Temple News & Updates | Week of 11 October 2020

Thanks to members of the church worldwide and ChurchofJesusChristTemples.org for providing these updates. Please Note: It is possible that progress has been made on temples not included in this article that we have not been made aware of.  If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com.

Site Preparation for the Moses Lake Washington Temple

Image Courtesy of Charles H. Featherstone

Garden tools and light machinery are preparing the site of the Moses Lake Washington Temple for the groundbreaking that is scheduled to occur this month. A specific day has not been publicly announced. The property has been fenced, and strips of sod are being laid to beautify the ceremony location. The building permits are currently being reviewed and are anticipated to be issued shortly.

Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Parking Lot

Image Courtesy of Jason Gibson

Fresh asphalt stretches across the northwest quarter of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple site where pavers are installing the parking areas for the religious complex. Curb and gutter has been poured around the meetinghouse and grounds building in preparation for paving as well. The exterior of the temple is changing regularly as the installation of precast concrete panels continues, providing an exciting spectacle for construction observers.

Construction of the Puebla Mexico Temple Begins in Earnest

Image Courtesy of Ruben Meija

Large-scale construction is underway on the Puebla Mexico Temple, following a delay of several months after last November’s groundbreaking ceremony. A tower crane was assembled on site this week, and materials have been delivered to the staging areas. The temple is located near the Atoyac River across the street from a private golf course in the northwest section of the city.

Praia Cabo Verde Temple Steeple Frame

Image Courtesy of Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

The steeple frame has been erected atop the Praia Cabo Verde Temple, which will later be capped with a dome-shaped cupola and lantern. The concrete block exterior walls have been completed, and the window openings will soon be boarded to allow interior work to move forward. The foundation slab for the adjoining meetinghouse has cured, and support columns are now being poured along the perimeter of the building.

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