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.
Cultural Celebration & Provo City Center Temple Dedication
Construction Update: The Provo City Center Utah Temple cultural celebration was held in the BYU Marriott Center on Saturday in preparation for the temple dedication which took place today, Sunday March 20, 2016. The celebration included a beautiful display of dancing, music, and
Temple Facts: The Provo City Center temple was announced in the October 2011 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in May 2012 by Elder Jeffrey R Holland. The temple will be approximately 85,084 square feet, will serve 28 stakes in Provo and Springville. The Provo City Center temple will be the sixteenth temple built in Utah, and the 150th temple of the church.
Additional Landscaping at Fort Collins Temple
Construction Update: The Fort Collins Colorado Temple received additional landscaping earlier this week. Sod, shrubbery, and exterior lighting was installed on the temple grounds. Also, the parking lot stalls have been painted in preparation for the open house which will commence on August 19th, 2016.
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.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Update
Construction Update: Granite panels continue to be installed on the exterior of the Hartford Connecticut temple this week. The footings and foundation walls on the temple president residence have been poured. Additional sprinkler lines were installed on the temple property landscaping. On the interior, counter tops are being installed and painting the walls continue.
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.
Concepción Chile Temple Receives Rebar For Walls
Construction Update: Hundreds of iron rebar concrete reinforcements have been installed in preparation for the pouring of the concrete walls of the Concepción Chile Temple.
Temple Facts: The Concepción Chile temple was announced in the October 2009 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in October 2015 by Elder Walter F. Gonzales. The temple will be approximately 23,000 square feet and will be the second temple built in Chile, behind the Santiago Chile Temple. The temple is scheduled to be completed in late 2018.
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