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Construction Continues in North Carolina
The Raleigh North Carolina Temple has been closed since early January 2018 while the building undergoes extensive renovations. Demolition and cleanup are coming to an end, so crews are turning their attention to rebuilding the structure. Framing has been set in place to support a new roofline, and a mold-resistant coating has been applied to wall studs.
Beautiul Photo in DRC
A photo taken from a nearby high-rise shows the Kinshasa Democratic Republic of the Congo Temple with the Congo River flowing in the background. Landscaping trees are being planted around the temple grounds, and interior stone and tile work continue to progress. The temple, the first in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, is estimated to be completed in early 2019.
Landscaping Work in Colombia
The grounds of the Barranquilla Colombia Temple are being beautified thanks to groundcover plants and deciduous trees. The exterior of an adjacent housing facility is nearing completion as crews finish work on a front facade.
An Open House at Last
The Church announced this week that a public open house for the Rome Italy Temple will be held early in 2019. Read more details from the announcement here.
Updates from Tokyo
The Tokyo Japan Temple closed in late September 2017 to be extensively remodeled. Work has been progressing well and has resulted in a parking lot being removed and the adjacent annex building’s demolition. A new facility, which will include patron accommodation services, meetinghouses, and Area offices, will be built in its place.
Moroni in Place in Chile
Crews at the Concepción Chile Temple topped the cupola with a gold-leafed angel Moroni statue this week. Watch a Facebook Live video from the event, presented via Sala de Prensa Mormona Chile, here.
Progress in Haiti
Crews have been hard at work in Port-au-Prince Haiti the last two months working on the country’s first temple. Structural steel forms of the building’s skeleton, including a steeple, are nearly complete. Workers will focus next on the roof and exterior cladding.
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