157th Operating Temple Dedicated in Tucson
The Tucson Arizona Temple became the 157th operating of the Church today when it was dedicated by President Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the First Presidency. Last night, 2,100 youth joined in a inspiring cultural celebration.
Tucson Arizona Temple Cultural Celebration
The youth cultural celebration for the Tucson Arizona Temple will be held tonight at 7:00 p.m. at the Kino Sports Complex. A live stream will be carried to stake centers in the temple district and at the Church's broadcast page.
Tucson Arizona Temple Dedication in One Week
One week from today, the Tucson Arizona Temple will be dedicated following a successful public open house in June that brought more than 112,000 guests. This Saturday, over 2,000 youth will participate in a youth cultural celebration.
Tours Underway at Tucson Arizona Temple
Hundreds of guests are arriving each day at the Tucson Arizona Temple open house, which started Saturday and continues through Saturday, June 24, 2017. The temple is a new landmark in Tucson's Catalina Foothills.
Public Tours of Tucson Arizona Temple Begin Saturday
Guests and families of all ages are welcome to tour the newly completed Tucson Arizona Temple beginning this Saturday, June 3, and continuing through Saturday, June 24, 2017. Tours are free, but guests are requested to obtain open house tickets.
Flowers Planted at Tucson Temple Grounds
A stunning array of colorful flowers have been planted at the Tucson Arizona Temple grounds, just in time for VIP and media open house tours to begin this week. The general public will be received beginning this Saturday.
Reserve Your Tucson Temple Tour
Open house tickets are now available for walking tours of the Tucson Arizona Temple from Saturday, June 3 through Saturday, June 24, 2017. The temple will be dedicated on Sunday, August 13, 2017.
Wrapping Up Landscaping for the Tucson Arizona Temple
The final trees, shrubs, and rolls of sod are being planted on the grounds of the Tucson Arizona Temple. The majority of the landscaping features natural desert vegetation, but a few patches of dark green grass have been incorporated near the temple proper.
Tucson Arizona Temple Monument Sign Gilded
Gilding of the inscription on the natural stone face of the Tucson Arizona Temple monument sign has been completed. The sign is surrounded by beautiful desert vegetation, typical of the area. Open house tickets can be acquired beginning three weeks from today.
Installing Tucson Monument Sign
Crews at the Tucson Arizona Temple are attaching beautiful pieces of natural stone to the concrete base of the monument sign. The inscription designates the temple's official name.
Pergola Added to Tucson Temple Grounds
A decorative pergola has been added to the west side of the Tucson Arizona Temple, which will provide a beautiful photo backdrop for bridal parties.
Tucson Arizona Temple Exterior Lighting
Fine tuning of the exterior lighting system for the Tucson Arizona Temple is in progress as the June open house draws near (free tickets available May 15). Interior light fixtures beautifully illuminate the stained-glass windows.
More Landscaping at the Tucson Arizona Temple
Significant progress has been made on the drought-tolerant landscaping at the Tucson Arizona Temple, featuring a nice variety of cactus and other desert plants. Gold leafing work continues on the exterior symbols.
Building Details Gilded at the Tucson Arizona Temple
The symbolic architectural details located on the upper corners of the Tucson Arizona Temple have been covered in gold leaf, coordinating beautifully with the angel Moroni statue. The temple will be completed in time for a June open house, followed by a cultural celebration and dedication in August.
Summer Dedication Slated for Tucson Arizona Temple
The Tucson Arizona Temple will open to the public for an open house beginning Saturday, June 3, 2017, and continuing through Saturday, June 24, 2017, except for Sundays. The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, August 13, following a cultural celebration the evening prior.
Lighting Tests Begin in Tucson
Tests of the exterior floodlighting system are underway for the Tucson Arizona Temple, as plants and landscaping elements continue to appear.
Sidewalk Pavers and More at Tucson Arizona Temple
Construction continues swiftly at the Tucson Arizona Temple where sidewalk pavers have been laid in the parking lot, leading to the temple entrance, and in the patron plaza on the west side. Trees and landscaping rocks now decorate the green spaces in the parking lot.
Advancements at the Tucson Arizona Temple Grounds
Numerous trees have arrived in large black buckets on the east side of the Tucson Arizona Temple grounds, ready to be integrated into the landscaping. The east-side patron plaza has been poured, including a prominent water feature, and lamp posts are being installed.
Christmas-Colored Art Glass at the Tucson Arizona Temple
The recently installed art glass on the south side of the Tucson Arizona Temple features beautiful red and green hues, fitting for the holiday season. On Christmas morning, Tucson members found snow had fallen on the mountains surrounding the temple site—its pure white symbolic of the holy work performed in The Lord's House.
Fencing Added Around Tucson Arizona Temple
Progress continues on the grounds of the Tucson Arizona Temple where sidewalks and square-shaped gathering areas are being poured and the decorative perimeter fence is being erected. The parking lot pavement is completed.
Plumbing the Tucson Temple Water Feature
The rough plumbing is in place for the water feature that will decorate the east side of the Tucson Arizona Temple.
Tucson Temple Parking Lot Nearing Completion
The final pours are being made for the Tucson Arizona Temple parking lot. Landscaping structures are in place on the west side of the building for future garden areas. The temple will be the sixth in Arizona.
Groundbreaking Anniversary for the Tucson Temple
Construction of the Tucson Arizona Temple has progressed rapidly since its formal groundbreaking, held one year ago today.
Video Construction Update on the Tucson Arizona Temple
Take an exciting 90-second flight over the Tucson Arizona Temple in a newly posted video update. Standing among cactus and other spiny plants, the temple has blossomed as a rose in the desert, offering striking architectural beauty and symmetry. The western parking lots have been poured.
Tucson Parking Lot Progress
A recent aerial photograph of the Tucson Arizona Temple shows that more sections of the parking lot have been poured.
Time-Lapse Video of Tucson Arizona Temple
Watch the past year's construction of the Tucson Arizona Temple condensed into just two minutes. This striking time-lapse presentation takes the temple from bare earth to beautiful edifice, all from the aerial perspective of drone photography.
Parking Lot Poured at Tucson Arizona Temple
A new drone photograph gives a sweeping view of the Tucson Arizona Temple site, located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Large sections of the parking lot have been poured, and fixtures have been installed on the roof to light the dome.
Curbing Being Poured at Tucson Arizona Temple
Outlines are visible for the parking lot islands at the Tucson Arizona Temple as concrete curbing is poured on land north of the temple. The landmark building is a stunning addition to Tucson's Catalina Foothills.
Evening Lightning Storm at Tucson Arizona Temple
Lightning was captured in a beautiful new photograph of the Tucson Arizona Temple during a recent summer storm. Currently, the building is being enclosed to allow interior work to advance. The grounds continue to take shape with more retaining walls.
Tucson Scaffolding Removed
Scaffolding has come down from around the Tucson Arizona Temple dome, revealing the rounded structure that was recently topped with a figure of the angel Moroni.
Angel Moroni Added to Tucson Arizona Temple
Construction of the Tucson Arizona Temple reached an important milestone this afternoon with the placement of the familiar gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni atop the temple's dome.
Lantern Arrives at Tucson Arizona Temple
The lantern that will cap the newly roofed dome of the Tucson Arizona Temple has arrived on site. In Renaissance and Baroque architecture, the lantern was the small cupola, usually with decorative arcades, mounted on top of a dome.
Advancements at the Tucson Arizona Temple
Swift progress continues at the Tucson Arizona Temple construction site where retaining walls have grown much taller and workers have nearly completed shingling the dome. Members look forward to the addition of the cupola and angel Moroni that will sit atop the temple.
Tucson Arizona Temple Dome Ready for Shingles
A new overhead view of the Tucson Arizona Temple dome shows that the wood decking is in place beneath a protective underlayment and eight curved ribs secured at the dome's eight corners. Shingling is expected to begin shortly. The temple will serve members from 10 stakes in Southern Arizona.
Roofing the Tucson Arizona Temple Dome
Work has commenced on roofing the dome for the Tucson Arizona Temple where decking and a protective underlayment are being attached to the supporting framework. Once these materials are in place, workers will begin laying shingles.
Retaining Walls Going Up for Tucson Arizona Temple
The retaining walls that will surround the Tucson Arizona Temple grounds are rising higher on their concrete footings, cinder block by cinder block. The structure will level the beautifully landscaped grounds that will encircle the temple.
Bird's-Eye View of the Tucson Arizona Temple Dome
The beautiful symmetry of the Tucson Arizona Temple dome is captured in a recent drone photograph taken over the center of the building. Workers have erected scaffolding in preparation for roofing and installing the lantern that will crown the structure. Gold leafing is planned for key stones on the temple's exterior, which will coordinate with the angel Moroni.
Tucson Temple Dome Scaffolding
Scaffolding has been added around the dome of the Tucson Arizona Temple in preparation for roofing. The handsome dome will have similarities to the famous brick dome that tops the Florence Cathedral.
Tucson Arizona Temple Retaining Walls
An extensive system of retaining walls are being installed at the Tucson Arizona Temple site. The elevated property is highly visible from key locations throughout the area such as the Pima Canyon trail and even the campus of the University of Arizona. Ground was broken just six months ago today.
Exterior Panels in Place at the Tucson Arizona Temple
Construction of the Tucson Arizona Temple continues at a steady clip with completion of the precast concrete panels. The dome will be covered in shingles and topped with a "lantern" where the angel Moroni will stand. The height of the building to the top of Moroni will be 86.6 feet.
New Aerial Footage of the Tucson Arizona Temple Posted
Take a virtual flight around the beautiful Tucson Arizona Temple in a newly posted drone video. Ground for the temple was broken less than six months ago, and the majority of the exterior panels have already been set in place. It will be the sixth temple in the state of Arizona.
More Panels Attached to Tucson Arizona Temple
Beautiful precast concrete panels continue to be installed at the Tucson Arizona Temple at an impressive pace. The Church's use of intricate detail in concrete has been recognized with awards for other recently dedicated temples.
Concrete Panels Being Attached to Tucson Temple Exterior
Construction continues rapidly at the Tucson Arizona Temple where precast concrete panels are being attached to the structural steel framing. The panels are molded into beautiful symbolic designs.
Walls Up for Ancillary Building at Tucson Arizona Temple
As structural framing nears completion on the Tucson Arizona Temple, precast concrete walls have been erected for the ancillary building that will stand at the northeast corner of the property. The building will support the temple, including the storage of maintenance equipment.
Dome Framework Added to Tucson Arizona Temple
The Tucson Arizona Temple has been crowned with the framework for its distinctive dome. The steel bar seen extending from the dome will be the center rod for a cupola that will be topped with a small gold-leafed dome and the angel Moroni statue.
A New Landmark Rises in Tucson, Arizona
Motorists traveling along East Ina or North Skyline in the Catalina Foothills can't miss the rising steel structure of the Tucson Arizona Temple. The picturesque setting for the temple is characterized by a stunning mountain backdrop and rolling desert foothills covered in native vegetation.
Main Floor Framing for Tucson Temple
Structural framing is advancing rapidly at the Tucson Arizona Temple where much of the main floor is now well defined with beams and layers of steel. The temple will stand in the beautiful Catalina Foothills of Tucson.
Take a Flight Over Tucson
A new drone video of the Tucson Arizona Temple has been posted, giving a view of the surrounding area.
Structural Framing Begins in Tucson
With the foundation nearly complete for the Tucson Arizona Temple, steel beams are now stretching across the concrete walls to form the main level floor.
Evening Concrete Pours at the Tucson Arizona Temple
As the foundation for the Tucson Arizona Temple continues to rise, laborers work throughout the day and into the evening placing rebar, setting forms, and pouring concrete. A dazzling Arizona sunset plays backdrop to the construction site.
Foundation Walls Rising in Tucson
Construction workers at the Tucson Arizona Temple are currently pouring the reinforced concrete walls for the foundation. It is the sixth temple in Arizona.
Christmas Cheer Strikes at the Tucson Arizona Temple Site
Some mischievous cactus plants at the Tucson Arizona Temple cactus nursery have donned colorful holiday hats for the Christmas season, bringing a smile to the faces of construction workers and passers-by. The festive pricklers are a sign of the interest and excitement in the new temple, which has foundation walls going up.
Footings Poured in Tucson
Concrete footings for the Tucson Arizona Temple have been poured, and rebar is going up for the foundation walls.
Preparing for Footings in Tucson, Arizona
With excavation complete for the Tucson Arizona Temple, workers are preparing to pour the footings on which the foundation walls will stand. The temple will feature a prominent dome, unique among Latter-day Saint temples.
Excavation Progress for Tucson Temple
The area of excavation for the foundation of the Tucson Arizona Temple is growing deeper as shovefuls of dirt continue to be carried to a growing mound at the northwest corner of the site.
Construction Begins in Tucson
Construction of the Tucson Arizona Temple is in full swing just days after the formal groundbreaking. Heavy equipment is grading and excavating.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Tucson Arizona Temple
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, presided today at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Tucson Arizona Temple. Services were broadcast live to area meetinghouses in English and in Spanish. Watch the groundbreaking broadcast.
Construction Fence Erected in Tucson
At the Tucson Arizona Temple site, a chain-link fence has been erected around the property, as the general contractor prepares for construction.
Cactus Nursery at Tucson Temple Site
Concurrent with the site clearing for the Tucson Arizona Temple, a nursery has been established for the saved cactus, which will be integrated into the landscaping. Ground will be broken for the temple on October 17.
Clearing Tucson Temple Site
In preparation for next month's groundbreaking at the Tucson Arizona Temple site, the ground has been cleared, sparing some key cactus plants.