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Framing the Interior of the Salta Argentina Temple

Over the past couple of months, the concrete structure for the Salta Argentina Temple has been completed and the roof has been installed, allowing framing on the interior to move forward. Work has also begun on applying a vapor barrier to damp proof the exterior of the building. The temple will be the third of five temples operating, under construction, or in planning for the country of Argentina.

Concrete Walls in Place for the Salta Argentina Temple

Construction continues on the Salta Argentina Temple at the entrance to El Aybal—a gated community and country club in southwestern Salta. The concrete walls for the temple are nearly finished, and work on the accommodation buildings is moving above ground. Excavations have been carried out for the footings of a Church services building and temple president and matron residence.

Salta Argentina Temple Continues to Grow

Concrete forms are in place for the next pour of the exterior walls of the Salta Argentina Temple—the third of five temples operating, under construction, or announced for the country of Argentina. Accommodation buildings are also under construction just north of the temple.

Pouring Exterior Walls for the Salta Argentina Temple

With the foundation installed for the Salta Argentina Temple, the concrete crew is now forming and pouring the steel-reinforced exterior walls of the building. A collection of construction signs sit above the green fence including a prominent print of the temple rendering. Salta has a population of over a half million people and is the largest city in the province of Salta.

Tower Crane Installed at the Salta Argentina Temple Site

A recently installed tower crane stands over the construction site for the Salta Argentina Temple where progress is being made on the foundation. Excavation for the partial basement that will support the baptismal font had been completed by the end of January. The temple will sit in the southern part of Salta at the entrance to a private residential area and country club named El Aybal.

Groundbreaking Held for the Salta Argentina Temple

"Heavenly Father, receive our grateful hearts for this significant and special day," prayed Elder Benjamín De Hoyos, president of the South America South Area, in his site dedicatory prayer for the Salta Argentina Temple. The prayer was uttered at the temple's groundbreaking ceremony held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. Due to social distancing restrictions, the number of participants was limited. Several Church and government leaders were in attendance including the governor of Salta, Gustavo Sáenz.

Salta Argentina Temple Groundbreaking Further Postponed

A second postponement has been announced for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Salta Argentina Temple. The service was originally announced for August 15 and then postponed until October 9, but it is now anticipated to take place in November 2020. The specific day was not released. Both postponements are due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The temple will be constructed on a beautiful field across from the airport in the southern section of Salta.

Groundbreaking Postponed for the Salta Argentina Temple

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Salta Argentina Temple, which was anticipated to take place this Saturday, has been rescheduled for Friday, October 9, 2020. The decision to delay the event by two months was made in response the current impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The temple will be the third to be constructed in Argentina. Two more temples have been announced for the cities of Mendoza and Bahía Blanca.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Announced for the Salta Argentina Temple

The groundbreaking date for the Salta Argentina Temple has been announced as Saturday, August 15, 2020. Elder Benjamín De Hoyos, president of the South America South Area, will preside at the event. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only. Because of current COVID-19 restrictions, local social distancing guidelines will be followed. The service will also be broadcast to meetinghouses in the temple district.