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Some 800 construction team members attended the “topping-out” ceremony — the placement of the final reinforcing steel pyramid atop the iconic house of the Lord.

Several plaza areas will reopen Jan 6, and the Assembly Hall will close.

From spires to the north addition and interior reinforcements, renovation work continues on the Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square.

The base isolator is one of 98 that will allow the temple to move horizontally up to five feet in any direction.

The state of Utah will have 14 temple dedications or rededications over the next few years.

In a state of 2.15 million members, the Church has 14 temples operating and another 14 under construction, under renovation or awaiting dedication.

Unexpected challenges, setbacks move anticipated completion from previously announced 2025 date.

The Church also provided recent photos, video and link detailing the multiyear project, its processes and its progress.

Closures and renovations for three historic buildings on Temple Square in Salt Lake City are slated for 2023.

The Salt Lake Temple’s north addition and south-end guest building are taking shape, with plazas getting extreme makeovers.

Construction is underway where the South Visitors’ Center once stood.

Part of the seismic upgrade, crews dig by hand under the foundation so 96 pipes 4 feet round and 20-40 feet long can be inserted.