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Changes in OKC
Framers set new studs for the entrance lobby of the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple this week. Once the studs were placed they began sheathing the walls. The new product provides more moisture protection than before, in hopes of minimizing the risk of mold. Renovations have been underway for four months; while no official completion date has been announced, the temple is expected to be reopened in 2019.
Oakland California Temple Closes
Patrons filled the Oakland California Temple grounds this week to take photos before the temple officially closed for renovation. The temple is going to undergo a year-long renovation project; changes will include bringing the building up to code. The renovation will be followed by a public open house, cultural celebration, and a rededication.
Steeple Progress in Lisbon
Concrete walls have been poured for the steeple of the Lisbon Portugal Temple. Those walls will support a tapering gold-colored spire topped by a statue of the angel Moroni. Construction is progressing well and the temple is anticipated to be complete in mid-2019.
Scaffolding Removed in DRC
The Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple is now visible without the obstruction of scaffolding. The driveways and parking are have been outlined in concrete blocks and shingles are being added to the roof.