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Concepción Chile Temple

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

Latest News

November 14, 2017

Advancements Made at the Concepción Chile Temple
Freshly planted trees and shrubs and newly installed lamp posts and bollards are among the recent additions to the grounds of the Concepción Chile Temple. Stone cladding around the east entrance to the building is nearing completion and window glazing bars have appeared in the steeple.

November 2, 2017

Landscaping Shaping Up at Concepción Chile Temple
An aerial view of the Concepción Chile Temple grounds shows the progress being made on the entrance water feature and the semi-circular walkways flanking either side of the building. A temporary 2D Moroni stands atop the tower.

October 15, 2017

Concepción Temple Lighting
The fully lit exterior of the Concepción Chile Temple is seen in this photograph, marking additional progress made by the system installers.

September 26, 2017

Floodlighting Illuminates Concepción Temple Tower
Exterior floodlighting at the Concepción Chile Temple lit the building's distinguished tower on Sunday night. The angel Moroni statue is on site awaiting installation. Exterior cladding has been completed on the west side of the temple, leaving just the east central wall to be covered in stone.

September 10, 2017

Interior and Exterior Progress at the Concepción Chile Temple
While stone cladding in nearing completion on the west side of the Concepción Chile Temple, crews are making progress on the interior of the building with the laying of tile and the installation of millwork including moldings, casings, and doors. Materials continue to arrive on site.

August 15, 2017

Stone Cladding Progressing Up Concepción Temple Tower
The elegant tower of the Concepción Chile Temple is a model of geometric artistry with dome stacked upon octogons stacked upon squares. The recent addition of stone cladding to the octogonal portion of the tower only adds to its beauty. Cladding also continues on the east and west walls.

August 4, 2017

Decorative Fence Installation Begins in Concepción
Along the east side of the Concepción Chile Temple property, work has started on the ornamental fence that will surround the temple grounds. The majority of stone cladding has been attached to the exterior, and work progresses at various stages on the building's interior.

July 14, 2017

Cladding the Concepción Chile Temple Tower
A view from the 10th floor of the high-rise building next to the Concepción Chile Temple site shows the progress being made on attaching precast stone cladding around the base of the tower. Cladding is nearly completed on the north and south walls, while work remains on the east and west.

June 24, 2017

Entrance Palm Trees Planted at Concepción Chile Temple
Two rows of stately palm trees leading to the main entrance of the Concepción Chile Temple now grace the grounds. Work continues at various stages inside and out. On the exterior, the concrete walls are being covered by an aqua vapor barrier, gray insulation, and white cladding.

June 8, 2017

Concepción Chile Temple Façade Details
A new series of photographs taken of the north side of the Concepción Chile Temple exhibits the beautiful architectural details incorporated in the stone cladding. Crews continue to attached cladding to the west and south sides of the temple where scaffolding is erected.

May 27, 2017

Cladding Visible on North Wall of Concepción Chile Temple
Scaffolding was removed yesterday from the north wall of the Concepción Chile Temple, revealing the beautifully detailed precast cladding being attached to the exterior walls. The white stone is a reflection of the temple's holy status as the House of the Lord.

May 20, 2017

Cladding Begins Around Base of Tower for the Concepción Chile Temple
The first façade panel for the tower of the Concepción Chile Temple was set in place this week. The glass fiber reinforced concrete is lightweight but durable, allowing for highly detailed ornamental concrete. Cladding of the north wall is nearly finished.

April 11, 2017

Cladding Reaches West Side of Concepción Chile Temple
Stone cladding of the Concepción Chile Temple has turned a corner, as work has progressed from the north wall to the west. The temple's west side faces southern Concepción's major thoroughfare, allowing motorists to see the aqua vapor barrier turn to white precast stone.

March 29, 2017

Cladding the Concepción Chile Temple
Scaffolding stretches across the north wall of the Concepción Chile Temple as laborers attach pieces of precast stone to the exterior. The impressive structure looms over a city thoroughfare, drawing the attention of passing motorists. A vapor barrier is going up on the housing facility.

March 18, 2017

Construction Update on the Concepción Chile Temple
As exterior cladding continues on the north side of the Concepción Chile Temple, attachment of the waterproofing membrane has wrapped around the east (or front) side of the temple. On the west side of the building, early landscaping has begun with the planting of palm trees. And near the driveway entrance, concrete has been poured for the monument sign holder.

January 26, 2017

Scaffolding Erected Along North Wall of Concepción Temple
Work has begun on attaching precast concrete cladding to the exterior of the Concepción Chile Temple. Workers started along the base of the north wall where scaffolding has been erected. The first panels of stone are located just below the scaffolding plank.

December 16, 2016

Concepción Chile Temple Entrance Feature
The main landscaping feature on the east side of the Concepción Chile Temple, has been added directly across from the main entrance doors. The shape is similar to a Spanish floor tile—square with rounded edges. A bright-colored building wrap covers the entire north side of the temple.

November 21, 2016

Cupola Assembly Added to Concepción Steeple Framework
The Concepción Chile Temple stands a little taller with the addition of the domed-shaped cupola assembly to the top of the steel framework for the steeple. Laborers continue to apply a building wrap to the north side of the temple while the grounds take shape with new concrete pours.

November 13, 2016

Guard House Going Up at Concepción Chile Temple
Concrete exterior walls have been poured for the guard house that stands at the entrance to the Concepción Chile Temple complex. Scaffolding surrounds the steeple framework, which will be faced with stone and topped with a dome-shaped cupola that will support the angel Moroni statue.

November 4, 2016

Workers Apply Building Wrap to Concepción Chile Temple
On the north side of the Concepción Chile Temple, workers can be seen applying a strip of bright aqua-colored building wrap to the concrete exterior walls. Additional framing has also been added to the top of the temple, which will produce a sloped roof that will easily shed water.

October 18, 2016

One Year After Concepción Chile Temple Groundbreaking
Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Concepción Chile Temple. The concrete exterior walls for the temple have been erected, and work continues on assembling the steel framework for the steeple. It is the second temple to be constructed in Chile.

October 3, 2016

Concepción Steeple Framework
A large crane has hoisted steel beams into place for the framework of the Concepción Chile Temple tower. Framing is also in place for the roof of the adjacent housing facility.

August 20, 2016

Tower Base Rising in Concepción
A new photograph of the front of the Concepción Chile Temple shows the first walls rising for the base of the tower. Window openings have been covered.

August 4, 2016

Scaffolding Net Hung Around Concepción Chile Temple
As workers prepare the exterior of the Concepción Chile Temple for paneling, debris netting is being hung to enclose the building and provide a safety barrier for workers and passers-by. Work continues simultaneously on a housing building just south of the temple.

June 29, 2016

Pouring the Parapet Wall at the Concepción Chile Temple
With the concrete exterior walls in place for the Concepción Chile Temple, workers are now pouring the low-profile parapet wall along the edge of the roof. The parapet wall shields rooftop equipment from view and adds distinction and style to the building, as seen in the temple rendering.

May 4, 2016

Concepción Chile Temple Growing Taller
Forms are in place for the second story exterior walls of the Concepción Chile Temple, seen rising on the banks of the Biobío River. The design of the beautiful building appears to draw inspiration from the Concepción Cathedral, which was razed following an earthquake in 1939.

April 12, 2016

Main Floor Exterior Walls Nearing Completion
At the Concepción Chile Temple, the majority of the main floor exterior walls have been poured, and rebar is rising for the second floor walls.

April 2, 2016

Concepción Temple Walls Rising
An overhead view of the Concepción Chile Temple shows the rising forms and rebar for pouring the concrete walls. Just beyond the temple is the on-site housing building.

March 12, 2016

Concepción Temple Superstructure
Hundreds of rods of rebar can be seen rising from the Concepción Chile Temple foundation in preparation for pouring the main level walls.

February 17, 2016

Temple Foundation Progress
The foundation of the Concepción Chile Temple has been wrapped in a waterproofing material while workers build out the basement level.

February 10, 2016

Foundation Walls Poured in Chile
The reinforced concrete walls for the foundations of the Concepción Chile Temple and the adjoining housing facility can be seen in new photographs.

January 22, 2016

Overhead View of the Concepción Chile Temple
The latest photographs of the Concepción Chile Temple provide a superb overhead view of the construction activity. Work continues on the foundation with forms and rebar rising around the perimeter of the temple pad. The housing facility to the north is also rising at this beautiful riverside location.

January 13, 2016

Rebar in Place for Concepción Temple Foundation
Work progresses steadily on the steel-reinforced foundation for the Concepción temple and its adjoining structures.

December 20, 2015

Concepción Temple Foundation
Work on the foundation for the Concepción Chile Temple is well underway. Due to the proximity of the site to a river, dewatering systems are in use.

November 26, 2015

Concepción Tower Crane Installed
At the Concepción Chile Temple, a tower crane has been installed to lift heavy materials, aiding in the construction of the temple and housing facility.

November 12, 2015

More Excavation in Concepción, Chile
Excavation for the Concepción Chile Temple and housing facility is growing deeper. The temple will stand on the beautiful Biobío River.

October 26, 2015

Excavating for Concepción Temple
With several trees removed and others transplanted, the work of excavation has begun for the Concepción Chile Temple complex.

October 17, 2015

Concepción Chile Temple Groundbreaking Held
The formal groundbreaking ceremony for the Concepción Chile Temple, Chile's second temple, was held at 10:00 this morning. Elder Walter F. González, president of the South America South Area, presided. The proceedings were broadcast live to area meetinghouses. Watch the broadcast.

October 5, 2015

Trees Felled at the Concepción Site
In preparation for the Concepción Chile Temple groundbreaking in two weeks, several trees were felled in September. The Concepción temple was announced six years ago.

June 15, 2015

Construction to Begin in Chile
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Concepción Chile Temple has been scheduled for Saturday, October 17. Construction is expected to last 2–3 years.

November 11, 2013

Preparing the Concepción Chile Temple Site
Activity has sprung up at the Concepción Chile Temple site as members help prepare the land for construction. No date has been announced for the groundbreaking, but it is expected to occur in the coming months. The temple was announced four years ago in General Conference.

February 16, 2013

Building Permit Issued for Concepción Chile Temple
Construction of the Concepción Chile Temple took a step closer last month with the issuance of a building permit from the city. Approval has been granted for a temple with underground parking and a patron housing facility. No groundbreaking date has been announced.

December 16, 2009

Chilean Newspaper Indicates Sale of Concepción Chile Temple Site
Reporters for Diario El Sur indicate a site has been acquired by the Church for the construction of the Concepción Chile Temple in Quinta Junge—a modern residential development in a beautifully forested area on the Biobío River. An apartment building on site had been under construction.

"Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life. And when they heard that, they entered into the temple early in the morning, and taught."
—Acts 5:20–21

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