Concrete Frame for Praia Cabo Verde Temple
The concrete frame for the Praia Cabo Verde Temple has been poured and cured, and the crew is now setting concrete blocks to form the exterior walls of the building. While those supporting walls are constructed, metal posts are being used to hold the weight of the ceiling. A wing on the west side of the temple is visible in the accompanying photograph.
Work Resumes on the Praia Cabo Verde Temple
Construction on the Praia Cabo Verde Temple was temporarily suspended following the implementation of a national State of Emergency by the Government of Cabo Verde on March 28, 2020. The emergency order was lifted for the island of Santiago, where Praia is located, two months later on May 29. Work on the temple has now resumed with the construction of structural support for the main level of the temple.
Setting Forms for the Praia Cabo Verde Temple Foundation
Construction crews are setting concrete forms around the bands of rebar located atop the footings for the Praia Cabo Verde Temple foundation. At the center of the building, where the baptismal font will be located, preparations for more complex concrete work are underway. Soil platforms were created for the buildings that will be retained with short block walls and ornamental fencing. Foundation work has not yet started for the meetinghouse.
Footings Poured for the Praia Cabo Verde Temple
At the construction site for the Praia Cabo Verde Temple, footings have been poured over piles, and rebar is being set for the foundation of the building. On the east side of the property, much of the staircase has been constructed near the plot for the meetinghouse. Construction has been underway for just over nine months.
Concrete Work at the Praia Cabo Verde Temple
Crews are preparing for concrete work at the Praia Cabo Verde Temple complex. Assembled bands of rebar and a concrete mixer sit in the staging area, ready for the upcoming pours that will create the footings and foundations for the buildings and a staircase that will provide access to the temple site from the east side of the property.
Fill Dirt Compacted for the Praia Cabo Verde Temple
Numerous loads of structural fill dirt have been dumped and compacted on the site of the Praia Cabo Verde Temple in the areas where the temple and adjoining meetinghouse will be constructed. The work of drilling shafts for the pile foundations has also begun. Shoring up the soil and installing piles will create a solid base for the buildings in the temple complex.
Construction Activity Begins on the Praia Cabo Verde Temple
A few construction vehicles have arrived at the site of the Praia Cabo Verde Temple as site clearing, grading, and fill dirt dumping begin. Ground was formally broken for the temple on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The temple will stand next to the National Library of Cape Verde, established in 1999.
Praia Cabo Verde Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Praia Cabo Verde Temple was held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, with Elder Paul V. Johnson, president of the Europe Area, presiding. At the conclusion of the service, numerous members took the opportunity to turn dirt with the gold-painted shovels and to take photographs commemorating the joyful event.
Groundbreaking Date Set for the Praia Cabo Verde Temple
Elder Paul V. Johnson, president of the Europe Area, will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Praia Cabo Verde Temple on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Attendance at the site will be by invitation only, but the services are anticipated to be broadcast to meetinghouses within the proposed temple district. The temple and an adjoining meetinghouse will be constructed on the east side of Avenida Cidade de Lisboa in the Tahiti Chã de Areia neighborhood. Construction is expected to last about two years.