“Details on New Assembly Building, Two More Temples Announced,” Ensign, May 1997, 101
During the Saturday morning session of general conference, President Gordon B. Hinckley spoke of the Church’s soon-to-be-built large assembly hall. “We hope to break ground on July 24 for a new place of assembly which we have not yet named,” he said. The building, to be constructed on the block directly north of Temple Square, will seat up to four times as many as the Tabernacle.
Also announced in the Saturday morning session were plans to build temples in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and in Campinas, Brazil.
The Albuquerque New Mexico Temple will be built on a 10-acre site on the northeast edge of the city. Construction is expected to begin within a year and take two years to complete. The temple will serve some 85,000 Church members in 24 stakes in New Mexico and parts of Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Texas, and northern Mexico.
The Campinas Brazil Temple district will be located northwest of São Paulo and will include some 60,000 Latter-day Saints in 20 stakes and one mission district.