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Five Weeks Into Memphis Temple Renovation
Crews have made significant progress on dismantling the interior and exterior of the Memphis Tennessee Temple. Area missionaries have been serving at the site and were given the job of taking apart delicate items like the celestial room chandelier.
Cladding Coming Down in OKC
Progress continues on the Oklahoma City Oklahoma Temple renovation as crews remove pieces of marble cladding from the exterior walls. The temple is expected to reopen in 2019.
Exterior Walls Complete in South America
Crews are making steady progress on the Arequipa Peru Temple. The walls of the structure were completed this last week, and a large construction crane has been removed from the site.
Palm Trees Planted in Colombia
Stately palm trees have been arranged in two rows on the grounds of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple. Cladding is continuing to the temple’s tower and an ornamental cornice is being installed along the roof line.
Roof Decking Being Placed In Africa
Crews working on the Durban South Africa Temple have started placing decking atop the roof trusses. The design of the roof will allow the African rains to roll off the roof and will add a distinct aesthetic to the building.
Scaffolding Removed in Rome
The towers of the Rome Italy Temple are clearly visible for the first time since steel framing went up in 2013. Interior work is underway. A completion date of the temple has yet to be announced.
Progress Continues in Brazil
The site of the Fortaleza Brazil Temple is progressing quickly and smoothly. A vapor barrier and stone cladding are being attached to the temple walls. The adjacent meetinghouse is nearing completion as well. The temple is estimated to be completed by mid-2019, though no official date has been announced.
More Walls Completed in Portugal
Crews have poured more exterior walls on the Lisbon Portugal Temple. The temple is estimated to be complete in late 2019.
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