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More Temple News

As if enough hasn’t been happening with temples in the past week and a half (see posts here and here), this afternoon the Church Newsroom officially released the architectural renderings of both the Hartford Connecticut Temple and the Indianapolis Indiana Temple.

During his remarks of the opening session of the October 2010 General Conference President Thomas S. Monson announced five temples, these two being part of that group of five. Since that time the Church’s temple department has worked at a feverish pace to secure and prepare the sites for these sacred edifices and Houses of the Lord.

Below I want to share with you the just-released renderings of these two temples, and just a few examples of other temples that are currently under construction in the Church.

The proposed design for the Hartford Connecticut Temple.

The proposed design of the Indianapolis Indiana Temple.

And a few other temples currently under construction.

The Brigham City Temple which is set for dedication on Sunday, 23 September 2012. – Photo courtesy of

Another view of the Brigham City Temple, looking northeast. – Photo courtesy of

The Calgary Alberta Temple in Canada. Outside scaffolding came down just this month. – Photo courtesy of Jonathan Morton.

The architectural rendering of the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple for which ground was broken last September.

The Paris France Temple which will be built in the northwest suburbs of Paris in Le Chesnay. There are other buildings currently on the site. However, building has been approved and a formal groundbreaking is expected next year some time. – This temple does not have plans for a statue of Angel Moroni, but will have public gardens.

The Manaus Brazil Temple. Scheduled for dedication Sunday, 10 June 2012. – The open house to the general public starts in just a couple of days.

One of the ordinance rooms from the completed Manaus Brazil Temple.

The Payson Utah Temple for which ground was broken last October. It will be visible from I-15 and will be the third temple in the Utah Valley, joining the existing Provo Utah Temple and the Provo City Center Temple for which ground was broken last Saturday. – I love this temple’s design for some reason.

The Fortaleza Brazil Temple. Ground was broken for this temple last fall also by Elder David A. Bednar of the Twelve. I think it has a classical cathedral design very similar to the Philadelphia Temple.

And there are many, many more! Currently there are 15 temples under construction, 3 undergoing renovation, and 14 more announced. It is truly an exciting time to be alive and see the Church flourishing as it is.

I just wanted to end by sharing this video which the Church produced for the groundbreaking ceremonies of the Rome Italy Temple 23 October 2010. Having been the site of the death of one Church President, the Apostle Peter, the groundbreaking in the Eternal City was a historic event presided over by President Monson himself. Giving a glimpse of the complex that will surround the Rome Italy Temple, the complex will include The Religious and Cultural Center, the first of its kind in Italy, a stake center, a Visitors’ Center, a Family History Center, Patron Housing, and of course the temple, all of which will be surrounded by lovely gardens.

And if you’ve enjoyed everything I’ve shared here, then you might just like this live webcam of the renovation of the Ogden Utah Temple. It updates every 60 seconds and is fun to watch as the temple once again takes shape.

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  1. beautiful!!!! love you babe :)

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