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Setting the Structural Steel for the Tallahassee Florida Temple
Steel columns are rising out of the ground at the Tallahassee Florida Temple site, joining the towering trees that stand behind it. Heavy framing will continue over the next several weeks atop the firm, pier-supported foundation walls. The design for the temple is similar to two other temples under construction in the Southern United States: the McAllen Texas Temple and the Bentonville Arkansas Temple.
Foundation Installed for the Tallahassee Florida Temple
A view of the Tallahassee Florida Temple site from across Thomasville Road (U.S. Route 319) shows the retaining walls that have been installed along the edge of the property and the foundation walls for the temple that have been poured near the center. The concrete foundation is supported by long cylindrical piers. The temple is anticipated to serve members from the Florida Panhandle and portions of Georgia and Alabama.
Forming the Foundation for the Tallahassee Florida Temple
The setting Florida sun catches the concrete shuttering that will form the foundation walls for the Tallahassee Florida Temple. The foundation sits on numerous piers (or columns) that transfer the weight of the building to the firmer soil beneath. Over the past six months, work has been limited to the substructure of the building, but construction will become more visible in the new year as framing of the superstructure gets underway.
Drilling for Tallahassee Florida Temple Pile Foundation
A massive auger is suspended from a crane at the Tallahassee Florida Temple site, ready to drill deep cylindrical cavities into the earth for a pile foundation. The cast-in-place piles will distribute the weight of the temple to the bedrock beneath, providing solid support for the sacred edifice. The concrete retaining walls for the storm detention system are visible along the tree line.
Staging Rebar at the Tallahassee Florida Temple Site
While site grading continues for the Tallahassee Florida Temple, reinforcing steel is being staged for footings, foundations, and landscape structures. Construction has also just begun on the retaining walls planned for the storm water management area. The rich, reddish-colored soil that is being uncovered is typical of the Red Hills region where the temple is being constructed—stretching from the north side of Tallahassee to Thomasville, Georgia.
Clearing the Tallahassee Florida Temple Site
Heavy machinery is clearing vegetation from the heavily wooded site for the Tallahassee Florida Temple. The groundbreaking event for the state's third temple was held earlier this month under the direction of James B. Martino. It will serve Church members in North Florida who currently travel to the Orlando Florida Temple in Central Florida or to the Birmingham Alabama Temple in North Central Alabama.
Groundbreaking Event Held for the Tallahassee Florida Temple
Elder James B. Martino, North America Southeast Area President, presided today at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Tallahassee Florida Temple, located in the northeast section of Florida's capital city. "This temple will bless the entire land around it and the entire community. It will be a beacon of holiness and a place of peace for all to both see and feel. Here we will seek to draw closer to God, to hear His voice, and seek to follow His teachings," said Elder Martino. The 29,000-square-foot temple will rise on a 4.97-acre site adjacent to the meetinghouse on Thomasville Road at 2440 Papillion Way. It will be third temple in Florida, joining the Orlando Florida Temple and Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple. Watch the groundbreaking video.
Sample Panel Presented for the Tallahassee Florida Temple
Details of the design and materials planned for the Tallahassee Florida Temple were shared at a pre-groundbreaking event held on May 22, 2021, including a sample panel of the white precast concrete exterior. The stone will be cast in a variety of shapes and sizes to bring numerous special features to the building including ornamental lintels, Ionic columns, and a magnificent tiered steeple with three levels of windows and a gleaming gold dome.
Young Single Adults Help Prepare the Tallahassee Florida Temple Site
A service activity held Friday evening at the Tallahassee Florida Temple site brought young single adults together from the local region to help clear and prepare the property the next month's groundbreaking event. Vegetation was pruned, mowed, and raked to clear a spot among the trees where a stand and chairs can be set up for the service. The temple will be built on Thomasville Road, which is a highway connecting to Thomasville, Georgia.
June Groundbreaking Announced for the Tallahassee Florida Temple
The First Presidency has announced that ground will be broken for the Tallahassee Florida Temple in June 2021. Elder James B. Martino, North America Southeast Area President, will preside at the invitation-only event. The single-story, 29,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 4.97-acre site at 2440 Papillion Way in Tallahassee. The addition of a distribution center for Church products and materials will also be part of the project. Photographs from the services will be shared after the event.
Location of Tallahassee Florida Temple Announced
The location of the Tallahassee Florida Temple has been announced as a 4.97-acre site at 2440 Papillon Way across from the meetinghouse on Thomasville Road. An official rendering has also been released. The single-story temple will be approximately 29,000 square feet with a center spire. A distribution center will also be constructed. Project leaders are working with City officials on preliminary plans and will soon file public documents. A groundbreaking date has not been set yet.