“Groundbreaking for Bountiful Utah Temple,” Ensign, May 1992, 109
The First Presidency has released the architect’s rendering of the Bountiful Utah Temple. The temple, scheduled for groundbreaking on May 2, will be white stone with a tower rising to 176 feet, including a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni.
There will be approximately 100,000 square feet of floor space, including four ordinance rooms, a celestial room, a baptistry, offices, cafeteria, and laundry facilities. A two-level parking lot will hold some 550 cars, and the 10.2-acre temple site will be enclosed with an eight-foot wrought iron fence.
The temple will serve Church members residing in twenty-eight surrounding stakes. The temple site, situated in the Bountiful foothills, offers a panoramic view of the Great Salt Lake to the west.
Announcement of the temple, the eighth in Utah, was made four years ago. The Church currently has forty-two operating temples worldwide; two others, in England and Switzerland, are currently being renovated. A forty-fifth temple is under construction in San Diego, California, and plans have been announced for temples in Orlando, Florida; St. Louis, Missouri; Guayaquil, Ecuador; and Bogotá, Colombia.