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Installing the Roof Deck for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

The steel framework for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple continues to rise at an impressive rate with crews attaching the roof deck to the highest beams of the structure. The windowed base of the tower will sit over the square-shaped opening in the center of the temple. Framing for the exterior walls and roof of the meetinghouse is nearly finished with framing underway on the interior.

Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Rapidly Rising

Structural steel framing for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple has already reached the third level, and floor decks are going down for the main level and second level. The concrete walls on each side of the building are currently being braced by support beams until they are fully secured to the steel structure. The concrete slab for the meetinghouse has cured, and wood framing has begun.

Structural Steel Erected at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Steel beams have joined the reinforced concrete walls forming the structural support for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. Girders are rising vertically from the basement floor and lying horizontally across the foundation walls to create the steel skeleton of the building. Rebar has been set to extend the concrete wall panels to the third level.

Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Structural Walls

More structural walls are being poured for the three-story Saratoga Springs Utah Temple with two sections rising on each side of the foundation. The 87,000-square-foot building features a full basement that will be treated and waterproofed before it is backfilled. The temple will serve the rapidly growing population on the west side of Utah Lake.

Setting Forms for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Walls

On the western banks of Utah Lake, a sky-scraping crane is lifting concrete forms into place for the main floor walls of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. The foundation walls were poured and cured over the past several weeks, and work is now beginning on the superstructure of the building. The 87,000-square-foot edifice will serve the burgeoning population in western Utah County.

Foundation Work Underway for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Concrete forms and rebar are being set for the foundation of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. After several weeks of blasting through bedrock and excavating a large cavity, work is now underway on constructing the actual building. The 87,000-square-foot temple will be the fifth in Utah County. The Orem Utah Temple has been announced as the county's sixth.

Landscaping Founders Boulevard in Saratoga Springs, Utah

Irrigation lines and lamp posts are appearing along Founders Boulevard—the street that will carry traffic from Redwood Road to the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. The site offers a beautiful view of the Wasatch Mountains down the boulevard and across Utah Lake. Heavy equipment at the temple site is crushing rock and hauling it off.

An Explosive Start to Construction in Saratoga Springs, Utah

Subcontractors for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple project are having a blast preparing the ground for the future temple and meetinghouse. Precisely placed explosives are breaking through the unyielding bedrock so that excavation may proceed to the required depth. The solid bedrock will provide a firm footing for the buildings' foundations.

Activity at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Site

Heavy equipment is scattered across the vast project site for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. Crews are installing hard landscaping along Founders Boulevard—the street that connects the temple to the highway (Redwood Road). The temple property itself is being prepared and graded, which involves busting through some of the bedrock to achieve the proper grade.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Elder Craig C. Christensen, president of the Utah Area, presided at today's groundbreaking ceremony for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. In his remarks, he spoke of an experience he had walking the temple site a month earlier: "I realized…how this particular temple will bless many individuals and families, including your children, your marriages, your families, and, especially, many of your ancestors." He added: "This is the place where your children and families will be protected from the evils that are ever present in the world today, and to make sacred covenants with the Lord." His words reached an audience of tens of thousands of members and guests gathered both at the temple site and at local meetinghouses. Following the formal proceedings, attendees were invited to take pictures and turn a shovelful of dirt to commemorate the historic occasion.

Youth Help Prepare for Saratoga Springs Groundbreaking

A small army of young people passed chairs from arms to arms this afternoon in preparation for tomorrow's groundbreaking ceremony for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. The rows of chairs joined a stage, a set of choir risers, and some potted trees set up for the historic services. Construction has begun on the street that will lead to the temple site.

Groundbreaking Announced for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Elder Craig C. Christensen, president of the Utah Area, will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple on Saturday, October 19, 2019. Attendance at the temple site is by invitation only, with the general public invited to watch the services live from designated local meetinghouses. The temple will be constructed in the new Beacon Pointe development, west of Redwood Road and north of Meadow Side Drive. The 87,000-square-foot, three-story temple and a 21,000-square-foot meetinghouse will share the site.

Location of Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Identified

Church representatives have filed preliminary plans with the City of Saratoga Springs for the construction of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple. Plans call for a three-story, 87,000-square-foot temple with an adjacent 21,000-square-foot meetinghouse on a 22.7-acre site in the new Beacon Pointe development, located west of Redwood Road and north of Meadow Side Drive. Plans have not yet been finalized, so no exterior or interior renderings have been released, and no groundbreaking date has been set.

Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Site Photographs

Recently submitted photographs of a candidate site for the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple shows the breathtaking views of Utah Lake and the surrounding mountains that are visible from the gently rising knoll where the temple is anticipated to stand.