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Salt Lake Temple reopening pushed back one year to 2025

Dec 13, 2021, 2:06 PM | Updated: 4:46 pm
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The process of removing and cataloging stone for repair and restoration from the eastern towers and walls of the temple is viewed from the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City, December 2021. Photo credit: 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.

SALT LAKE CITY — Officials from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints say that ongoing construction and renovation will push the Salt Lake Temple reopening to 2025.

When the renovation project was initially announced, church officials said that construction would last through 2024.

Related: Renovating a pioneer temple: Inside the process of updating the Salt Lake Temple

“The seismic strengthening of the Salt Lake Temple and the extensive remodel of the Temple and surrounding area are sacred and significant undertakings,” the First Presidency said in a statement.

“As the project has progressed, we have learned a great deal about the condition of the temple and its surroundings. The work is truly remarkable and is being guided by the First Presidency.

“Inspired modifications and additions to the project and scope have been made so the temple and Temple Square can serve many generations yet to come. It is anticipated that the temple and its surroundings will be completed in 2025.

Related: History and renovations of Salt Lake Temple and other temples

“We look forward to welcoming the world at that time to visit, tour and learn about this sacred temple and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

The Salt Lake Temple has been closed for renovation since December 2019.

 

 

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Salt Lake Temple reopening pushed back one year to 2025