“Plans Announced for Temple in Mexico,” Ensign, May 1976, 138
The next new temple will be built in Mexico City, President Kimball announced at the opening of general conference. He said the decision came following a meeting with priesthood leaders in Mexico in mid-March.
Construction will begin in about a year and require two additional years to complete. Church architect Emil B. Fetzer designed the Mexico temple with a white marble cast stone facing. Brother Fetzer said the style is a modern adaptation of original Mayan architecture. Atop the temple will be a bronze sculpture of Moroni.