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Inspiring Salt Lake Temple Site Tour from Youth General Presidencies

Inspiring Salt Lake Temple Site Tour from Youth General Presidencies

As part of the first-ever youth music festival for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Young Women and Young Men General Presidencies toured the Salt Lake Temple construction site and recorded a special video offering inspiring messages connected to the temple and its history. The video offers unique footage from the construction site as well as an …

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Salt Lake Temple Time Capsule Is Opened 128 Years Later

Salt Lake Temple Time Capsule Is Opened 128 Years Later

The laying of the Salt Lake Temple capstone was a seminal event in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One newspaper account describes “the crush, the enthusiasm, and the widespread interest” occurring on Temple Square on April 6, 1892. A crowd of 30,000 people gathered around the temple, with another 10,000 looking on from nearby streets, building …

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Angel Moroni Statue and Capstone Removed from Salt Lake Temple

Angel Moroni Statue and Capstone Removed from Salt Lake Temple

In the latest stage of the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple, the angel Moroni statue and circular capstone beneath its feet were removed from the temple’s central east spire. These historic items were carried Monday morning through the air to the ground via crane for preservation and refurbishing. This will prepare both items for a later reinstallation. Daniel Woodruff, …

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Time-Lapse: 3 Months of Construction on the Salt Lake Temple

Salt Lake Temple Officially Under Construction as Decommissioning Begins

This fun video released by the Church Newsroom shows the first three months of renovations at the Salt Lake Temple. It especially highlights the demolition of the existing South Visitors’ Center, which is to be replaced with two new guest and visitor pavilions. The progress continues on the temple, which is expected to be completed in 2024. You can learn …

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Angel Moroni, Stone Spires Temporarily Removed from Salt Lake Temple

Angel Moroni, Stone Spires to Be Removed from Salt Lake Temple

Church spokesman Daniel Woodruff released the following statement to media April 2, 2020, regarding the next phase of work on the Salt Lake Temple renovation: “Workers at the Salt Lake Temple project site are installing a crane on the temple’s south side to begin removal of some of the stones on the temple spires that were displaced during the recent …

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Photos Show Salt Lake City Temple Interior as Renovations Begin

Photos Show Salt Lake City Temple Interior as Remodeling Begins

The Salt Lake City Temple closed in December 2019 to begin a four-year-long renovation and remodeling project. Now, photos released by the Church Newsroom show the temple in a new light as the interior furnishings are carefully packaged and removed before construction officially begins.   The major renovations will focus on earthquake stabilization, restoring paintings, completely reworking the grounds and …

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Salt Lake Temple Officially Under Construction as Decommissioning Begins

Salt Lake Temple Officially Under Construction as Decommissioning Begins

Within hours of the closure of the Salt Lake Temple for an extensive renovation, workers got busy transitioning the sacred structure from a working temple to a construction site. This process, known as decommissioning, takes several weeks. It is an important first step in the yearslong project that will restore and refresh the historic temple and help strengthen it against …

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New Renderings Released for Salt Lake Temple Renovation

New Renderings Released for Salt Lake Temple Renovation

Additional renderings showing the planned renovation of the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been released. The new renderings focus on the renovated endowment rooms. In advance of the temple’s closure at the end of December, Church representatives briefed members of the media Wednesday, December 4, 2019, about the initial phase of construction …

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Salt Lake City Temple to Close for Four Years

Church Offers Condolences After Mexico Massacre

Details and project renderings have been released regarding the upcoming closure and renovation of the historic Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Church President Russell M. Nelson announced the pioneer-era temple will close December 29, 2019, and will remain closed for approximately four years while undergoing a major structural and seismic renovation. The temple …

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