“New Temple Announced for Downtown New York City,” Ensign, Oct. 2002, 74–75
The Church has announced plans to build a temple in downtown New York City.
Located near Lincoln Center in Manhattan, the new temple will occupy the top floors of an existing Church facility, in a pattern already established successfully in Hong Kong. Like the temple in Hong Kong, the New York building is adjacent to other city buildings and blends into the surrounding urban landscape.
Also as in Hong Kong, the Manhattan building will continue to house a chapel and classrooms for Sunday worship services and a cultural hall for midweek social activities. A Public Affairs Department office and a family history center will remain.
Design and renovation work has already begun.
The temple in Manhattan will be the Church’s second in the state of New York, after the Palmyra New York Temple. The Church also has land and building permission for a temple at Harrison, New York.