Salvador Brazil Temple
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Beautiful Entrance Plaza Completed at the Salvador Brazil Temple
A recently posted video provides a bird's-eye view of the construction progress at the Salvador Brazil Temple site. The gorgeous entrance plaza features an inlaid representation of the mandacaru cactus flower that is also repeated in the rear plaza. Rich green grass covers the grounds, and cladding of the steeple in stone panels is progressing. It is the eleventh temple to be constructed in Brazil.
Cladding the Steeple of the Salvador Brazil Temple
The work of cladding the exterior of the Salvador Brazil Temple—a job that began over a year ago—is drawing closer to completion with stone panels now being hung on the lower tier of the steeple. The symmetric fenestration of the temple is enhanced by the beauty of the stained-glass windows. Construction of the temple and ancillary building has been underway for 26 months.
Weeds Cleared Around the Salvador Brazil Temple Site
Crews can be seen along the terraced hillside northeast of the Salvador Brazil Temple where numerous weeds have been cleared. Cladding of the intricate upper structures of the temple continues with both the northeast and northwest parapets completed. Following the dedication of the Brasília Brazil Temple this Sunday, the Salvador temple will be the next in line for dedication in Brazil.
Interior and Exterior Progress on the Salvador Brazil Temple
Cladding of the scalloped parapet on the northwest side of the Salvador Brazil Temple has been completed. Weeks of work were required due to the curvilinear shape of the structure and the exacting nature of the task. Inside, the baptismal font is nearing completion, some light fixtures have been hung, and floor tiles are being installed. The temple and ancillary building have been under construction for nearly two years.
Landscaping the Salvador Brazil Temple Grounds
Pallets of pavers are staged on the grounds of the Salvador Brazil Temple where walkways and driveways are under construction. An ornamental fence has been installed on terraced concrete footings, and more vegetation is being planted. Cladding of the exterior has reached the upper walls and the steeple. It is the eleventh temple to be constructed in the country of Brazil.
Stained Glass Installed in the Salvador Brazil Temple Steeple
Close-up views of the Salvador Brazil Temple show the vividly colored stained glass that has been installed in the steeple. The fruit and flower of the hardy mandacaru cactus are featured in the design. The white flowers only bloom at night, and the fruit has a deep violet color, serving as a food source in the region especially for the birds. The plant's extraordinary ability to capture and retain water makes it a symbol of resilience.
Exterior Cladding of the Salvador Brazil Temple Progressing
Stone cladding continues to cover the exterior walls of the Salvador Brazil Temple. It is the only temple currently under construction in Brazil (since the Brasília Brazil Temple has been completed), but construction will begin in June on the Belo Horizonte Brazil Temple, and eight others are in the planning stages including the Teresina Brazil Temple and Natal Brazil Temple that were announced yesterday. It brings the total number of completed and planned temples for Brazil to 20.
Palm Trees Planted on the Salvador Brazil Temple Grounds
Over a dozen palm trees have been planted on the grounds of the Salvador Brazil Temple, just behind the temporary metal sheet fence along Avenida Paralela. Concrete footings at the back of the property will give installers a sturdy base to mount stepped fence panels. Stone cladding is advancing on all sides of the temple, and vibrant stained glass has been installed in the steeple.
Cupola Frame and Finial Installed on the Salvador Brazil Temple
Just a few days before Christmas, the frame for the cupola of the Salvador Brazil Temple was secured to the top of the steeple body. The lantern and finial assembly was also attached to the frame. Progress continues on cladding the exterior of the building and finishing the interior. The temple has been under construction for 16 months and is on schedule to become Brazil's eleventh dedicated temple.
Cladding the Exterior Walls of the Salvador Brazil Temple
Stone cladding is quickly moving up the damp-proofed rear walls of the Salvador Brazil Temple. Work began on the northeast end of the southeast-facing building and has progressed to the northwest. Concrete retaining walls and enclosures have been installed along the street side of the grounds. On the interior, crews are roughing in utilities and some painting has begun. The temple has been under construction for 14 months.
Upper Tier of Salvador Brazil Temple Steeple in Place
Walls have been erected for the upper tier of the Salvador Brazil Temple that will be topped with a dome and a metal finial. Behind the temple, framing is underway for the pitched roof of the ancillary building that will house an accommodation center, temple missionary apartments, and auxiliary spaces. Beautiful royal palms stand in the street median.
Steeple Walls Rising on Top of the Salvador Brazil Temple
Temporary construction lighting illuminates the reinforced concrete walls of the Salvador Brazil Temple, making it clearly visible to the evening traffic on Avenida Paralela. On top of the steeple pedestal, the lower tier of the steeple has been constructed and a second tier will soon be added. The temple in Salvador is the first to be constructed in the state of Bahia.
Building the Tower Walls for the Salvador Brazil Temple
The base walls for the tower of the Salvador Brazil Temple are being formed under a column of scaffolding that will be used when forming the upper walls. On the main body of the temple, crews are adhering a vapor barrier to the concrete structural walls. The building sits on a gentle rise among the beautiful hills of Salvador's Paralela neighborhood.
Forming the Parapet of the Salvador Brazil Temple
Forms have been set for the mission-style parapet that will encircle the roof of the Salvador Brazil Temple. Each side of the building will feature a beautiful curvilinear gable flanked by pinnacles. Arches will be prominently featured around windows and over the main entrance. With concrete work on the exterior walls nearing completion, work can soon begin on erecting the tower walls.
Upper Walls Poured for the Salvador Brazil Temple
Construction of the Salvador Brazil Temple, which began almost nine months ago, is steadily moving forward. The upper concrete structural walls have been poured, and rebar has been set for the the parapet and curvilinear gables. The concrete walls for the two-story ancillary building that stands south of the temple are finished.
Forming the Upper Walls of the Salvador Brazil Temple
Towering steel rods and concrete forms are preparing the Salvador Brazil Temple for its second floor concrete pours. The main floor window openings are visible, giving an early indication of the fenestration for the rear side of the building. The temple will be approximately 30,000 square feet and will share a similar floor plan to the temple that is to be constructed in Guatemala City. Work also continues on the ancillary building.
Salvador Brazil Temple Exterior Walls Rising
The concrete structural walls for the Salvador Brazil Temple have risen high above the blue construction barrier that surrounds the property. The ground floor walls have been poured, and the upper walls will soon follow. The structural columns for the upper floor of the accommodation center are also in place. A mock-up structure stands near the south entrance and has already been clad in stone.
Picturesque Setting for the Salvador Brazil Temple
The stunning tropical setting of the Salvador Brazil Temple can be seen in a new photograph taken from the viewpoint of a drone. Nearly an acre of the forested property, which features a small body of water, will be dedicated to environmental preservation. Framing for the baptismal font is seen in the center of the basement level, and progress is being made on the two-story ancillary building to the south.
Stone Cladding Added to Wall Mock-Up at the Salvador Brazil Temple
A mock-up structure at the Salvador Brazil Temple site has been beautifully clad in stone to give crews a reference when the time comes to install stone cladding on the temple exterior. The structure stands near the ancillary building, which is seen in the background of the accompanying photograph. The temple foundation is in place, and preparations are being made for the superstructure. Cylindrical concrete footings are being poured around the perimeter of the property.
Foundation Walls Poured for the Salvador Brazil Temple
Looking past the wing of an airliner to the ground below, a passenger shares an aerial view of the construction progress on the Salvador Brazil Temple. The reinforced concrete walls and columns are being built for the temple foundation, and the structural columns are rising for the two-story ancillary building to the south of the temple that will house an accommodation center, temple missionary apartments, and auxiliary spaces.
Building the Salvador Brazil Temple Foundation
An aerial view of the Salvador Brazil Temple site, taken from inside an airliner, shows the construction progress being made on the footings and foundations. The temple will be highly visible not only to airplane passengers descending into the Salvador International Airport, but also to rapid transit passengers at the Bahia Metro station and to the many motorists traveling Avenida Paralela—the main motorway for the state of Bahia.
Salvador Brazil Temple Site Leveled, Tower Crane Installed
The large bluff where ground was broken for the Salvador Brazil Temple has been brought down to street level during the earthworks phase of construction. The retaining walls that had bordered the main street, Avenida Paralela, were removed early in the process. A tower crane has been installed on site, and a mock-up structure can been seen rising over the blue construction barrier. Work is progressing on footings and foundations.
Retaining Wall Removed from the Salvador Brazil Temple Site
The retaining wall that once surrounded the Salvador Brazil Temple site has been removed, as earth-moving equipment continues to shape and level the property in preparation for construction. The site will be home to the temple and a two-story ancillary building featuring an accommodation center, temple missionary apartments, and auxiliary spaces. Salvador is the largest city proper in the Northeast Region of Brazil with a population of nearly three million residents.
Earth-Moving Equipment at the Salvador Brazil Temple Site
A cluster of earth movers huddles near the entrance to the Salvador Brazil Temple site ready to further the work of clearing and grading the property. A significant amount of work was accomplished ahead of the groundbreaking ceremony held a month ago. According to a local news article, nearly an acre of land will be dedicated to environmental preservation, and extensive gardens and vegetation will cover another two acres.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Salvador Brazil Temple
Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, president of the Brazil Area, presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Salvador Brazil Temple on Saturday, August 7, 2021. Elder de Paula Parrella was accompanied by his wife, Elaine, and joined by other guests including his counselors in the presidency and their wives, the mayor of Salvador, and other local government and Church leaders. Elder Joni L. Koch, first counselor in the presidency, offered the dedicatory prayer. "We recognize this city whose name, Salvador, refers to your Son," prayed Elder Koch. "May the construction of this holy house on this mountaintop…symbolize, for everyone here and around the world, a testimony of thy greatness and the certainty of eternal life."
Grading Permit Issued for the Salvador Brazil Temple
Signage has been posted at the Salvador Brazil Temple site giving notice to the public of a grading permit that was issued to the general contractor on May 4, about three months ahead of the scheduled August groundbreaking. A large tree-covered bluff, surrounded by a body of water, is the prominent feature of the property, which will require substantial clearing and grading to prepare it for construction. The notice describes the project as construction of a religious temple and a two-story building housing accommodation, apartments, and auxiliary areas.
August Groundbreaking Announced for the Salvador Brazil Temple
The First Presidency has announced that ground will be broken for the Salvador Brazil Temple in August 2021. Elder Adilson de Paula Parrella, president of the Brazil Area, will preside at the event. Attendance at the temple site will be by invitation only in accordance with local COVID-19 guidelines. There are thirteen temples in Brazil either in planning, under construction, or dedicated.