Four New Temples to Be Built
May 1982

“Four New Temples to Be Built,” Ensign, May 1982, 104

Four New Temples to Be Built

Plans for the construction of four new Latter-day Saint temples were announced by the First Presidency on Wednesday preceding general conference. The temples will be located in Boise, Idaho; Denver, Colorado; Guayaquil, Ecuador; and Taipei, Taiwan.

With the beginning of construction of these temples, there will be forty-one temples of the Church across the world, either in operation or under construction.

“We have met earlier with Church representatives from the temple districts indicated,” announced the First Presidency, “and all have signified their great interest and their enthusiasm about these undertakings, and their desire to marshal the resources of the areas for which they have responsibility.

“We regard it as a most significant thing in terms of the people of those areas and as a part of the program of the Church to take the temples to the people rather than asking them to travel so far to come to temples of the Church.”

The newly standardized temple plan calls for some 15,000 square feet in temples built in the United States. Areas with smaller Church populations will construct the 10,000-square-foot model, comparable to the size of a ward meetinghouse.

A tentative construction timetable for the temples calls for architectural planning and adaptation to the sites during this year, with actual construction in 1983. Tentative completion dates are projected for late 1983 or early 1984.

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President Gordon B. Hinckley, right, of the First Presidency, and Elder W. Grant Bangerter of the First Quorum of the Seventy examine scale model of temples to be built in Idaho, Colorado, Ecuador, Taiwan.