More Temples to Enter Phase 2 on August 17
Seventeen more temples will enter Phase 2 on Monday, August 17, including several—but not all—temples in Utah. These temples are expected to be very busy, so ordinance work will be scheduled on a priority basis by appointment only. Numerous precautions will be followed including a mask requirement, a limited number of patrons, social distancing, temperature checks, and strict sanitization practices. A total of 29 temples will have entered Phase 2, which allows for all living ordinances. Three more temples will enter Phase 1 on August 17, bringing the total number of reopened temples to 130.
Provo City Center Temple Dedication
All block meetings in Utah have been canceled today for the dedication of the Provo City Center Temple. The dedicatory sessions will be broadcast to meetinghouses at 9:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, and 3:00 p.m. Dedication tickets are required to participate.
Open House Concludes
The highly attended public open house of the Provo City Center Temple has ended. The temple dedication is in two weeks.
Provo City Center Temple Virtual Tour
If you can't visit the Provo City Center Temple in person, take this virtual tour featuring floor plan diagrams, comparisons to the tabernacle, and numerous closeups.
Provo City Center Temple Open House Begins Friday
Public tours of the newly completed Provo City Center Temple begin on Friday. Details of the open house, including interior photographs, are now available.
Open House Tickets Now Available for Provo City Center Temple
Free reservations for the public open house of the Provo City Center Temple became available this morning at 10:00. Given the high demand for tickets, users may experience server delays.
Tabernacle to Temple: Provo’s Legacy of Worship
A new online exhibit at the Church History site presents the transformation of the Utah Stake Tabernacle into the Provo City Center Temple. The temple incorporates materials and designs from the tabernacle, which caught fire in 2010. Learn about the houses of worship that have occupied this city block over time.
Three Weeks to Provo City Center Temple Open House
A beautiful, wintry Christmas Day at the Provo City Center Temple marks the three-week mark to the beginning of the public open house. Free tickets will be made available in ten days, beginning Monday, January 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.
Family Statue Added to Provo City Center Temple Grounds
Last Friday, a beautiful family statue was set in place on the grounds of the Provo City Center Temple. It is an updated version of the statue found at a handful of other temples including the Seattle Washington Temple. The temple's open house begins in a month.
Furniture Delivery at the Provo City Center Temple
On Thursday morning, delivery trucks arrived at the Provo City Center Temple with furniture that will be placed throughout the rooms of the temple. Once the interior is completed, official photographs will be taken in anticipation of the public open house that begins on January 15.
Provo City Center Temple Open House Tickets
The Church has announced that free reservations for the public open house of the Provo City Center Temple will be made available beginning Monday, January 4, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. The open house runs from January 15 through March 5, 2016.
Steeple Railing Going Up at Provo City Center Temple
A new addition being installed at the Provo City Center Temple is the decorative white railing that surrounds the steeple. Work moved forward inside and out despite the rainy weather. The original pulpit from the Provo Tabernacle will soon be installed inside the temple.
Aerial Views of Provo Temple
New photographs of the Provo City Center Temple give an aerial perspective on the newly rebuilt structure and its impressive grounds.
Lintel Stone Installed at Provo City Center Temple Site
The inscribed stone that once capped the front entrance to the "Old Provo Tabernacle" (the original meetinghouse that stood on the north lot) has now been installed near the Ten Commandments monument—just a few feet from its original location—as a fitting tribute to that pioneer building.
Finial Installed Atop Provo City Center Temple Pavilion
On Monday, July 27, a copper finial was installed atop the shiny dome of the patron pavilion at the Provo City Center Temple. Known locally as "the gazebo," the pavilion creates a space for non-patron guests and wedding parties. It features beautiful Victorian-inspired details throughout.
Open House and Dedication Dates Announced for Provo City Center Temple
The First Presidency has announced the opening dates for the Provo City Center Temple. A public open house will be held Friday, January 15, through Saturday, March 5, 2016. The temple will be dedicated Sunday, March 20, in three sessions.
Exterior Lighting Tests Begin in Provo
Exterior floodlighting of the Provo City Center Temple captured the attention of motorists on University Avenue this evening as tests of the lighting system began. Shrubs are being planted and work is progressing nicely on the pavilion.
Provo City Center Temple Monument Sign
A beautiful monument sign has been mounted to the concrete sign holder at the Provo City Center Temple, which workers have faced with stone along the bottom portion. Much of the activity at the temple is focused on the south lot.
Pruning Trees at the Provo City Center Temple
The Provo City Center Temple grounds will feature numerous trees—some mature and many newly planted—but all will look in tip-top shape for the temple opening. Landscaping efforts will continue through the spring and summer.
Victorian Fountain Installed at Provo City Center Temple
The exquisitely detailed bronze Victorian fountain that anchors the landscaping south of the Provo City Center Temple has been set in place. Features include ornamental nozzles and a finial cast in the style of a newel post from the tabernacle. Window installation is underway at the pavilion.
Pedestrian-Friendly Grounds at the Provo City Center Temple
Downtown Provo pedestrians who pass through the Provo City Center Temple grounds will be in for a treat, once the temple is dedicated. The generous lighting, wide walkways, and beautiful array of trees and flowers are a walker's dream. Lighting tests of the lampposts are now underway.
The Provo City Center Temple at Dawn
Mountains and city lights create a beautiful backdrop to the Provo City Center Temple where workers get an early start each morning. Outside, trees are being planted and sidewalks poured. Inside, doors and trimwork are being installed.
Ten Commandments Return to Provo Site
In addition to documenting the installation of more lamp posts and fence posts, the Provo City Center Temple Construction Blog has captured the return of the Ten Commandments monument that will stand on the temple grounds.
Scaffolding Coming Down from Provo City Center Temple
More of the character-rich exterior of the Provo City Center Temple has been revealed with the removal of scaffolding and sheeting from the west side of the building, joining the also-visible north side.
A View of the North Side Gable in Provo
White sheeting came down yesterday morning from the north side of the Provo City Center Temple, giving construction observers an unobstructed view of the beautiful dentils, arches, gablet, and other detailing on the north side gable.
Protective Sheeting Surrounds Provo City Center Temple
The Provo City Center Temple has donned a chic white frock to help keep cool winter temperatures from slowing construction progress. Landscaping efforts continue with more fence posts and geofoam.
Geofoam Blocks Fill South Lot at Provo Temple
A throng of geofoam blocks have taken residence on the south lot of the Provo City Center Temple, which will support a surface-level parking lot. On the north side, beautification plans for Center Street have started with the removal of planters and sidewalks.
Posts Installed on North Side of Provo City Center Temple
A series of white posts have appeared on the northern side of the Provo City Center Temple grounds, which surround the large concrete planter. Window installers continue to fill window openings with art glass.
More Stained Glass Appears at the Provo City Center Temple
Window installers are paying meticulous attention to detail as stunning panes of triple-glazed art glass fill the pointed-arch window openings of the Provo City Center Temple. The abstract floral pattern and regal color palette stay true to the early American interpretation of Victorian design. Concrete forms have been removed from the south-side circular planter.
Lamp Posts Installed at Provo City Center Temple
The grounds of the Provo City Center Temple are seeing the addition of new lamp posts along University Avenue and fence posts along Center. Work moves forward on the south lot including pouring the planter, placing geofoam, and enclosing the pavilion.