Facts about the Mexico City Mexico Temple

Original announcement: April 3, 1976

Groundbreaking: Nov. 25, 1979

Original dedication: Dec. 2, 1983

First rededication: Nov. 16, 2008

Last public open house: Friday, Aug. 14, through Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, except Sundays.

Second rededication: Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 (three sessions, by President Henry B. Eyring, first counselor in the First Presidency)

Location: Avenida 510 #90 Colonia San Juan de Aragó n, 07950 Mexico, D.F.

Property size: 1.82 acres. Building size: 35,551 square feet. Building height: 151 feet, not including statue of Moroni (the statue is 15.5 feet high)

Interior: • Marble was extracted from Spain and fabricated in China • Carpet carving in the celestial room is a Mesoamerican design • New art glass and the temple’s interior have Mesoamerican designs • New doors are oak and cast bronze • Millwork includes carved columns with a waterfall design, which is also found on the temple’s exterior • Basket weave design encircles the temple exterior

Exterior: Basket weave design encircles the temple exterior. A complete exterior cleaning was done to enhance its appearance.

Architects: VCBO Architects (Salt Lake City)

Constructor: Jacobsen Construction Company (Salt Lake City)

The Mexico City Temple was the first of 12 temples built in Mexico. Other temples are located in Ciudad Juárez, Colonia Juárez Chihuahua, Guadalajara, Hermosillo, Mérida, Monterrey, Oaxaca, Tampico, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Veracruz and Villahermosa. The opening of the Tijuana Mexico Temple will take place the end of this year.

The temple serves more than 384,000 members of the Church who live in Mexico City and the states of Mexico, Baja California South, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Michoacán, Morelos, Puebla, Querétaro and San Luis Potosí.

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