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Aerial Photograph of the Quito Ecuador Temple

A bird's-eye view of the Quito Ecuador Temple construction site shows the clean and professional working environment maintained by the general contractor. The main entrance to the temple faces toward the L-shaped housing facility where several crew members are working on the scaffolding along the rear side of the building. Work has been progressing inside the temple ever since it was enclosed several months ago.

Quito Ecuador Temple Tower Walls in Place

The final sections of the Quito Ecuador Temple tower walls have been poured and topped with brackets that will support the building's slender spire and angel Moroni statue. The temple and accompanying housing facility have been enclosed, allowing interior work to progress. Construction has moved forward steadily at the temple complex, much to the delight of area members who have watched the structures rise.

Time-Lapse Video of the Quito Ecuador Temple

Watch an aerial time-lapse video of the construction of the Quito Ecuador Temple and accommodation center, which has been underway for just 11 months. The superstructures of these facilities are in place, and scaffolding surrounds the temple's tower walls. Ecuador's second temple is rising at a major intersection in the Tumbaco Valley where thousands of motorists will gaze on this House of the Lord daily.

Relief Society Visit to the Quito Ecuador Temple

To commemorate the anniversary month of the organization of the Relief Society, the sisters of the Ponceano Ward of the Quito Ecuador La Ofelia Stake visited the construction site of the Quito Ecuador Temple. The walls of a beautiful tower are rising over the center of the temple while construction progresses simultaneously on a patron housing facility. The Relief Society is the largest women's organization in the world. It was formed 178 years ago this month on March 17, 1842.

Tower of Quito Ecuador Temple Rising

Concrete has been poured for the tower walls rising atop the Quito Ecuador Temple. Window openings in the tower and spire will hold beautiful art glass that will coordinate with glass installed throughout the building. Rebar has been set in preparation for pouring the walls of the spire.

Rebar Rising for the Center Tower of the Quito Ecuador Temple

A collection of new photographs shows the construction progress of the Quito Ecuador Temple. Parapet walls are being poured, and rebar is going up for the center tower. Construction of the temple began almost eight months ago. It will join the Guayaquil Ecuador Temple to serve the 250,000 members in that nation.

Quito Ecuador Temple Construction Advancing

The main floor exterior walls are standing for the Quito Ecuador Temple with distinct openings for the windows and entrances. Steel bars line the edges of the building in preparation for pouring parapet walls. The temple is being constructed on a major interchange of the new Ruta Viva highway that connects the Tumbaco Valley with Quito.

Exterior Walls Going Up for the Quito Ecuador Temple

Construction of the Quito Ecuador Temple has been underway for six months. Over that time, contractors have completed the building's substructure and are now pouring the walls for the temple's superstructure. The temple is rising in the Quito suburb of Cumbayá where new infrastructure is spurring construction throughout the community.

Construction Activity at the Quito Ecuador Temple

It's been nearly a month since the groundbreaking for the Quito Ecuador Temple, and the construction crew has been hard at work on erecting Ecuador's second temple. A white outline of the temple has been made on the ground, and some excavation work has begun. Plans are underway to open a visitors' trailer where questions may be answered and construction activity observed.

Quito Ecuador Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony

It was a beautiful sunny day in Ecuador's capital city for the groundbreaking ceremony held this morning for the Quito Ecuador Temple. Elder Enrique R. Falabella, South America Northwest Area President, presided at the service and gave the site dedicatory prayer. A sweet spirit accompanied the tender testimonies, the moving music, and the powerful prayers. The temple will be the country's second, following the Guayaquil Ecuador Temple (1999).

Clearing the Quito Ecuador Temple Site

In preparation for next month's groundbreaking ceremony for the Quito Ecuador Temple, heavy equipment is on site clearing the ground and hauling away brush and debris. View a video of the activity. The groundbreaking is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 11, with Elder Enrique R. Falabella presiding.

May Groundbreaking Announced for the Quito Ecuador Temple

Elder Enrique R. Falabella, South America Northwest Area President, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Quito Ecuador Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Saturday, May 11, 2019. Attendance at the temple site is by invitation only, but the general public is invited to view the proceedings live from local meetinghouses.