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First Presidency Provides Update about Historic Temple Renovations

First Presidency Provides Update about Historic Temple Renovations

The Church Newsroom has provided the following update from the First Presidency on historic temple renovations. Update on the Salt Lake Temple Renovation From the time our pioneer forebears arrived in the Salt Lake Valley, the vision for, construction of, and worship in the Salt Lake Temple have held a special place in the minds and hearts of Church members. …

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New Photos from Salt Lake Temple Renovation

New Photos from Salt Lake Temple Renovation

The Church Newsroom provided an update on the Salt Lake Temple renovation project, which began in December 2019. Crews are currently preparing for the construction of the tunnel that will run underneath North Temple from the Conference Center parking structure to the future underground entrance to the temple. This involves drilling canopy tubes that form shoring support. Near the southwest …

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Salt Lake Temple Plaza Renovation Gets Underway

Salt Lake Temple Plaza Renovation Gets Underway

A significant makeover is coming to the plaza on Temple Square that sits between the Church Office Building, the Church Administration Building, the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and the Relief Society Building. This extensive alteration is a planned part of the larger renovation of the Salt Lake Temple that began more than a year ago. The plaza currently has a …

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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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