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Concrete Work in Haiti
Concrete crews worked this week at the Port-au-Prince Haiti Temple grounds pouring the floor slab for the main level. In the coming weeks, exterior walls and structural framing for the temple will be put in place.
Arequipa Peru Updates
Crews made significant progress at the Arequipa Peru Temple site this week. Structural framing for the tower was set in place. Using a skyscraping crane, the preassembled walls of the tower were placed on the roof. On Friday 9 February, the beautiful domed cupola was installed atop the walls. Construction of the temple is progressing slightly ahead of schedule.
New Angel Placed in Africa
A new angel Moroni statue was set atop the Accra Ghana Temple this week, replacing the original that was installed in 2003.
Exterior Progress in OKC
At the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple, structural framing for the base of the new steeple has been erected. Wall sheathing has been attached to the majority of the exterior walls. Installers have begun to rough-in some of the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
Mesa Arizona Visitors’ Center Closure
When the Mesa Arizona Temple closes in May 2018 for extensive renovation, the adjoining visitors’ center will also close. The future of the structure has not been determined, however, as it depends on the needs and demands of the area.
Most Beautiful Places of Worship
Architectural Digest published an article this week of the most beautiful places of worship in each state. The Hartford Connecticut Temple and Salt Lake City Temple took the title for Connecticut and Utah, respectively.
Rededication Announced for Houston Temple
Following months of restoration work after Hurricane Harvey floodwaters breached the Houston Texas Temple, renovation is nearing completion. The temple will be rededicated by President M. Russell Ballard on Sunday 22 April 2018. There will not be a public open house preceding the dedication.
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