Here at LDSDaily.com, we know that members of the church sure love temples. However, I would only hear about the status of a temple when it was announced, during the groundbreaking ceremony, the open house, the placement of the Angel Moroni, and the dedication. However, there is so much more going on with these sacred buildings that we just never hear about. So, we decided to post weekly (every Sunday) updates about the temples from around the world. What better way to stay up to date on what is going on with His holy houses.
Thanks to members of the church worldwide and our friends at LDSChurchTemples.com for providing these updates. If you have updates (including pictures or video) about a temple near you, feel free to send it to calledtoshare (at) ldsdaily.com.
Exterior Walls Hoisted Into Place at Tucson Temple
Construction Update: Beautiful precast concrete walls have been installed on the exterior of the Tucson Arizona temple this week. The ancillary building, which will stand on the northeast corner of the property, has also received concrete walls. The ancillary building will serve as a storage for the temple.
Temple Facts: The Tucson Arizona temple was announced in the October 2012 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in October 2015 by President Dieter F Uchtdorf. The temple will be approximately 34,000 square feet, will serve an estimated eight stakes in the area, and will be the sixth temple in the state of Arizona. Estimated completion is early 2018.
Lighting Installed at Fort Collins Temple
Construction Update: Lights have been installed at the Fort Collins Colorado temple which will light the entire building. Landscaping work on the grounds continues in preparation for the open house which is scheduled to begin mid-August.
Temple Facts: The Fort Collins Colorado temple was announced in the April 2011 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in August 2013 by Elder Ronald A Rasband. The temple will be approximately 30,389 square feet, will serve members in Northern Colorado, southern Wyoming, and western Nebraska. The Fort Collins Colorado temple will be the second temple in the state of Colorado.
Important Stones Installed at Philadelphia Temple
Construction Update: Two important stones were installed at the Philadelphia Pennsylvania temple on Friday. The stones contain the phrase, “Holiness to the Lord” and “The House of the Lord”. These symbolic stones will stand as a testament to the people of Philadelphia that the temple is a sacred building that is dedicated to sacred worship.
Temple Facts: The Philadelphia Pennsylvania temple was announced in the October 2008 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in September 2011 by President Henry B. Eyring. The temple will be approximately 53,000 square feet and will be the first temple built in Pennsylvania. The temple is scheduled to be dedicated on Sunday, September 18, 2016.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Interior Progress
Construction Update: Progress continues on the interior of the Hartford Connecticut temple as marble floors, lockers, light fixtures, trim, and cabinets are installed. The walls are also receiving paint.
Temple Facts: The Hartford Connecticut temple was announced in the October 2010 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in August 2013 by President Thomas S Monson. The temple will be approximately 25,000 square feet, will serve members in New York and New England areas. The Hartford Connecticut temple will be the second temple in New England, following the Boston Massachusetts temple. Estimated completion is late 2016.