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.
Open House Concludes at Provo City Center Temple
Construction Update: The open house for the Provo Utah City Center temple concluded on Saturday, March 5th. Final repairs and maintenance have begun in preparation for the dedication which will take place on Sunday, March 20th.
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.
Exterior Walls Installed at Tucson Temple
Construction Update: Additional precast concrete panels were hoisted into place this week at the Tucson Arizona temple. The panels on the main level of the building are now installed and complete.
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.
Retaining Wall Constructed at Meridian Temple
Construction Update: While the majority of the progress of the Meridian Idaho temple is being completed on the interior, a new retaining wall on the northern edge of the property was built this week.
Temple Facts: The Meridian Idaho temple was announced in the April 2011 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in August 2014 by Elder David A Bednar. The temple will be approximately 65,960 square feet, will serve members Meridian, Nampa, Kuna, and Middleton. A new stake center is also being built on the land. The Meridian Idaho temple will be the fifth temple in the state of Idaho. Estimated completion is late 2017.
Art Glass Added to Stay Valley Temple
Construction Update: Beautiful new art glass were installed on Monday at the Stay Valley Wyoming temple. The new art glass replaced temporary glass, which has been installed in other areas of the temple until the remaining art glass is completed.
Temple Facts: The Star Valley Wyoming temple was announced in the October 2011 session of General Conference. The groundbreaking ceremony was held in April 2015 by Elder Craig C. Christensen. The temple will be approximately 17,000 square feet, will serve members in the following six stakes: Afton Wyoming Stake, Kemmerer Wyoming Stake, Montpelier Idaho Stake, Montpelier Idaho South Stake, Soda Springs Idaho Stake, and Thayne Wyoming Stake. The Star Valley Wyoming temple will be the first built in the state of Wyoming. Estimated completion is early 2017.
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