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Steel Framing for the Taylorsville Utah Temple Rises Higher

A celestial moment was captured at the Taylorsville Utah Temple last night as the setting sun shone through the steel columns for the building's third-floor walls. Structural framing for the temple is moving from the north end to the south, and floor decking is installed along the way. Concrete continues to be pumped into the ground for the walls and floors of the underground parking facility.

Framing the First Roof Pitch for the Taylorsville Utah Temple

Steel rafters have been installed to support the pitched roof over the dressing area at the north end of the Taylorsville Utah Temple. The building will feature numerous gables with ornamental stone trim underneath the eaves. The brick wall that previously separated the temple site from the neighbors to the south has been removed, and a new taller fence will be built in its place. As excavation and column pouring continue for the parking structure, crews are preparing for the first of about eight pours to create the concrete floor.

Backfilling the Taylorsville Utah Temple Foundation

A view of the Taylorsville Utah Temple from the rear side of the building clearly shows the progress on the curved mechanical enclosure and basement, which has been recently covered with a corrugated steel floor deck. Many of the foundation walls have been backfilled as focus turns to framing the temple superstructure. On the west side of the basement, next to the parking facility, an elevator shaft can been seen where patrons coming from underground can be lifted to the main level recommend desk.

Plentiful Parking for the Taylorsville Utah Temple

Perfectly positioned columns stand in single-file lines at the Taylorsville Utah Temple site where an expansive underground parking facility is under construction immediately west of the temple foundation. The structure will supplement the surface parking that will sit on those sturdy columns. Structural steel framing and foundation work for main floor of the three-story temple continues.

Work Begins on the Taylorsville Utah Temple Superstructure

With the foundation for the Taylorsville Utah Temple largely in place, work has begun on framing the superstructure of the building. Heavy-gauge steel beams, anchored to concrete footings, are now rising above the basement walls. Foundation work continues for the main level, which will sit over the basement and on grade. Additional support columns have been installed for the underground parking west of the temple.

Support Columns for the Taylorsville Utah Temple Parking Structure

The basement walls for the Taylorsville Utah Temple are being waterproofed in anticipation of being backfilled in the coming weeks. Rebar has been set for some of the main level walls and footings that will significantly increase the current footprint of the structure. To the west of the temple, excavation has been completed for the parking structure, and footings and support columns are being installed.

Excavating for the Taylorsville Utah Temple Parking Facility

Truckload after truckload of dirt can be seen leaving the Taylorsville Utah Temple site as excavation progresses on the large underground parking facility that will supplement the surface spaces. Installation of the temple footings and foundation is making steady progress with forms being set for main level footings and additional basement walls. Drilling and compacting equipment continues to install aggregate piers to support the substructures.

Foundation Work for the Taylorsville Utah Temple Continues

Bundles of steel rebar sit next to a road roller on the site of the Taylorsville Utah Temple where progress is being made on the foundation. The roller is used to compact the soil, helping to prevent settling of the building. The snow-capped Wasatch mountains create a inspiring backdrop for the temple, which was designed as a Victorian—the popular architectural style of the mid-1800s when Taylorsville was settled.

Earthworks Advancing at the Taylorsville Utah Temple Site

Motorists entering the southbound lanes of the I-215 Belt Route from 4700 South can catch a glimpse of the construction efforts on the Taylorsville Utah Temple as they drive the on-ramp. Plenty of heavy equipment is on site hauling away truckloads of dirt and advancing the installation of aggregate piers and footings. Much more excavation is yet to be done once work begins on the underground parking facility.

Drilling and Driving at the Taylorsville Utah Temple Site

Mounds of aggregate sit next to a drilling rig and pile driver at the Taylorsville Utah Temple site. The construction crew has been drilling long cylindrical cavities into the ground and ramming loads of aggregate to create load-bearing piers that will support the footings and foundation of the temple. If all goes well, footings could be poured as early as next week.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Taylorsville Utah Temple

On October 31, 2020, Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles presided over a small gathering of Church and community leaders at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Taylorsville Utah Temple. The three-story, 70,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on the 7.5-acre site of a former stake center at 2603 West 4700 South. In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Gong said, "Grateful roots and wings, we come as one from across our generations, communities, heritages and languages — one in heart and mind, one in the restored gospel of Thy Son Jesus Christ, one in the household of faith and fellowship of the saints." Watch a groundbreaking highlights video.

October Groundbreaking Announced for the Taylorsville Utah Temple

The official rendering and groundbreaking announcement for the Taylorsville Utah Temple were released today. Elder Gerrit W. Gong of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will preside at the groundbreaking service to be held in October 2020. The three-story, 70-000-square-foot temple was designed to reflect the pioneer heritage of the area, giving it a historic look similar to the Provo City Center Temple. The temple will be constructed on a 7.5-acre site located at 2603 West 4700 South in Taylorsville, Utah.

Demolition Begins on Stake Center in Taylorsville, Utah

Demolition began today on the exterior structure of the former stake center where the Taylorsville Utah Temple will be constructed. With progress well underway on preparing the site for the temple, members are eagerly anticipating the release of the official rendering and groundbreaking date for the temple. It is expected to be similar in size and dimension to the Tooele Valley Utah Temple.

Installing Fence Around the Taylorsville Utah Temple Site

A chain-link fence is going up around the property for the Taylorsville Utah Temple, as the time draws near for demolition of the former stake center. Over the last few weeks, the lamp posts in the parking lot have been dismantled, natural gas to the property has been turned off, the stone welcome sign has been removed, and abatement of hazardous materials has been carried out.

Abatement Activity at Taylorsville Meetinghouse

Abatement workers dressed in hooded coveralls and half-face respirator masks have arrived at the Taylorsville meetinghouse where the Taylorsville Utah Temple will be constructed. Eagle Environmental has been contracted to carry out the removal of hazardous materials from the decades-old building so that harmful particles are not discharged into the air when the building is demolished and removed.

City Approvals Granted for the Taylorsville Utah Temple

At a City Council meeting held tonight for the City of Taylorsville, three ordinances and a resolution were approved to clear the way for construction of the Taylorsville Utah Temple. The first two ordinances amend the City code, adding a new zoning classification called Site Specific Development – Institutional – Temple. And the third ordinance rezones the temple property from Single Family Residential to the new classification. The resolution approves a development agreement with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for construction of the temple.

Preparing for the Taylorsville Utah Temple

"In our view, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could not have picked a better location," said Taylorsville Mayor Kristie Overson of the Taylorsville Utah Temple site. "It is a visible location supported by nearby businesses and vibrant neighborhoods, as well as adjacent thoroughfares and convenient freeway onramps," she noted. This spring, the church building that currently occupies the site is anticipated to be demolished. It has been serving as the stake center for the Taylorsville Utah Valley Park Stake.

Location Announced for the Taylorsville Utah Temple

The location of the Taylorsville Utah Temple has been announced as the site of an existing meetinghouse and recreational field at 2603 West 4700 South. The meetinghouse will be demolished and replaced with the three-story, 70,000-square-foot temple. The 7.5-acre site, situated at the southwest corner of an I-215 interchange, will provide convenient access to patrons and be highly visible to beltway motorists.