Spire Attached to Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Tower
The gold-colored spire of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, which has stood in a staging area near the temple for the past few months, was installed today in its permanent location atop the tower over the main entrance. Subcontractors continue to work on the interior and exterior of the building through the challenging winter months.
Beautiful Day at the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
The new year brought blue skies to the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple where brick is being laid under bright orange tarps, and finish work is progressing on the interior of the building. The temple will significantly reduce travel time for members who currently drive several hours to perform ordinance work in the temple, especially the Regina Saskatchewan Temple.
Laying Exterior Brick at the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Orange tarps are draped around the exterior of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple to keep brick layers and their materials warm under Canada's frigid winter temperatures. In a staging area in front of the temple, the frame for the spire has been sheathed and is being painted gold. The exterior of the adjoining meetinghouse is nearly completed including functioning exterior light fixtures.
Sheathing the Exterior of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
A beige sheathing layer is being installed over the green insulating layer on the exterior of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple in preparation for the brick exterior. At the adjacent meetinghouse, brickwork is nearly finished and the interior is progressing. Major landscaping elements are in place including curbing, lamp posts, and some trees and asphalt.
Installing Asphalt at the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Pavers have begun installing asphalt in the parking lots surrounding the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple and adjoining meetinghouse. Soft landscaping is also underway with trees being planted along the driveway that leads to the temple complex. Excellent progress has been achieved on the brick exterior of the meetinghouse.
Enclosing the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
With temperatures slowly sinking across the Interior Plains, laborers at the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple have boarded up the window openings and have nearly finished enclosing the structure. The metal framework for the spire sits on a staging pad in front of the temple. Watch a new video of a flight taken over the meetinghouse and temple.
Curbing Poured at the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Construction at the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple complex has made several notable advancements including recently poured curbing, an addition to the structural support for the temple tower, more roofing underlayment attached to the roof deck, the installation of several lamp posts, and the laying of brick at the meetinghouse.
Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Roofing Underlayment
The roofing underlayment being applied to the roof deck of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple will provide a waterproof barrier and an added layer of protection from harsh weather conditions. Exterior walls are being attached to the front entrance of the building. By enclosing the structure before winter, weather-related delays to construction will be reduced.
Tower Framework Installed Atop Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
The structural steel framing for the tower that will support the steeple of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple has been attached to the building's entrance framing. Plans call for a stained glass-filled lantern topped by an elegant gold spire and capped with an angel Moroni statue.
Structural Framing Continues for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Structural framing for the entrance to the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple was set into place today. The entrance will support a handsome steeple with a gold-colored spire, capped with an angel Moroni statue. On the rear side of the roof, framing for a chimney can be seen. Exterior walls have been attached to much of the steel structure.
Steeple Added to Meetinghouse at Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Site
Watch a video taken yesterday of the installation of the steeple atop the meetinghouse at the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple site. Exterior walls have been attached to the steel frame of the temple. Numerous trees are on site waiting until they can be integrated into the landscaping. Work is moving quickly in the warmth of the summer months.
Decking Out the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Steel roof decking is being attached to the trusses of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, and a mockup has been assembled next to the building as a reference for the exterior finishes. Crews have completed laying shingles atop the roof of the adjoining meetinghouse and are wrapping the areas above gables and around window openings with a moisture-protective housewrap.
Wings Added to Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Structural steel framing continues to rise for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, including the recent addition of the east and west wings. The temple stands near the entrance monument to The Neighbourhoods of Bridgwater in Southwest Winnipeg. Framing is also advancing on the adjacent meetinghouse.
Structural Framing Begins for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
A crane is lifting steel beams into place over the concrete foundation and floor slab for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, as work commences on the superstructure of the building. The structural framing will form the sturdy roof and exterior walls of the temple. Next door, interior framing is underway at the meetinghouse.
Main Floor Concrete Slab for Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Concrete mixers and a concrete pump truck are making the final pours for the main floor slab of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple while wood framing and sheathing continue on the adjacent meetinghouse. A small building for dispensing Church products and services will also be part of the complex.
Roof Trusses Installed on Winnipeg Meetinghouse
The roof trusses that were delivered to the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple site several weeks ago have been installed atop the on-site meetinghouse that is being framed and sheathed in wood. The concrete crew is pouring the floor slab for the temple using winter construction techniques to allow the concrete to properly cure.
Framing the Meetinghouse at the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Site
Despite the snow and freezing temperatures, laborers at the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple site are pressing on and making progress on the two buildings. Much of the meetinghouse has been framed, and roof trusses are on site ready to join the building's two wings together. The foundation for the temple is being poured, revealing the location of the baptistry on the east side of the edifice.
Information Center Opens at the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Site
A trailer has been established as an information center at the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple site where missionaries will receive guests wanting more information about the construction project. Framing and wood sheathing are going up for the on-site meetinghouse. Foundation work continues on the temple.
New 3D Model Posted for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Updated Rendering Released for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
After making several revisions to the original design for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, a new official rendering has been released. The most obvious change is the use of red brick for the exterior walls with light-colored trim accents, possibly Tyndall stone. The spire will be gold, complementing the angel Moroni statue. The more detailed exterior features keystones, brick columns, and a chimney.
Preparing for Pile Foundation of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Work has commenced on building the pile foundation for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple. For the past several months, the focus has been on building the foundation for the on-site meetinghouse. Now both buildings will be under construction.
Plumbing and Foundation Work for Winnipeg Meetinghouse
At the site for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, work continues on the meetinghouse that will stand next to the temple. Crews are running plumbing lines and preparing for the foundation pour. Construction on the temple has not yet begun.
Three-Dimensional Rendering of the Redesigned Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Temple modeler Brian Olson has created his speculative interpretation of the redesigned Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, which will now be clad in red brick. The temple will greatly reduce the travel of Latter-day Saints who currently drive six hours or more to participate in ordinance work at the Regina Saskatchewan Temple.
Construction Continues on Winnipeg Meetinghouse
The foundation continues to be laid for the meetinghouse that will stand next to the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple. The foundation sits on a series of piles that have been dropped to the underlying bedrock to ensure a firm footing. Work on the foundation for the temple will follow.
Heavy Winds at the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Site
An area tornado brought heavy winds to the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple construction site in early August, knocking down sections of the construction barrier that had been erected. Concrete forms for the meetinghouse foundation can been seen beyond the barrier.
Visualizing the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Complex
A newly posted 3D rendering of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple offers a remarkably life-like visualization of the completed complex of buildings including the temple, meetinghouse, and maintenance building. Construction is anticipated to begin in earnest in the spring.
Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony
Elder Larry Y. Wilson of the Seventy presided today at the groundbreaking ceremony for Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, which was broadcast to local Church meetinghouses. Construction of the temple is expected to last approximately 20 months.
Groundbreaking Announced for Winnipeg Manitoba Temple
Church leaders have announced that the formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 12:00 noon. Elder Larry Y. Wilson will preside at the services, which will be broadcast to local Church meetinghouses.
Community Open House Held for Winnipeg Temple
Neighbors of the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple were invited Thursday evening to a special community open house for the proposed building. Church representatives and the Canadian architect explained the temple's design and purpose. Construction is anticipated to begin next year.