“Renderings of Guayaquil Ecuador and Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temples,” Ensign, Apr. 1997, 78
The groundbreaking for the Guayaquil Ecuador Temple was held on 10 August 1996. Excavation work on the temple is completed, and footings and concrete work began the end of January. The 55,600-square-foot building, located on a 6.25-acre lot, will have four ordinance rooms and three sealing rooms. The Guayaquil temple district will include 17 stakes in Ecuador.
The groundbreaking for the Santo Domingo Dominican Republic Temple was held 18 August 1996. The site is located on a 6.5-acre lot on a rise in the west part of Santo Domingo next to a park for the National Music Conservatory. Excavation for the temple is nearing completion, and soon a local contractor will begin placing footings for the foundation. The 64,400-square-foot edifice, which will serve members in 35 stakes, will have four ordinance rooms and four sealing rooms. The Santo Domingo temple district will include 7 stakes located throughout the Caribbean area.