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Temple News & Updates | Week of August 7

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Latter-day Saint temples continue to be built around the world as the gospel of Jesus Christ rolls forth. Here’s a quick look at temple news and updates from this last week.

Excavation Completed for the Elko Nevada Temple

Black tarps encircle the sloped edges of the excavation area for the Elko Nevada Temple. Ground preparation activities have been underway for the past three months, which included mass excavation and bringing in a superior material. The temple site, located on Ruby Vista Drive, has a beautiful view of the Ruby Mountains.

Courtesy of churchofjesuschristtemples.org
Courtesy of Elko Nevada Temple Facebook page
Courtesy of Acha Construction

Forming the Basement Walls of the Lindon Utah Temple

On the north and south sides of the Lindon Utah Temple, forms have been set for the walls of the basement level. The subbasement walls on the south end have already cured, allowing the next level to rise. Steel embed plates are visible along the surface of the forms, which are used to connect structural steel to concrete.

Courtesy of Brent R.
Courtesy of Brent R.

Parapet Poured for the St. George Utah Temple Addition

Concrete posts have been poured for the parapet on top of the west addition of the St. George Utah Temple. The parapet will feature the same iconic battlements that give the historic temple its castlelike appearance as a fortress for the King of Kings. The temple is scheduled to reopen in late 2022.

Courtesy of Julia Corry
Courtesy of Julia Corry
Courtesy of Julia Corry

Lettering Painted at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple

Craftsmen at the Saratoga Springs Utah Temple are painting the inscription lettering on the building’s monument signs and entrance portico. Inside, crews are positioning furniture and hanging artwork. Landscapers have nearly finished the job of arranging functional and aesthetically beautiful grounds while punch list items are being identified to bring the temple to final completion. No dates have been announced yet for the open house and dedication.

Courtesy of Aaron Allen
Courtesy of James Turner
Courtesy of James Turner

Entrance Doors for the Bentonville Arkansas Temple Installed

At the entrance to the Bentonville Arkansas Temple, wooden forms have been set in place for the front staircase and beautiful gold-colored doors have been installed in the doorway opening. Stained glass will be installed in the doors, coordinating with the stained-glass windows used throughout the temple. Fence panels will soon be attached to the black posts that been have been dropped across the front of the building.

Courtesy of Valerie Chandler
Courtesy of Valerie Chandler
Courtesy of Valerie Chandler

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