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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.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

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Brick Laying Continues at Kinshasa DRC Temple
Friday, June 23, 2017
Much of the exterior facade of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple has been covered in white insulation and brick, while crews attach purlins across the steel rafters that form the framework for the roof. The stake center stands in the background.

Barranquilla Temple Featured in Newspaper
Thursday, June 22, 2017
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.

3D Model Created for Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Although the solid barrier surrounding the construction site of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple will shield construction progress from view for several months, enthusiasts of Rio's new temple will be happy to watch the recently created 3D flyover. Crews are currently pouring the temple footings.

A Temple by the Ocean
Monday, June 19, 2017
Located just blocks from the sandy beaches of Fortaleza's Dunas neighborhood, the rising form of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple is drawing the attention of residents and tourists alike. In the coming months, the drab concrete exterior walls will be clad in a beautiful light-colored stone.

Sod Laid at the Meridian Idaho Temple Grounds
Saturday, June 17, 2017
A beautiful field of dark green grass now decorates the east side of the Meridian Idaho Temple where sod has recently been laid. The numerical address of the property has been affixed to the decorative fence that runs along the east property line facing North Linder Road.

Foundation Walls Visible for the Lisbon Portugal Temple
Friday, June 16, 2017
With foundation piers set in place to support the weight of the Lisbon Portugal Temple, crews have begun to pour the building's basement walls, which can now be seen just below ground level. Next door, work on the exterior walls for the adjoining meetinghouse is nearing completion.

Summer Sunset at the Cedar City Utah Temple
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Standing high on the north side of Leigh Hill, the Cedar City Utah Temple is a stirring sight for area members who eagerly anticipate the building's dedication in December. Southern Utah's desert climate is creating breathtaking summer sunsets that only add to the temple's beauty.

Upper Facade Walls for Durban South Africa Temple
Monday, June 12, 2017
Concrete forms are being set for the east and west facade walls of the Durban South Africa Temple. This center section of the building will rise above the side wings. At the housing facility, structural framing is finished for the ground floor, and scaffolding is going up around the upper floor.

Take a 3D Flight Over the Lisbon Portugal Temple Site
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Although work on the superstructure of the Lisbon Portugal Temple has yet to begin, you can take a flying aerial tour over the completed temple complex as created by 3D modeler, Brian Olson. At the actual construction site, brick layers are currently filling in the meetinghouse walls.

Concepción Chile Temple Façade Details
Thursday, June 8, 2017
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.

Tours Underway at Tucson Arizona Temple
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
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.

Preparing for Foundation Walls of Arequipa Peru Temple
Monday, June 5, 2017
Stunning aerial views of the Arequipa Peru Temple site show the foundation work underway for both the temple and an accommodation center. Footings have been poured inside the precisely cut excavation areas, and concrete forms and rebar are going up for the temple foundation walls.

President Eyring Rededicates the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Following an extensive renovation project that closed the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple for over two years, President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency rededicated the temple today in three sessions broadcast to all of the stakes in Idaho. The temple was the first constructed in the state.

Idaho Falls Idaho Temple Youth Cultural Celebration
Saturday, June 3, 2017
The entire floor of Pocatello's Holt Arena was filled to capacity tonight with 12,000 LDS youth celebrating the rededication of the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple.

Meridian Temple Landscaping
Friday, June 2, 2017
Dark green sod, immature trees, and plants are appearing in the parking area of the Meridian Idaho Temple as landscaping efforts progress on the temple grounds.

Advancements at the Durban South Africa Temple Site
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Crews at the Durban South Africa Temple have poured both the front wall and elevator shafts for the temple and the upper floor slab for the missionary housing, where basement plumbing is wrapping up. Trenches are being dug for the guardhouse as brickwork begins in the utility areas.

Tower Walls Poured for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Scaffolding has been removed from around the newly poured tower walls atop the west end of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple. And while work on the patron housing facility is on pace with the temple, construction of the meetinghouse is progressing at a slower pace. The temple and meetinghouse will be joined by a common plaza area but will retain separate parking lots.

Public Tours of Tucson Arizona Temple Begin Saturday
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
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.

Preparing for Rio Temple Footings
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Crews have set rebar and concrete forms in preparation for pouring the concrete footings for the foundation of the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple, the eighth in Brazil.

Brick Laying Begins at the Kinshasa DRC Temple
Monday, May 29, 2017
With the structural framing in place for the roof of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple, work has begun on attaching white insulating block and on laying brick over the waterproofed concrete block walls. The brick will later be finished with a white stucco.

"What a glorious thing it is for us to have the privilege of going to the temple for our own blessings. Then after going to the temple for our own blessings, what a glorious privilege to do the work for those who have gone on before us."
—Howard W. Hunter

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