Temple News & Updates | Week of 6 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.

Foundation Walls Rising for the Layton Utah Temple

Photo Courtesy of Rory Wallwork

The first foundation walls for the Layton Utah Temple are now visible over grade at the northwest corner of the excavation. Construction aggregate has filled in the spaces between the footings in preparation for the basement floor slab, and utility trenches are being backfilled as conduits are set in place and connected to City utility lines. A fire hydrant was recently installed, bringing added fire protection to the project.

Hamilton New Zealand Temple Entrance Canopy

Photo Courtesy of Eddie Riwai

Progress has been made on building a new canopy over the entrance to the Hamilton New Zealand Temple while the concrete crew continues to pour the long set of stairs leading from the street to the beautiful temple at the top of the hill. This is the first major renovation for the 62-year-old building, which is anticipated to be completed next year.

Water Feature Installed at the Tokyo Japan Temple

Photo Courtesy of Kyugo Yamauchi

A large attractive water feature has been installed on the grounds of the Tokyo Japan Temple. The curved concrete will be clad in stone and/or tile that complements the exterior of the building. It features a waterfall on one end and what appears to be a spray ring or spray nozzle in the circular component. Renovation of the temple and construction of the new annex are anticipated to be completed early next year.

Saratoga Springs Utah Temple Tower on the Rise

Photo Courtesy of James Turner

Construction of the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple continues to progress at a thrilling pace. The floor decks and roof deck have been installed, and the steel frame for the base of the tower has been assembled. The foundation has been protected against moisture and backfilled. The adjoining meetinghouse and grounds building have been framed and sheathed with plywood.

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Devin is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he studied English and Business Management. He is a writer, photographer, movie-fanatic, and a lover of street tacos. He served his mission in Tokyo, Japan.
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