Update

December 2020 Construction Updates

22 December 2020

At the end of December in 2019, the Salt Lake Temple was closed to begin a major renewal project including seismic renovation. Over the past year, the following major work has been done or is in process:

  • Dismantlement of the South Visitors’ Center
  • Removal of the tower finials, the capstone, and the angel Moroni statue
  • Dismantlement of the north chapel and annex buildings to the temple
  • Dismantlement of the addition on the north side of the temple
  • Shoring on all sides of the temple to secure the ground for deep excavation work
  • Consolidation of the original stone foundation footings on the interior and exterior of the temple

Check out an aerial view photo taken in February 2020 compared to a photo taken just recently in December 2020 to see how things have changed.

Below: Salt Lake Temple February 2020

       

Below: Salt Lake Temple December 2020

        
9 December 2020
We are nearing the end of the first year of the Salt Lake Temple renovation project.
This week’s updates:
  • On the west side of the temple, the previous foundation had a concrete overlay. That is being removed to prepare for the future foundation consolidation and strengthening work.
                        
  • The west side of the temple is nearly ready to begin shoring—a process that will be done around the entire temple.
  • Additional scaffolding has been installed on the south side of the temple. Eventually the entire temple will be surrounded with scaffolding.
                    

  • The southeast corner of the temple has been excavated, and debris has been almost entirely removed. Much of it will be recycled.
                  

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