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Preparing a Visitors' Trailer for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple

A trailer has been parked outside the construction fence at the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple site that is being prepared as a visitors' trailer. Until now, construction activity has been difficult to observe, but the trailer offers an observation ramp that allows guests to watch the construction activity while staying outside the fence. Heavy equipment on site continues the foundation and utility work that is underway.

Building the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple Foundation

Large mounds of dirt have appeared at the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple site where rough grading and excavation for the foundation are moving forward. A pile driver will insert columns into the ground to support the foundation from the harder soil or strata beneath. The temple is located north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township, which was named for the wild cranberries that once grew along the banks of Brush Creek.

Clearing and Grading the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple Site

Construction trailers have been set up at the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple site where heavy machinery is clearing vegetation and rough grading the property ahead of foundation work. The temple will rise among the rolling hills of Cranberry Township, north of Pittsburgh, placing it a little closer to members living in Northeast Ohio. Pittsburgh is known as "the Steel City" and the "City of Bridges" for its nearly 450 bridges.

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony

"Brothers and sisters, I know you will make this temple, and more importantly Jesus Christ, the center of your lives," said Elder Randall K. Bennett of the Quorum of the Seventy who presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple on Saturday, August 21, 2021. The 32,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 5.8-acre site at 2093 Powell Road in Pennsylvania’s Cranberry Township behind the stake center for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania North Stake. In his dedicatory prayer, Elder Bennett prayed, "Please let today’s groundbreaking also be a day of emotional and spiritual building in our own lives and families."

August Groundbreaking Announced for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple

Elder Randall K. Bennett, North America Northeast Area president, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple on Saturday, August 21, 2021. The temple will be constructed on a 5.8-acre parcel at 2093 Powell Road in Cranberry Township next to the stake center for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania North Stake. The single-story building will be about 32,000 square feet. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only, but photographs and video will be published on the Church newsroom website following the services.

Location and Rendering Released for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple

The location of the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple has been announced as a 5.8-acre site at 2093 Powell Road in Cranberry Township just south of the stake center for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania North Stake. An official rendering has also been released. The single-story temple will be approximately 32,000 square feet with a center spire. Project leaders are working with City officials on preliminary plans and will soon file public documents. No groundbreaking date has been set yet.