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Fortaleza Brazil Temple

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

Latest News

March 17, 2018

Laying Sod at the Fortaleza Brazil Temple Site
New photographs taken from the perspective of a nearby high-rise building shows the landscaping progress at the Fortaleza Brazil Temple including bright green sod around the meetinghouse parking area and new plants and trees in the perimeter gardens.

December 21, 2017

More Scaffolding, Palm Trees at Fortaleza Brazil Temple
Scaffolding now surrounds the recently installed framework for the cupola that tops the Fortaleza Brazil Temple tower as crews continue to make progress on the stone cladding. In the parking area behind the temple, numerous palm trees have been planted in a precise pattern.

December 11, 2017

Cupola Framework Installed Atop Fortaleza Brazil Temple
The Fortaleza Brazil Temple has a conspicuous new addition atop the scaffold-covered steeple base: the steel framework for the domed cupola. Workers continue to make progress on cladding the exterior of the building, which has reached window level on some walls.

December 3, 2017

A Bird's-Eye View of Fortaleza
New photographs of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple complex show the progress being made on cladding the temple and patron housing and on roofing the stake center.

November 23, 2017

Steeple Added to Fortaleza Chapel
More progress has been made at the Fortaleza Brazil Temple complex where stone cladding rises higher on the temple walls and a white steeple now caps the meetinghouse.

November 9, 2017

Meetinghouse Trusses Going Up at Fortaleza Brazil Temple
Since footings were poured for the meetinghouse at the Fortaleza Brazil Temple in March, structural framing for the building is already nearing completion as crews set trusses for the roof. At the temple, windows openings are being covered, and the vapor barrier is being attached.

September 1, 2017

Progress on All Buildings at the Fortaleza Temple Complex
The Brazilian sun shines on the trio of reinforced-concrete structures rising at the Fortaleza Brazil Temple complex. While work continues on attaching a vapor barrier to the temple, crews have finished adding a roof to the patron housing and erecting the exterior walls for the meetinghouse.

August 16, 2017

Waterproofing Exterior Walls of Fortaleza Brazil Temple
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.

June 19, 2017

A Temple by the Ocean
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.

May 31, 2017

Tower Walls Poured for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple
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.

April 25, 2017

Tower Rising on West End of Fortaleza Brazil Temple
At the Fortaleza Brazil Temple site, concrete forms have been set in place for pouring the lower walls of the tower. Scaffolding surrounds the forms, giving crews a place to stand and guide the concrete chutes. The lower walls will be topped with a hexagonal-shaped cupola, crowned with a dome and angel Moroni statue. The temple will be the seventh constructed in Brazil.

March 22, 2017

Structural Framing Started for Fortaleza Brazil Temple Tower
The Fortaleza Brazil Temple is bringing holiness and light to the country's fifth largest city where forms and rebar are being set for the exterior walls of the domed tower. To the north of the temple, work is proceeding on the roof for the patron housing, which will provide accommodations for long-distance travelers. Ground was recently broken in Brazil's second largest city for the Rio de Janeiro Brazil Temple.

March 8, 2017

A View of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple from Across the Way
The rising Fortaleza Brazil Temple and patron housing facility can be seen from an elevated vantage point across the street, providing a wonderful view of the developing site. More concrete has been poured on the east and west sides of the temple, which will soon have an emerging tower.

February 9, 2017

Scaffolding Removed from Side of Fortaleza Brazil Temple
With the parapet poured for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple, scaffolding has been removed from the south side of the building. Attention now turns to pouring the base for the tower, which will rise high on the west side. Progress continues simultaneously on the patron housing facility.

January 29, 2017

Setting Concrete Forms for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple
A tower crane at the Fortaleza Brazil Temple is delivering concrete forms to the top of the exterior walls where they are being set in preparation for pouring the parapet—a low wall along the roof line that will add distinction to the building and shield rooftop equipment from view.

January 3, 2017

Rising Landmark in Fortaleza, Brazil
The second-floor walls for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple have been poured, and the concrete forms have been removed. The temple is quickly becoming a city landmark.

December 21, 2016

Fortaleza Brazil Temple Visible from Roadway
Motorists traveling along Avenida Santos Dumont in Fortaleza can easily see the rising walls of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple above the blue and white construction barrier that surrounds the property. Rebar on the west side of the building is slightly taller, as it will support the steeple.

December 7, 2016

Second Floor Walls Rising for Fortaleza Brazil Temple
The latest photographs of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple show concrete forms going up for the second-floor walls and for the elevator shaft. Structural framing continues to rise for the patron housing facility, and subgrade work has commenced on the adjoining meetinghouse.

November 25, 2016

Fortaleza Brazil Temple Main Floor Walls
Concrete forms stand on top of the foundation walls for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple, holding the curing main floor exterior walls. North of the temple, structural columns are rising for the patron housing facility where long-distance travelers will be accommodated.

October 20, 2016

Structural Framing Rising for Fortaleza Patron Housing
At the Fortaleza Brazil Temple site, columns of rebar are rising from concrete forms as workers erect the structural framing for the patron housing building.

August 30, 2016

High-Rise View of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple Construction
Concrete forms and rebar are emerging above the sandy soil at the Fortaleza Brazil Temple site as construction workers prepare to pour the foundation walls. A new photograph taken from the high-rise building adjacent to the Church property gives an overhead view of the activity.

May 29, 2016

Heavy Equipment Arrives at Fortaleza Brazil Temple Site
Construction activity has been observed at the Fortaleza Brazil Temple site where heavy equipment is clearing and leveling the ground. Elder David A. Bednar presided at the groundbreaking ceremony 4½ years ago, and the Brazilian Saints have been waiting patiently for this day ever since.

May 23, 2014

Redesigned Plans Approved for Fortaleza Brazil Temple
Government approval has been granted for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple, which was fully redesigned after the groundbreaking ceremony. A team is being assembled to commence with construction. The original double-tower design of the temple was unveiled in November 2011 at the groundbreaking.

November 15, 2011

Fortaleza Brazil Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony
Hundreds of Brazilian Saints gathered in the beautiful coastal community of Dunas in Fortaleza, Brazil, for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple on the morning of November 15. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve presided over the services.

November 10, 2011

Fortaleza Brazil Temple Groundbreaking Announced
Numerous Brazilian members indicate that the groundbreaking ceremony for the Fortaleza Brazil Temple will occur on November 15, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve will reportedly preside. Attendance at the temple site is by invitation.

"And I, Nephi, did build a temple; and I did construct it after the manner of the temple of Solomon…and the workmanship thereof was exceedingly fine."
—2 Nephi 5:16

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