Jan 27, 2023 - News
Salt Lake Temple enters year 4 of renovations
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has entered its fourth year of renovations on the Salt Lake Temple and this week announced the project's goals for 2023.
Catch up quick: The historic Salt Lake Temple closed in 2020 to undergo major seismic renovations and structural upgrades.
- Last year, workers began installing reinforced concrete beams under the temple's foundation and installed a snow-melting heat conduit at the Church Office Building plaza.
Why it matters: The Salt Lake Temple attracted millions of visitors to Temple Square in downtown each year before it closed for construction.
Details: This year's projects include renovating the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Beehive House and Lion House, as well as:
- Constructing guest experience pavilions
- Completing the Main Street Plaza and gardens by fall
- Installing structural steel frames inside the temple's spires
What's next: Construction is expected to wrap up in 2025.
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