Salt Lake Temple

Project leaders spoke of highlighting the Savior’s mission and ministry, honoring pioneer craftsmanship and acknowledging the power received in making and keeping temple covenants.

The flags of 181 nations will rotate periodically as part of new display on the renovated space between the Church Office Building and Church Administration Building.

The house of the Lord "lies at the center of strengthening our faith and spiritual fortitude because the Savior and His doctrine are the very heart of the temple," Bishop Gérald Caussé said

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.