The Payson Temple received its Angel Moroni statue on Thursday and remains one of 15 temples that are currently under construction. The Payson Temple construction is expected to be completed in 2015.
Right now, there are 141 temples in operation around the world, and 29 more will be completed in the coming years, with 15 under construction and 14 that have been announced.
Here’s a breakdown of the temples that have been announced over the past several years.
Provo City Center: Announced in October 2011. The groundbreaking took place on May 12, 2012 and construction completion is anticipated in 2015.
Fort Collins, Colo.: Announced in April 2011. The groundbreaking took place on Aug. 26, 2013 and construction is expected to be complete by 2016.
Gilbert, Ariz.: Final touches are being added, and completion is anticipated for 2014.
Phoenix, Ariz.: Announced April 2008. The groundbreaking took place on June 4, 2011. Completion is anticipated for 2014.
Other temples under construction include Cordoba, Argentina; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Fortaleza Brazil; Hartford, Conn.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Rome; Sapporo, Japan; Tijuana Mexico; and Trujilo, Peru. The Ogden Temple is also undergoing renovations and will be closed until its anticipated completion in 2014.
Announced, awaiting construction
The following temples in the Western states have been announced, and are in the various stages leading up to construction. They include Cedar City; Meridian, Idaho; Star Valley, Wyo.; and Tucson, Ariz.
Additional announced temples include Arequipa, Peru; Barranquilla, Colombia; Concepcion, Chile; Durban South Africa; Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Lisbon, Portugal; Paris; Rio de Janeiro; Urdaneta, Philippines; and Winnipeg.