Temple News & Updates | Week of 8 March 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.

Yigo Guam Temple Taking Shape

Photo Courtesy of Rob Shumate

The rear side of the Yigo Guam Temple is visible from Milalak Drive through the main construction entrance to the project. The concrete exterior walls of the building have been poured, which are surrounded by wooden scaffolding. On top of the roof level, a tower will rise and additional walls that will provide architectural beauty while shielding rooftop equipment.

Glass Windows Replaced in the Salt Lake Temple

Photo Courtesy of Harold Weintz

The grounds on the south side of the Salt Lake Temple are looking unusually barren with the absence of familiar structures that have stood on the site for decades. Excavation is deepening around the temple foundation while construction activities continue inside the edifice. Glass windows are being replaced with temporary construction activities continue inside the edifice. Glass windows are being replaced with temporary construction windows made of heavy mil plastic. Access scaffolding has been removed from the south wall, and the majority of the South Visitors’ Center basement has been hauled away.

Preparing for the Taylorsville Utah Temple

Photo Courtesy of Aaron Baker

“In our view, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could not have picked a better location,” said Taylorsville Mayor Kristie Overson of the Taylorsville Utah Temple site. “It is a visible location supported by nearby business and vibrant neighborhoods, as well as adjacent thoroughfares and convenient freeway onramps,” she noted. This spring, the church building that currently occupies the site is anticipated to be demolished. It has been serving as the stake center for the Taylorsville Utah Valley Park Stake.

St. George Utah Temple: A Beacon of Light

Photo Courtesy of Nyalene Fletcher Watson

Renovation activities at the St. George Utah Temple have not extinguished the exterior lighting system that creates a familiar beacon of light for St. George residents and visitors. With its 1970s additions removed, the 143-year-old temple appears more as it did during the first half of the twentieth century. On the east side of the temple, scaffolding has been erected, and a large mound of dirt is just about all that remains of the east-side landscaping.

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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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