Courtesy of Billy Knorpp

Temple News & Updates | Week of 17 July

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Rising Tower in Chile

A view from a high-rise next to the Concepción Chile Temple temple site shows progress being made on the temple tower. The precast stone cladding is nearly completed on the north and south walls, while crews continue to work on the east and west walls.

Courtesy of Elder Fred Stephenson


Foundation Poured for Arequipa Peru Temple

An aerial photograph of the Arequipa Peru Temple site shows the completed foundation walls. Columns of rebar are being put into place as support for the structure. Excavation for the foundation of the housing facility can be seen in the background.


A Temple from A Drone’s-Eye View 

New photographs taken from a drone show the beautiful grounds of the Meridian Idaho Temple grounds. Work is underway on interior finishings and a water feature located in the center of the patron plaza.

Courtesy of Billy Knorpp


Exterior Progress at Barranquilla Colombia Temple

Crews have made significant progress on cladding the south wall of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple. Once the south wall is completed, crews will move on to the west wall and domed tower.

Courtesy of Damian Garces Acevedo




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Natalie is a graduate of Brigham Young Unversity, where she studied Communications and Editing. She is passionate about the Northern California coast, reading biographies, and the Oxford comma.
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