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Overall Updates in Chile
At the Concepción Chile Temple crews installed exterior floodlighting, lighting the tower this past week. The angel Moroni statue is on site awaiting installation, exterior cladding on the western side of the temple, and the eastern wall is being prepared for stone cladding.
A Long-Awaited Update on the Rome Temple
Construction of the Rome Italy Temple is progressing well following some delays experienced earlier this year. Installation continues on 800 panes of art glass while palm trees and other plants are added to the grounds. Scaffolding is being removed from the east tower. An official completion date is yet to be announced.
Steeple Framework Reattached to Kinshasa Temple
After making a few adjustments, the steel framing for the spire of the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple has been reattached to the steeple base. The changes were made to ensure that the temple is built in the highest quality possible.
Insulating the Missionary Housing in Durban
The two-story missionary housing facility at the Durban South Africa Temple site is being sprayed with polyurethane insulation, as a second group pours concrete for the baptismal font inside the temple. Work continues on backfilling the temple foundation.
Main Floor Walls Rising in Portugal
Construction activity at the Lisbon Portugal Temple is now visible about the construction fence as crews pour the concrete exterior walls for the main floor. The adjoining meetinghouse is surrounded by scaffolding as work continues on cladding the building.
Preparing for Roof Slab in Peru
Walls are completed on the second floor at the Arequipa Peru Temple and crews are preparing to pour the roof slab, parapet walls, and tower walls. Thanks to a construction group with previous temple building experience, progress is coming along quickly.
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