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ST. GEORGE — Nearly a year after ground was broken for the Red Cliffs Utah Temple in Washington Fields, the incoming Latter-day Saint temple has taken shape as a skeleton of steel and concrete has gradually risen from land once used for growing crops.
Located at the corner of 3000 East and 1580 South in the Washington Fields portion of St. George, the new temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had its foundation poured earlier this year.
Large shear walls reaching what would become the second and third floors of the temple began to go up in May, making the signs of construction at the temple site more noticeable to passersby.
Since then, work has progressed with the interior structure of the temple, and the skeleton of the iconic temple spire has taken shape, moving closer to the finished design shared by church officials soon after the location of Washington County's second temple was announced in November 2019.
A reason given for the construction of the second temple was to help accommodate the growth in the region.