the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, which will be dedicated this September. The public open house is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Complex Progress
All of the buildings at the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple complex are clearly visible in new photographs taken from a parking facility across the street. With the recent attachment of the inscription stones to the east side of the temple, the granite exterior is now complete.
Philadelphia Temple Exterior Almost Finished
The exterior of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple will be completed in the next week or two, as the final granite, roofing, and lighting items are attached. Seating and lockers are being installed inside, which should be furnished by May. Landscaping will be tackled in the spring.
Open House Announced for the Philadelphia Temple
The public open house for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple will begin on Wednesday, August 10, and conclude on Friday, September 9, 2016. The weekend of the cultural celebration and dedication will coincide with the 229th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.
Philadelphia Temple Steeple Lighting
Philadelphia's city lights are seeing a new addition with the construction of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple. Lighting tests have started on the west steeple as scaffolding is removed from the east steeple—recently capped by Moroni.
Angel Moroni Added to the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
The angel Moroni statue was placed atop the eastern spire of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple today. View the video. Work progresses on the interior of the building, which is expected to be completed in the latter half of 2016.
West Tower of Philadelphia Temple
The west tower of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple was revealed on Friday when scaffolding was removed.
Spire Added to West Tower of Philadelphia Temple
Today the spire was added to the west tower of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple. The spire for the east tower is also on site and will be installed soon. Construction of the temple is expected to be completed in the latter half of 2016.
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple Spire Awaiting Installation Atop East Tower
New photographs from the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple construction site show that the spire for the east tower is on site and being faced with stone cladding. The rod protruding from the spire cap will be used to support a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni standing atop a sphere. The west tower will feature a sphere topped with a finial. Progress is also shown on the meetinghouse and residential tower across the street.
Cornice Lighting Turned on at Philadelphia Temple
Exterior lighting beautifully accents the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple cornice. Just across the expressway, Pope Francis attended mass today at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in conjunction with the World Meeting of Families.
Granite Work Moves Up the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple
Scaffolding now surrounds both towers of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple as the attachment of granite moves ever higher. Across from the temple, a 24,000-square-foot meetinghouse and 32-story residential tower are rising.
Philadelphia Temple Update
At the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, granite has been attached up to the cornice and work progresses on the cornice roof, parapet, and towers. The completion of granite is expected by the end of November. Inside, painting and trim is moving along and the light fixtures are installed. Work has begun on an outdoor plaza.
Structural Steel Framing for Philadelphia Meetinghouse
The steel skeleton of the meetinghouse that stands across from the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple is rising while substructure walls are poured for the high-rise residential tower next door. Work continues on the temple proper where windows have been installed in the towers.