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Art Glass Installation Continues at the Cedar City Utah Temple

Interior and exterior lighting at the Cedar City Utah Temple is bringing to life the vivid colors and symbolism of the art glass being installed. Exterior lights tucked under the cornice of the temple create a dramatic effect.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Meridian Temple Moroni Watches Solar Eclipse
Monday, August 21, 2017
An extraordinary photograph of the Meridian Idaho Temple captured today by Jim Harmer shows the angel Moroni heralding toward the eclipsing sun. The open house for the temple begins in two months on October 21 and ends November 11.

The Great American Eclipse: In the Path of Totality
Monday, August 21, 2017
A handful of temples in the United States stand in the path of totality for today's solar eclipse. Near the center of the path are the Rexburg and Columbia temples. Idaho Falls and Nashville are also in the path with Kansas City and St. Louis on the edges.

São Paulo Temple Visitors' Center
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Crews are erecting the structural framing for the Christus rotunda at the São Paulo Brazil Temple visitors' center. Its opening will likely coincide with the temple's 40th anniversary.

Roof Slab Poured for Frankfurt Temple Addition
Saturday, August 19, 2017
Crews stand on the recently poured roof slab for the basement addition of the Frankfurt Germany Temple, which will house the new baptismal font. A parking area has been added on the east side of the newly constructed temple missionary housing facility.

Preparing to Pour Floor Slab at the Lisbon Portugal Temple
Friday, August 18, 2017
At the Lisbon Portugal Temple construction site, the temple foundation walls have been sealed and a criss-crossed pattern of rebar has been laid across the top as preparations are made for pouring the main level floor slab. At the meetinghouse, crews continue to attach cladding to the exterior, and the main body of the detached spire has been poured. Construction advances on a largely underground ancillary building at the rear of the property.

Ready for Roof Slab in Durban
Thursday, August 17, 2017
A maze of scaffolding surrounds the top floor of the Durban South Africa Temple as crews prepare to pour the roof slab. The basement bricklaying is finished, and stairwell construction continues. Brickwork on the temple president's apartment nears completion while roofs have been completed on two of the entrance buildings.

Waterproofing Exterior Walls of Fortaleza Brazil Temple
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
The poured and cured concrete exterior walls of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple are now being sealed and waterproofed, starting in the inset sections around the window openings. Crews are assembling the steel framing for the patron housing roof while the meetinghouse walls begin to rise.

Stone Cladding Progressing Up Concepción Temple Tower
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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.

Progress on the Roof
Monday, August 14, 2017
Roof decking for the Kinshasa DRC Temple is going up while site grading is underway.

157th Operating Temple Dedicated in Tucson
Sunday, August 13, 2017
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
Saturday, August 12, 2017
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.

Curb and Gutter Going in at the Barranquilla Colombia Temple
Friday, August 11, 2017
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.

Preparing to Roof in Durban
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
As brickwork begins at the president's residence and continues at the missionary housing and temple basement, the temple infill panel has been poured and roof decking preparations have begun. Subcontractors on site include electricians, plumbers, and air-conditioning technicians. The mechanical facility is being backfilled.

Cladding Meetinghouse at Lisbon Portugal Temple Site
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Crews have begun attaching stone cladding to the exterior of the meetinghouse that shares a site with the Lisbon Portugal Temple. Walls are rising for the ancillary building that will stand between the temple and meetinghouse, and work is nearing completion on the temple foundation.

Hanging Light Fixtures in the Cedar City Utah Temple
Monday, August 7, 2017
Work continues inside and outside at the Cedar City Utah Temple including the hanging of interior light fixtures, the installation of art glass, and the planting of additional trees and shrubs around the temple grounds. The public open house begins in just under three months.

Tucson Arizona Temple Dedication in One Week
Sunday, August 6, 2017
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.

Decorative Fence Installation Begins in Concepción
Friday, August 4, 2017
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.

Rededication Announced for the Jordan River Utah Temple
Thursday, August 3, 2017
The First Presidency of the Church has announced that a public open house will be held for the newly renovated Jordan River Utah Temple from Saturday, March 17, through Saturday, April 28, 2018. The temple will be rededicated on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in three sessions.

Work Started on Superstructure of Arequipa Peru Temple
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Rising columns of rebar and concrete forms at the Arequipa Peru Temple are the first signs of progress on the building's superstructure. Crews are working simultaneously on an adjoining housing facility. A concrete pump and tower crane assist in the work.

Sod Being Laid at Cedar City Temple
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Landscaping progress at the Cedar City Utah Temple includes the laying of sod around the immediate area of the building. Numerous trees have also been planted.

Brickwork at the Durban South Africa Temple Site
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Loads of bricks continue to arrive at the nearly waterproofed Durban South Africa Temple. They are being laid in the temple basement and in the missionary housing. Work continues on plumbing, electrical, sewer, and stair construction. The east soffit wall of the temple has been poured.

Preparing for Groundbreaking in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Saturday, July 29, 2017
In just three months the groundbreaking ceremony for the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple will be held, marking the formal commencement of construction. Heavy equipment is on site (behind the Route de Freres chapel) as ground is cleared and prepared for services.

Ready for Font Pour in Kinshasa
Friday, July 28, 2017
At the Kinshasa DRC Temple, crews are preparing to pour the concrete support for the baptismal font and to attach plywood to the roof trusses.

Golden Hour at the Bountiful Utah Temple
Thursday, July 27, 2017
A new photograph of the Bountiful Utah Temple captures the building just before sunset during the golden hour. Scaffolding will remain on top of the building through the summer as a moisture problem with the spire is rectified. The temple is the 47th operating temple of the Church.

Rome Construction Trailers Donated
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The office trailers at the Rome Italy Temple have been donated to local organizations as office space was relocated to the patron housing.

Basement Addition Taking Shape at Frankfurt Temple
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Standing at the construction entrance to the Frankfurt Germany Temple, the exterior forms for the basement addition can easily be seen. Once completed, the addition will be almost entirely buried underground with the protruding portions being incorporated into the landscaping.

Scaffolding Returns to Jordan River Utah Temple
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
As renovation work progresses at the Jordan River Utah Temple, newly erected scaffolding can be seen over the temple's exterior windows.

"I want to see the temple built in a manner that it will endure through the Millennium. This is not the only temple we shall build; there will be hundreds of them built and dedicated to the Lord."
—Brigham Young

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