News Release

Temple Square Renovation Project Updates: January 2021

In April 2019, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans for the renovation of the Salt Lake Temple. In December 2019, the Salt Lake Temple was or closed for renovation. The following are regular updates about the progress of the Salt Lake Temple renovation, which is expected to take four years.

22 January 2021

At the beginning of January 2021, the renovation of the Church Office Building plaza was announced and has begun.

Temporary fencing is in place to block off the areas that will be under construction for the next year and a half.    


The south side of the temple is now covered in scaffolding. This will help workers in the stone repair and cleaning process as well as improve access for materials into the temple.


The deep excavation on the north side of the temple continues. The efforts right now will prepare for the placement of a second crane on the Temple Square construction site.


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