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Barranquilla Colombia Temple

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Following is a collection of news items that have appeared on the News page for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.

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August 11, 2017

Curb and Gutter Going in at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
In front of the entrance to the newly stone-clad Barranquilla Colombia Temple, crews are pouring concrete for the curbing and walkways that will define the main patron plaza for the temple and adjoining housing facility. While cladding has been completed on the temple's exterior walls, work remains to be done on the domed tower. The temple's location next to a major highway has made it the subject of much interest from passers-by.

July 19, 2017

South Wall Cladding Progress at Barranquilla Colombia Temple
Crews have made significant progress on cladding the south wall of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple. Once completed, cladding will advance to the west wall and to the domed tower. Saints in Barranquilla currently travel 1,000 kilometers to worship in the Bogotá Colombia Temple.

July 1, 2017

Advancements in Barranquilla
Stone cladding has been completed on the north and east walls of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple as brick laying continues on the housing facility.

June 22, 2017

Barranquilla Temple Featured in Newspaper
This beautiful aerial photograph of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple accompanied an article published yesterday in El Heraldo, a Barranquilla newspaper. The temple is currently projected to be finished in the last quarter of 2018.

May 24, 2017

Stone Cladding Progress at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
The attachment of stone panels to the exterior walls of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple has progressed to the entrance side of the building, which will feature classical architectural elements including columns and archways. Cladding began on the building's north wall and wrapped around to the east. Construction of the temple and an adjoining housing facility is expected to continue well into next year.

May 5, 2017

Elder and Sister Christofferson Tour the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
During a 12-day trip from April 13–24 to Colombia and Ecuador, Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Sister Kathy Christofferson toured the Barranquilla Colombia Temple site, where construction activities are steadily advancing. Elder Christofferson encouraged the Saints to prepare for the temple during a devotional address saying: "A more holy you would be a wonderful offering to take to the temple."

April 19, 2017

Cladding Begins for Barranquilla Colombia Temple
With the Barranquilla Colombia Temple now sheathed in a white insulating foam block, stone cladding has begun along the bottom of the north wall. At the adjoining housing facility, brick layers are stacking a red brick to form the building's exterior walls. The temple is the second in Colombia.

March 23, 2017

Insulating the Walls in Barranquilla
At the Barranquilla Colombia Temple, the exterior walls are being sheathed with a rigid foam insulation on top of the waterproofing membrane.

March 14, 2017

Cupola Framework Added Atop Barranquilla Colombia Temple
New steel framework has appeared at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple for the handsome cupola that will stand atop the Spanish Colonial-style tower. The temple shares a basic floor plan with the Durban South Africa Temple, located over 7,500 miles away on the African continent.

March 7, 2017

Scaffolding Removed from Barranquilla Colombia Temple Tower
At the Barranquilla Colombia Temple, a black waterproofing membrane has been applied to nearly the entire building while scaffolding that once surrounded the tower has been removed. In the coming weeks, panels will be attached to the exterior.

February 3, 2017

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Construction Progress
Concrete has been poured for the main body of the steeple that crowns the Barranquilla Colombia Temple. The structure will later be topped by a domed cupola and lantern. On the exterior walls, a black waterproofing membrane is being applied over the concrete surface.

December 24, 2016

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Exterior Walls Poured
Workers have completed pouring the concrete exterior walls for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple, with some rebar in place on the east side in anticipation of pouring the base walls for the domed tower. Construction of Colombia's second temple is making steady progress.

November 15, 2016

Exterior Walls Rising for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
Construction workers at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple site have been busy pouring the reinforced concrete exterior walls for the temple, which have reached the second level. The landmark building stands on a hillside next to the highway that leads to the port city of Cartagena.

June 28, 2016

Elder Rasband Visits Barranquilla Temple Site
Earlier this month, Elder Ronald A. Rasband visited the construction site of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple as part of a trip to northwestern South America that included numerous Church meetings with members and missionaries.

February 20, 2016

Ground Broken for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
On Saturday afternoon, February 20, 2016, ground was broken for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple, located just west of the city on a hillside site overlooking the ocean and the Magdalena River. Elder Juan A. Uceda, president of the South America Northwest Area, presided. Watch Live.

December 9, 2015

Barranquilla Colombia Temple Groundbreaking Announced
The First Presidency has announced that the groundbreaking ceremony for the Barranquilla Colombia Temple will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Elder Juan A. Uceda, president of the South America Northwest Area, will preside. The temple is Colombia's second.

"We must build more temples, and we must build them more quickly. This is the season to build temples. They are needed, and we have the means to do so. The Lord will hold us accountable if we do not work with greater accomplishment than we are now doing."
—Gordon B. Hinckley

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