We’ve seen many questions in social media about the current status of the new Provo, Utah temple “on stilts” and what it will eventually look like.
So, our team decided to go check it out and here’s what we found:
We’re excited about the beautiful addition to Utah County and the new visitors it will bring to Provo, Utah businesses in that area.
What are your thoughts on the project?
Additional information about the new Provo Utah Temple:
Provo City leaders see the new temple as another great attraction to downtown businesses in the Provo Utah area.
“It’s an exciting thing for Provo, to see the movement there,” Mayor John Curtis said. “It was very important that the post office and any other entity that needed access retain that access, so we were able to find a portion of that street that worked well to sell to the LDS Church. I think it will be a great enhancement to their project.”
For now, people say they are eager to watch as the burned out shell of the tabernacle is transformed into a temple.
“We’re excited to see how it keeps going and how it is going to look like in the end,” one Provo resident said.
Church officials have said the restoration of the old Provo tabernacle into a new LDS temple will probably take 2 to 2.5 years.
This means it’s on schedule to be finished by the end of 2014.