The Salt Lake Temple has been closed for renovation since December 2019. The Church Office Building plaza closed for an upgrade in February 2021. The following is the latest in a series of regular updates about these projects.
In the second week of November, crews began demolishing the North Visitors’ Center. Earlier in 2021, it was announced this building would be removed as part of the ongoing Salt Lake Temple renovation project. The area will be replaced with a contemplative garden space with clear views of the temple. It will also include additional restroom facilities to support events in the Tabernacle and Assembly Hall.
The excavation is nearing completion in the area north of the temple. This area will accommodate three additional floors of the temple addition, with two baptistries, added sealing rooms, dressing rooms, and administrative offices. Crews began laying concrete to create a working slab. This will provide a clean and level working surface for the foundation of the new floors.