Temple News & Updates | Week of 27 September 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.

Video Update on the Salt Lake Temple Renovation

Photo Courtesy of Jacob Oscarson

“In this phase of the construction process, it may look a little bit shocking to some,” says Andy Kirby, director of historic temple renovations, in a new video update on the Salt Lake Temple renovation. “It’s a little bit messy and there’s been significant changes around the temple, but trust that this is a phase and a step [in] the important process of strengthening the temple and preparing it for many generations in the future.” Watch the Salt Lake Temple Renovation: September 2020 Update video.

Winnipeg Manitoba Temple Art Glass Installed

Photo Courtesy of Fabiola Juarez

The final pieces of art glass have been installed in the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple, filling the elegant archway over the entrance, the narrow openings in the steeple, and the main body of the temple. Temporary construction doors being used in the entrance will soon be replaced with larger glass-filled doors underneath an inscription stone—yet to be installed—designating the temple as the House of the Lord. The temple incorporates a flower into the design theme, which appears to be the province’s official flower, the prairie crocus.

A Glimpse at the Alabang Philippines Temple Site

Photo Courtesy of LhexiMont

Steady activity has been underway at the Alabang Philippines Temple site since the groundbreaking was held in early June. Construction aggregate was spread around the sites for the temple and the housing facility to create staging surfaces for the construction equipment. Piling and drilling rigs have been among the heavy machinery on site, helping to build a solid foundation for the temple, which will sit on moist soil next to the meandering Alabang River.

Attaching Exterior Panels to the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Photo Courtesy of Aaron Tate

Delivery trucks are making regular stops at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple, carrying beautifully detailed precast concrete panels that are now being attached to the structural framing for the temple. The steeple frame was recently assembled, and interior framing is underway on the main floor. The accompanying meetinghouse and grounds building have been framed and are being wrapped in a vapor barrier.

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