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Monument Sign Base Installed at the Syracuse Utah Temple

The concrete core and footing for the monument sign at the Syracuse Utah Temple site has been installed on the grounds, directly in line with the center of the temple. The concrete will be faced with inscribed stone panels that coordinate with the stone cladding on the temple. Cladding of the ground floor walls continues while crews are using scaffolding along the upper walls to prepare them for sheathing and cladding. Work on the hardscape at the front and rear sides of the building is also progressing.
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Hardscaping the Syracuse Utah Temple Grounds

Concrete crews at the Syracuse Utah Temple are currently installing the hard elements of the landscape. A beautiful entrance plaza is under construction at the front of the building, featuring a series of planters and curved retaining walls. At the rear of the building, planter footings are being poured. Cladding of the ground floor continues with most of the north and west sides completed and work progressing on the south.
Photo:  Michelle Hellewell

Structural Framing Completed for the Syracuse Utah Temple

The steel frame for the Syracuse Utah Temple has topped out with the completion of the steeple body, which will eventually be clad and capped with a tapering metal spire. Although structural framing for the building is finished, interior and light exterior framing continues. On the east (front) side of the temple, brackets have been installed for cladding the exterior of the ground floor, and metal arches have been welded into place for the arched entryways and windows.
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Steeple Frame Grows Taller Over the Syracuse Utah Temple

Additional framing has been erected for the steeple rising over the east end of the Syracuse Utah Temple. Light framing for the second floor exterior walls is underway, and stone cladding is making progress on the main floor, having wrapped from the north side to the west end. Ductwork for the air handling system is visible at the corners of the temple, and concrete blocks are being set for the structural walls of the maintenance building.
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Framing the Tower for the Syracuse Utah Temple

Steel beams have been bolted to the columns forming the base of the steeple for the Syracuse Utah Temple. This structure will grow taller and eventually be capped by a long tapering spire. A third floor staircase has been installed, providing access to the mechanical level above. White sheathing along the ground floor is being wrapped in a yellow waterproofing membrane. Exterior cladding has been installed along the north side.
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Forms Set for South Baptismal Font of Syracuse Utah Temple

The circular forms for the concrete support of the south side baptismal font in the Syracuse Utah Temple are in place. A second font will be located on the north side. Cladding has been installed along the northeast wall of the main floor, and sheathing has been attached and sealed along the northwest wall. Structural framing has reach the mechanical level that sits over the third floor. Additional framing will be installed for the body of the steeple.
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Patterned Stone Panels Attached to the Syracuse Utah Temple

At the northeast corner of the Syracuse Utah Temple, stone panels have made their debut along a large section of the exterior, moving forward the work of construction and providing a finished example to the crews. The stone moldings feature a beautiful repeated pattern that ornament the walls. Structural framing of the third floor is all but finished, and light framing of the interior and exterior continues on the first floor. Ductwork is being installed for the air handling system.
Photo:  Rory Wallwork

Framing the Upper Walls of the Syracuse Utah Temple

The structural framing crew at the Syracuse Utah Temple has begun work on the upper walls that extend above the third floor of the three-story building. The roof slab that has been poured over the main level will also serve as the floor slab for the second level. Light framing has moved across the east face of the steel structure from the northeast corner where sheathing has been attached and sealer applied in preparation for future cladding.
Photo:  Steve Miller

White Sealer Applied to the Syracuse Utah Temple

A white sealer has been applied to the sheathing at the lower northeast corner of the Syracuse Utah Temple, which will serve as a mock-up wall for the construction crew, providing a physical example of how to assemble the layers of the exterior. Structural steel columns are being set for the third level with the help of crane operators who expertly lift the heavy steel and position it for the workers on the building.
Photo:  Byron Hellewell

Sheathing of the Syracuse Utah Temple Begins

Light framing and sheathing of the exterior walls for the Syracuse Utah Temple has begun on the east end. During cold weather, the main floor is tented while roughing in utilities. On the second floor, the concrete floor slab has been poured. And on the third floor, the steel deck has been installed and structural framing continues. The temple is rising on agricultural land in central Syracuse.
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Roof Deck Installed on the East End of the Syracuse Utah Temple

Crews working on the Syracuse Utah Temple project have been setting steel beams and columns for the east (front) end of the building. The roof deck has been installed over the main level, and framing is progressing on the second level. The concrete floor slab has been poured for the west end, and the first columns are being installed. The 88,886-square-foot temple will feature two main floor baptistries located on the north and south sides.
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Heavy Framing of the Syracuse Utah Temple Continues

Snow and falling temperatures at the Syracuse Utah Temple have not slowed progress on the construction efforts. Heavy steel is suspended by crane over the rising frame and guided into position by the construction crew who fasten the beams into place. Construction is underway on two temples in Davis County—the Syracuse Utah Temple (located west of the interstate) and the Layton Utah Temple (located east of the interstate).
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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.
Photo:  Rory Wallwork

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.
Photo:  Chad James L. Fournier

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.
Photo:  Rory Wallwork

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.
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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.
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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.
Photo:  Dean Micheal Halladay

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.
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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.
Photo:  Michelle Hellewell

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.
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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.
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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. 
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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.
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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.
Photo:  Michelle Hellewell

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.
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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.
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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).