On April 19, the Church released details and project renderings for the planned Salt Lake Temple renovation, in a Newsroom release. President Russell M. Nelson announced that the Salt Lake Temple would close on Dec. 29, 2019, to undergo major structural and seismic renovation over the next four years.
“This project will enhance, refresh, and beautify the temple and its surrounding grounds,” said President Nelson. “Obsolete systems within the building will be replaced. Safety and seismic concerns will be addressed. Accessibility will be enhanced so that members with limited mobility can be better accommodated.”
The renderings depict the interior of the north entry into the temple with recommend desk and skylight, views of the north and south sides of the Salt Lake Temple, and overhead views of Temple Square, as well as cross section views of the temple.
Other renderings demonstrate the base isolation system, "which is one of the most effective means of protecting a structure against earthquake forces," according to Brent Roberts, managing director of the Church’s Special Projects Department.
The temple is expected to reopen in 2024 with a public open house.
Learn more about the planned improvements to the Salt Lake Temple on the Newsroom website.