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Steel Structure for the Syracuse Utah Temple Begins

After five months of below-grade construction at the Syracuse Utah Temple site, the first steel beams and columns have been placed for the superstructure of the building. Heavy framing for the three-story temple will continue over the coming weeks, giving spectators of the project a better sense of the size and visibility of the building. Fresh curbing and pavement surround the rising structure.

Parking Paved on the Syracuse Utah Temple Grounds

Fresh pavement encircles the grounds of the Syracuse Utah Temple, which is still in the early stages of construction and has not yet reach above ground. Loads of concrete have been poured to create the basement font rooms and the massive footings that will support the weight of the stone-clad building. Conduit and utility line trenches have been backfilled including several runs that originated from the cooling tower enclosure.

Syracuse Utah Temple Grounds Taking Shape

Cement trucks have been lining up at the Syracuse Utah Temple site to carry out a steady stream of concrete pours for the temple foundation and grounds. Curbing has been poured for the curved parking lot that wraps around the west end of the building and connects the two entrances on the east. The footings being poured will support the expansive main floor of the temple with its double entrances, baptistries, office space, and laundry facilities.

Chilling at the Syracuse Utah Temple Site

At the Syracuse Utah Temple site, about a half dozen cooling lines have been routed, and largely backfilled, through trenches that run from the cooling tower enclosure to the rear edge of the temple excavation. Reinforcing steel has been set for the baptismal font enclosures, and footings for the main floor continue to be formed. Excavation has also begun for the landscape structures that will sit in the area east of the temple.

Building an Equipment Shed at the Syracuse Utah Temple Site

Footings have been poured for an equipment shed being constructed on the south side of the Syracuse Utah Temple site, which will house utility equipment to support the temple. A newly dug trench between the shed and the temple will carry gas lines while a trench between the cooling tower enclosure and the temple will carry chilled water lines. A sewer line has already been installed and covered between the two baptismal font rooms.

Preparing for the Syracuse Utah Temple Foundation

The outlines for the footings and font rooms of the Syracuse Utah Temple are becoming more defined as excavators carefully carve the ground. A concrete slab with protruding rebar has been poured in the north font room, and forms are being placed for some of the surrounding footings. Plumbing is being roughed in, including a sewer line trench that runs between the two font rooms. On the far south side of the lot, excavation has been carried out for the cooling tower enclosure.

Excavating at the Syracuse Utah Temple Site

Heavy equipment has been hard at work at the Syracuse Utah Temple site since last month's groundbreaking. Excavation is well underway for the underground portions of the building where the two baptismal fonts and several major footings will sit. The site is surrounded by beautiful farmland, providing unobstructed views all around the property. The temple in Syracuse is one of twenty-seven temples in the state of Utah—either dedicated, under construction, or announced to be built.

Ground Is Broken for the Syracuse Utah Temple

"We recognize the great legacy of faith and sacrifice that has been passed down from the pioneers who settled in this area where a new temple will soon stand," said Elder Kevin R. Duncan of the Quorum of the Seventy in his site dedicatory prayer at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Syracuse Utah Temple. Elder Duncan presided at the event held on Saturday morning, June 12, where several testimonies were shared from members of all ages. The three-story, 89,000-square-foot temple will stand on a 12-acre site at the intersection of 2500 West and 1025 South in Syracuse. Watch the groundbreaking video.

Construction Trailers Delivered to the Syracuse Utah Temple Site

Construction trailers have been delivered to the Syracuse Utah Temple site well ahead of next month's groundbreaking ceremony. The upper levels of the elegant edifice will feature curved exterior walls, similar to the Rome Italy Temple. Sitting near the shores of the Great Salt Lake, the rapidly growing city of Syracuse was named by settlers after Syracuse, New York, which was famous in the 19th century for its salt production.

Public Hearing Held for the Syracuse Utah Temple

A public hearing was held on Tuesday at the Syracuse City Planning Commission Meeting where Church representatives presented plans for the Syracuse Utah Temple. The 89,000-square-foot facility will house two main floor baptistries with a dedicated entrance at the rear. The Salt Lake Temple was also recently announced to be adding a second baptistry during its renovation. The Syracuse temple site has been prepared for construction, and a groundbreaking has been announced for June.

June Groundbreaking Announced for the Syracuse Utah Temple

Elder Kevin R. Duncan of the Quorum of the Seventy will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Syracuse Utah Temple in June 2021. The three-story, 89,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 12-acre site at the intersection of 2500 West and 1025 South in Syracuse. Attendance at the event is by invitation only. Video and photographs of the service will be made available to the media and public at the Church Newsroom after the groundbreaking has been held. 

Official Rendering Released for the Syracuse Utah Temple

On Tuesday, February 16, the official rendering was released for the three-story, 89,000-square-foot Syracuse Utah Temple. A principle feature of the design is a towering wall of flowered art glass that rises from the ground level to the steeple along the centerline of the building's facade. Entrance doors flank the wall of windows leading to the spacious main level. The smaller second and third floors are topped with a steeple that narrows to a delicate finial at the top of the metal spire.

Preliminary Construction at the Syracuse Utah Temple Site

Preliminary construction continues at the Syracuse Utah Temple site where a rectangular dirt mound has been built for the temple and covered in tarps. Chain-link fencing is being installed around the perimeter of the property while electrical, water, and sewer utilities are being connected. No rendering has been revealed or groundbreaking date announced for the temple.

Building a Raised Pad for the Syracuse Utah Temple

Preliminary construction has been underway at the Syracuse Utah Temple site for the past two months. The vegetation was cleared in November, and utility trenches were dug for the placement of pipes and conduits that will connect water, sewer, and power to the site. Crews are now building a raised pad for the temple, which will sit about two and a half miles east of the Great Salt Lake.

Preparing the Syracuse Utah Temple Site

For the past two weeks, heavy machinery has been at work at the Syracuse Utah Temple site. A gravel access road was created, and a large section of land has been cleared. Dirt is now being hauled off site while materials are being delivered for connecting and carrying utilities. The location of the temple was announced in late August, but no groundbreaking date or rendering has been released yet.

Location Announced for the Syracuse Utah Temple

The Syracuse Utah Temple will be constructed on a 12-acre field at the intersection of 2500 West and 1025 South in Syracuse, Utah, as announced today in a news release from Church headquarters. A three-story structure of approximately 89,000 square feet is planned for the site. An official rendering will be released later. No groundbreaking date has been set. It will be the third temple constructed in Davis County, joining the Bountiful Utah Temple and Layton Utah Temple (under construction).