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President Russell M. Nelson announced April 19 that the Salt Lake Temple will close Dec. 29 and remain closed for approximately four years. Speaking at a press conference held in the Temple Square South Visitors Center, President Nelson joined other senior Church leaders and renovation project managers to talk about the massive and historic Salt Lake Temple renovation and preservation efforts.

Take a look at the project renderings for the Salt Lake Temple renovation.

“The project will enhance, refresh and beautify the temple and its surrounding grounds,” he said. “Obsolete systems within the building will be replaced. Safety and seismic concerns will be addressed.”