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Exterior Walls Up for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

The reinforced concrete walls for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple are in place, including the front entrance to the building. The sturdy walls are built to withstand high winds—an important consideration for this island territory, which sits in the warm waters of Hurricane Alley. Watch a short video showing the current progress captured by a drone.

Lunch for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple Crew

Members of the Toa Baja Puerto Rico Stake recently visited the construction site of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple to treat the crew to a free lunch. Each meal was prepared with gloves and masks and individually bagged to ensure a high level of sanitation. Construction of the temple is advancing with more than half of the exterior walls now in place.

Walls Going Up for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

The exterior walls of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple are rising on a small hill in the peaceful residential neighborhood of Villa Andalucia. The accessible location of the temple on the Trujillo Alto Express is just a 10-minute drive from the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport. A new meetinghouse is also under construction on the west side of the temple where a retaining wall has been installed to create a level surface for the building.

Setting Rebar for the Walls of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

On the sunny island of Puerto Rico, construction of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple is rising above ground level with the first steel rods set for the exterior walls. Work is also underway on the supporting structure for the baptismal font and on the floor slab for a portion of the building. Elder Dale G. Renlund of the Quorum of the Twelves Apostles visited the temple site in February and commented on the peacefulness of the location. An unexpected two-month construction hiatus from March to May, due to COVID-19, has delayed the anticipated completion of the temple until late 2021 or early 2022.

Footings Poured for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

Construction has resumed on the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple with footings being poured and rebar being set for the foundation walls. The south-facing temple is being constructed on the east side of the property, and the meetinghouse is being built on the west side next to The School of San Juan. Shortly after excavation for the foundation was carried out, a lockdown order was issued on March 16, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a temporary delay. A four-phase reopening plan for the island began in May.

Preparing for Construction in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Progress is being made on clearing and preparing the ground for construction of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple. It will stand on the site of the former Trujillo Alto chapel, which was demolished early last year. Displaced members have been attending church at the meetinghouse located in the suburb of Carolina, just east of San Juan.

Earth Movers Arrive at the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple Site

A disturbing series of earthquakes and aftershocks have shaken the island of Puerto Rico for weeks, leaving many with rattled nerves and damaged property. However, the movement of earth at one location has been a very welcomed site. After a long delay following last May's groundbreaking ceremony, all of the government permits and approvals are in place to begin full-scale construction on the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple and its adjoining meetinghouse. Heavy equipment will clear and rough grade the site in preparation for excavation.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

Puerto Rican members gathered today at the temple site and at local meetinghouses to witness the groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple, presided by Elder Walter F. González, president of the Caribbean Area. Beautiful testimonies of Jesus Christ were born and gratitude was expressed for the coming temple that will spare members the time and expense of flights to other temple locations.

San Juan Puerto Rico Temple Site Cleared

Demolition of the meetinghouse for the Trujillo Alto Ward has been completed, and the land has been cleared in preparation for the groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The temple will be the third in the Caribbean, joining the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple and the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple.

Demolition of Trujillo Alto Chapel Underway in San Juan

Heavy equipment has arrived at the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple site and has started the process of demolition of the Trujillo Alto Ward chapel. Once the building has been razed and the site cleared, the formal groundbreaking will follow on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Elder Walter F. González, president of the Caribbean Area, will preside.

Trujillo Alto Ward Building in San Juan to Be Razed

After Church services are held tomorrow at the Trujillo Alto Ward chapel, the building will be permanently closed for demolition and preparation of the property for construction of the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple and a new chapel to house the Trujillo Alto Ward. The ward will temporarily meet at the Carolina Ward chapel.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Announced for San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

Elder Walter F. González, president of the Caribbean Area, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Attendance at the site will be by invitation only, but the services are anticipated to be transmitted via internet to local meetinghouses. Construction will take about two years.

Artist Rendering Released for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple

The official rendering was released today for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple, which depicts a domed spire rising over the temple entrance, honoring the Spanish colonial architecture found throughout historic Old San Juan. The temple will be constructed on the site of the Trujillo Alto chapel near the center of the San Juan metropolitan area. A groundbreaking is anticipated to be held in 2019.