Taylorsville Utah Temple
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Exterior Lighting of the Taylorsville Utah Temple
Exterior lighting of the Taylorsville Utah Temple was a beautiful sight last night. Installers are testing and adjusting the lighting system ahead of its permanent operation. Custom panes of colorful stained glass have been installed in the main entrance to the building including the transom, sidelights, and door panels. The parking lot asphalt is being sealcoated, and striping for the individual spaces will begin soon.
Landscaping Efforts at the Taylorsville Utah Temple Site
Major landscaping is moving forward on the grounds of the Taylorsville Utah Temple where fresh sod, shiny lamp posts, and gorgeous greenery are taking root in both artistic and symmetrical patterns across the property. Earlier this week, the roundabout at the main entrance opened, though the center planter has not yet been decorated. The temple has excellent visibility from the belt route that circles the Salt Lake Valley.
West Facade of the Taylorsville Utah Temple Revealed
Scaffolding has been fully removed from the west side of the Taylorsville Utah Temple, revealing the beautiful facade of this House of the Lord. Trees continue to be delivered and planted on the grounds including several on the south side of the property. To facilitate the rest of construction, the visitors' center trailer will close today and be removed. However, the wonderful missionary couple will still be available by appointment.
Installing Stained Glass in the Steeple of the Taylorsville Utah Temple
Stained glass is appearing in the window openings of the Taylorsville Utah Temple steeple. The exterior of the building is nearly finished, but scaffolding remains along the lower portions of the west and south walls. At the southeast corner of the grounds, trees have been set in a mound of soil until they can be planted. Most of the hardscape has been installed while much of the softscape remains.
Removing West Side Scaffolding from the Taylorsville Utah Temple
The anticipation of seeing the fully clad Taylorsville Utah Temple without the obstruction of scaffolding is high. Several rows of scaffolds were removed from the front (west side) of the building yesterday. The west monument sign has also been clad, but the lettering has not yet been painted. A circular planter sits at the center of the entrance plaza, surrounded by curved planters that can double as benches. The temple has been under construction for two and a half years.
Inscription Stone Installed Over the Taylorsville Utah Temple Entrance
A marble panel inscribed with the words Holiness to the Lord—The House of the Lord has been installed over the main entrance to the Taylorsville Utah Temple. The sacred words are currently obscured by scaffolding that covers the west face where cladding of the exterior continues. Scaffolding is being removed from the south side, which is the most recently cladded, joining the completed north and east sides.
Glorious Stained Glass Beautifies the Taylorsville Utah Temple
Exciting advancements continue at the Taylorsville Utah Temple. Stone cladding of the exterior is in the final stages, and fence installation has made significant progress, both around the perimeter of the property and around the formal gardens. The accompanying photograph gives a close-up view of the stunning Gothic arch-style stained-glass windows that patrons will see as they ascend the grand staircase.
Removing the East Side Scaffolding from the Taylorsville Utah Temple
The majority of the scaffolding on the east side of the Taylorsville Utah Temple has been removed. With stone cladding fully completed on two sides, views of the northeast corner of the temple are captivating. Fence posts are being clad in the same marble, and more stained-glass windows have been installed. A height clearance structure has been installed at the top of the ramp leading to the underground parking facility.
Installing Fence Panels at the Taylorsville Utah Temple
Fence panels are being installed along the west (front) side of the Taylorsville Utah Temple site. Trident spear finials are secured to the top of the pickets while butterfly scrolls are attached just below. Scaffolding is being removed from the east side of the temple, beginning at the north end. The west entrance doors have been installed with temporary plywood in the window openings, and the flag pole has been anchored to its location on the grounds.
Cookies for the Construction Crew at the Taylorsville Utah Temple
Friendly neighbors and Church groups are contributing to the building of the Taylorsville Utah Temple by bringing cookies and thank-you notes to the construction crew on Wednesdays. The effort is coordinated by the on-site missionary couple who operate the visitors' trailer at the west driveway entrance. Cladding on the south side of the temple is nearly finished, leaving just the west (front) side of the building to be completed.
Entrance Curbing Poured at the Taylorsville Utah Temple Site
Concrete crews at the Taylorsville Utah Temple have poured and shaped the curbing for the main (west) entrance to the parking lot while other hardscape elements are installed across the grounds including a circular feature near the temple entrance. On the north side of the building, the first pane of stained glass has been glazed on the third floor. Stone cladding is completed on that side and is nearly finished on the east. Work is advancing to the south side before moving to the west (front) side.
Scaffolding Removed from North End of the Taylorsville Utah Temple
Scaffolding has been coming down from the north end of the Taylorsville Utah Temple, providing an unobstructed view of the exquisite Italian stone cladding being installed. Cladding started on the north end and is well underway on the east (rear) side. Progress is also being made on the hardscape including walkways, stairs, and surface parking. Shingles have been attached to the pitched roof.
Ramp Completed for Underground Parking at the Taylorsville Utah Temple
The concrete structures have been completed for the sloped ramp that leads to the underground parking facility at the Taylorsville Utah Temple. Patrons will be able to take an elevator from the basement level to the recommend desk on the main floor. Meanwhile, pavers are laying fresh asphalt for the surface parking lots, starting at the north end. Stone cladding is progressing on the north and east sides of the temple.
Surface Parking Being Installed at the Taylorsville Utah Temple
Hardscaping of the Taylorsville Utah Temple grounds continues to progress. Curbing has been poured for the at-grade parking islands at the northwest corner of the site, near the entrance ramp to the underground parking. Concrete structures have been poured for the north plaza, which is connected to the grounds along 4700 South by a staircase. Roofers are making steady progress on the slate-style roof, and white window frames are being installed on the west face of the building.
Laying Shingles on the Taylorsville Utah Temple
Roofers are laying shingles on top of the Taylorsville Utah Temple, giving the building the appearance of a beautifully textured slate roof. Marble cladding is moving up the upper north walls of the temple while the beauty of the stone is on clear display along the lower walls. Access to the underground parking facility is in place for both pedestrians, who can use the staircase, and motorists, who will use the entrance ramp.
North Wall Scaffolding Removed from the Taylorsville Utah Temple
Stonework on the north ground floor wall of the Taylorsville Utah Temple was fully revealed this week when the scaffolding was removed as part of the ongoing construction of the temple, which began 18 months ago. The richly ornamented exterior features pinnacle-topped columns, thick casings and moldings, and patterned trim pieces. The concrete walls for the ramp that leads to the underground parking level has been poured and cured.
Steeple Assembly Installed Atop the Taylorsville Utah Temple
The assembly and installation of the Taylorsville Utah Temple steeple culminated today with the raising and placement of the spire and finial. Over the past couple of weeks, each segment of the steeple was assembled on site or delivered. The spire was built and shingles attached, the balustrade was secured around the steeple pedestal, the base and windowed segments of the steeple were lifted into place, and finally, the spire and finial found their place at the very top of the building.
Assembly of the Taylorsville Utah Temple Spire Underway
An exciting project is underway on the grounds of the Taylorsville Utah Temple: the assembly of the large spire that will rise from the center of the roof. The ornamental structure is in the shape of an octagonal pyramid, featuring eight triangle-shaped walls that will join under a metal finial. Stone cladding continues on the north and east sides of the temple.
Building a Retaining Wall Around the Taylorsville Utah Temple
A block retaining wall has been built around the grounds immediately surrounding the Taylorsville Utah Temple where beautiful gardens and gathering spaces will be located. A staircase is under construction on the north side of the building, and superb stonework is on display. Crews are currently installing the ornate stone moldings around the window group that sits under the small north gable.
Cladding the East Side of the Taylorsville Utah Temple
The Saturday morning sun brightened up the east (rear) side of the Taylorsville Utah Temple where work is advancing on every level. Cream-colored Italian cladding is making its way across the main level while orange and green sheathing boards have covered the upper levels. A dark sealer is being applied to the sheathing, and a roofing underlayment is being attached to the roof deck. The exit door on the east side will be used primarily by couples and families who have been sealed in the temple and wish to be received by family and friends on the temple grounds.
Steeple Pedestal Installed on the Taylorsville Utah Temple
The white paneled pedestal for the steeple of the Taylorsville Utah Temple was lifted into place today at the center of the pitched roof. In preparation for the event, welders have been hard at work securing the steel frame where the structure sits. Scaffolding has been removed from the northeast corner of the temple revealing the handsome cream-colored stone that has been installed.
Pedestal Components Arrive at the Taylorsville Utah Temple
Large sections of the square pedestal that will support the central steeple of the Taylorsville Utah Temple are arriving on site. The pieces will be fastened together on the ground before being hoisted to the top of the roof. Crews have recently connected a major pipe to the City's water main, and damp proofing of the sheathing is progressing as the weather turns cold and snowy. Stone cladding continues on the north end.
Framing Progress on the Taylorsville Utah Temple
On the east side of the Taylorsville Utah Temple, the steel frame has been installed for the glorious stained-glass windows that will sit above the grand staircase. Five panes of glass will be combined to form the semi-circular arched window: three pointed-arched panes connected at the top by two trapezoid-shaped panes. More steel beams have been installed over the opening where the steeple will be attached, and the work of sheathing and cladding continues. Watch a new video showing highlights of the past and future of construction at the Taylorsville Temple Progress Facebook group.
Taylorsville Utah Temple Parking Structure Completed
The final pour has cured for the roof of the underground parking structure at the Taylorsville Utah Temple, allowing crews to backfill both the parking facility and the temple foundation. The first deliveries of top soil have arrived, which will be used along with geofoam blocks and other materials to transform the concrete roof into a combination of soft landscaping and surface parking. Light framing continues on the north end, and the northwest corner is being prepared for cladding.
Cladding the Mock-Up Wall of the Taylorsville Utah Temple
The mock-up wall at the northwest corner of the Taylorsville Utah Temple is being clad in beautiful Italian stone while construction continues on the rest of the building. Installers are attaching orange sheathing to the exterior frame, and metal roof decks have been affixed to the pitched roof frames. Construction of the underground parking facility is getting closer to completion with more than half of the concrete ceiling poured and cured.
Early Morning Concrete Pour at the Taylorsville Utah Temple
Large concrete pours at dawn have become a regular occurrence at the Taylorsville Utah Temple where crews continue to build the vast underground parking facility. The ceiling and perimeter walls are being carefully poured and cured, moving from south to north. At the temple, framers continue to throw up steel studs, and additional sections of the staircase have been installed. Construction observers are looking forward to the installation of the steeple frame, which will more than double the height of the current structure.
Light-Gauge Steel Framing Underway at the Taylorsville Utah Temple
Heavy framing for the Taylorsville Utah Temple has given way to light-gauge steel framing for the exterior walls, as seen on the north end. Roof deck installation has begun on the main roof over the top floor and the southwest staircase has been installed near the front of the temple. Work continues on building the parking facility to the west, which requires hundreds of support braces, loads of reinforcing steel, and massive concrete pours.
Taylorsville Utah Temple Mock-up Wall
A small section of wall at the northwest corner of the Taylorsville Utah Temple has been designated as a mock-up wall where the planned exterior finishes for the temple will be installed and evaluated. A gypsum-based sheathing wrapped in fiberglass was attached first, followed by coats of a waterproofing sealant and the installation of windows. Italian stone sits in crates awaiting installation. The grand staircase is being installed inside the temple, and large geofoam blocks have been delivered for placement between the surface-level parking and the ceiling of the underground parking facility.
Video Tribute to the Taylorsville Utah Temple
It has been just over a year since demolition began on the former stake center that stood on the site of the Taylorsville Utah Temple. In commemoration of this anniversary, a video tribute has been created showing the transformation that has taken place over the past twelve months. In that time, the structural frame for the main body of the temple has been erected, and construction of a expansive parking facility is progressing from the south to the north. Sheathing has just begun at the northeast corner of the temple.
Steel Trusses Top the Taylorsville Utah Temple
Framing of the main roof over the Taylorsville Utah Temple is nearly finished, creating a striking steel monument along the Salt Lake Valley's highly traveled Belt Route. Along the main level of the temple, light-gauge steel studs are being attached to the structural steel to create the exterior walls of the building. Hundreds of post shores have been placed under the ceiling layer of the parking garage, and a massive matrix of steel bars have been placed at the southwest corner in preparation for the first ceiling slab pour.