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April 2016

Progress of the construction of the Bahá’í Temple of South America. Landscaping work on the roof of the Reception Building. Landscaping work on the roof of the Reception Building. Landscaping work on the roof of the Reception Building.

Stone sculptured benches for the gardens. The temple at sunrise. The temple at sunrise. Progress of the interior wood finishes.

Progress of the interior wood finishes. Progress of the interior wood finishes. Progress of the interior wood finishes. Work on the stairs to the mezzanine.

Work on the stairs to the mezzanine. Progress of the interior wood finishes. Progress of the interior wood finishes. Progress of the interior wood finishes.

Progress of the interior wood finishes. Progress of the interior wood finishes. Progress of the interior wood finishes. The temple immersed in its natural surroundings.

The temple immersed in its natural surroundings. Aerial view. Progress of the construction of the new access road. Progress of the construction of the new access road.

The Bahá’í Temple of South America. The Bahá’í Temple of South America.

March 2016

View of the temple against the Andes foothills. View of the temple against the Andes foothills. The temple wings under the sun. Interior view of the temple.

Progress of the interior wood finishes. Progress of the interior wood finishes. Progress of the interior wood finishes. Progress of the interior wood finishes.

View of the temple against the Andes foothills. Work on the surface drainage of the temple plaza. Work on the surface drainage of the temple plaza. The Bahá’í House of Worship of South America in its final months of construction.

Development of the landscaping. Development of the landscaping. Development of the landscaping. Development of the landscaping.

Night time lighting tests. Night time lighting tests. Night time lighting tests.

February 2016

The Bahá’í Temple of South America in its final months of construction. Water tests for the outer glass cladding. Construction of the fountains. Construction of the fountains.

Construction of the fountains. Progress of the interior wood finishes. Progress of the interior wood finishes. Progress of the interior wood finishes.

Development of the landscaping. Development of the landscaping. Development of the landscaping. The temple immersed in the developing landscape.

January 2016

Construction of the Bahá’í House of Worship of South America. Construction of the Bahá’í House of Worship of South America. Installation of the interior wood finishes. Installation of the interior wood finishes.

Installation of the interior wood finishes. Installation of the interior wood finishes. Installation of the interior wood finishes. Work on the fountains and reflecting pool.

Work on the fountains and reflecting pool. Work on the fountains and reflecting pool. Work on the fountains and reflecting pool.

 

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The construction as seen on Google Maps:

Location of the site

Santiago is divided into 34 communes, each constituting an independent administrative unit. The temple is located in the commune of Peñalolén, on the eastern edge of the city at the foot of the Andes, in the area marked with a star on the image. The coordinates are 33°28'35.07"S 70°30'41.86"W.

View from the site (foreground) towards the city of Santiago (background).

View of the site from Santiago. The site is located within the circle. Camera coordinates: 33°29'32.37"S 70°34'55.07"W.

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