Monday, May 11, 2015

This Is The Place

A new stone is at the site.
Two new stones.  East and west.
The stones are quartzitic sandstone, which the pioneers used all over the exterior.
The beehives are quartzitic sandstone.
There are four posts near this new sign.  Two have beehives; two have capstones.
Masons placed a capstone on the west monument.
This west stone will have the same stone trim as the east stone.  The trim will be affixed with epoxy. 
The intersection of First South and University is receiving some serious attention.
The east side is still looking beautiful.
The area around the south entrance now has the black fabric which precedes the dirt delivery.
Our friend Brian Olson decided to help me better understand how this area will look.
I peeked through the fence along University Avenue and saw this new city lamp post in place.
Posts for the new fence keep sprouting along this side.
The pavilion is still incognito.
I did manage to get a clear shot of the cupola.
Segments of the fence are now in place at the south end of the lot.
Painters worked on the west fence.
I saw something interesting today.
I tried to get a good look.
My camera helped.
This appears to be lighting for the exterior of the temple.
Landscaping is ongoing in the north lot.
The supervisor kept an eye on things.
Men were raking dirt, a hopeful sign, since I'm waiting for sod.
The south lot isn't quite ready for sod yet.
I continue to check out the activity inside this tent.
A lone mason works here.
This is a block of marble for the interior.
The mason is relegated to the south lot because his work creates dust and his epoxy is odiferous.
I checked out the doorways.  This is the northeast tower door.  Concrete bases for lighting are visible.
The brick around the southeast door was recently repaired.  The opening for the cornerstone is visible on the right.
The southwest doorway has trim, but I can't quite see it.
I am encouraged by what I saw at the northwest tower entrance.
The north emergency door continues to be open, but I can't see inside.
There are now many beautiful things to see at the site.
It's worth a trip downtown just to see the new fountain.
On a beautiful morning, the trip is always worth it!


Unknown said...

You are without a doubt the best Temple Construction Blogger - EVER! I love looking at and reading your delightful posts. Keep 'em coming.

Easy_Going_Dad said...

With the signage up, it makes it feel even closer to completion. I toured the Payson Temple, and it was indeed one of the most beautiful temples I've ever seen. But this temple means so much more to me. It has history which I was apart of when I performed in concerts held inside of it. It has tragedy that left its future uncertain, then triumph when its renovation was announced. The Payson Temple is brand new and could therefor be designed however the Church desired it to look. But this temple has deep rooted heritage, and that heritage is shaping what it becomes and how it looks today. Lastly, and most importantly, this is my temple. This is the temple I will be assigned to. It's the one I get to volunteer at for the open house, the one my kids get to participate in the cultural celebration for, and the one who's dedication will be such a personal experience for me.

Katshrnk said...

I like the supervisor 😀

Kevin said...

Hey. I just noticed that monument sign says "Provo City Center Utah Temple" I thought it was just Provo City Center Temple.

Julie Markham said...

I was surprised, too. I believe that most US temples now have the state in their name.