UTAH

Spires placed on the Salt Lake Temple in latest step in renovation

Feb 14, 2024, 11:30 AM

Construction team members gather Tuesday, February 13, 2024, to sign some of the final reinforcing ...

Construction team members gather Tuesday, February 13, 2024, to sign some of the final reinforcing steel that will go atop the Salt Lake Temple. (2024 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.)

(2024 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.)

SALT LAKE CITY — An iconic Utah monument was moved one step closer to its former glory on Tuesday afternoon. The final steel support for the spires of the Salt Lake Temple was lifted into place almost four years after the structures were originally removed as part of the renovations, according to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Over 800 construction team members witnessed and celebrated the moment the spires were replaced.

“It’s a joyful feeling to know that anyone can now look at the temple and say to themselves, ‘I can start to see and recognize something that is familiar to me,” said Josh Fenn, Jacobsen Construction project executive and project director.

Fenn oversees all renovation work at Temple Square.

“I hope people will take satisfaction in seeing more and more things that are familiar come back to them,” he said.

The Salt Lake Temple was closed in 2020 for massive seismic upgrades. The spires that topped the place of worship for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had been removed. Since that time, each of the spires has been reinforced with steel and each tower has been updated with steel cabling on the interior — from the base isolation system in the foundation to the highest point.


 

“The Salt Lake Temple, which took 40 years to build in the late 1800s, is an iconic symbol of faith for Latter-day Saints around the world,” a Church representative said in a press release.

“The mere presence of houses of the Lord in communities around the globe reminds Latter-day Saints of the importance of faith in the common Father of all humanity, the need for constant improvement of the soul, the possibility of family relationships that reach beyond the grave, and the salvation that comes only through the grace of Jesus Christ.”

The renovations of the Salt Lake Temple and surrounding Temple Square are expected to be completed in 2026.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Utah

Vehicles travel on I-15 in northern Utah County. New Mountain View Corridor construction is set to ...

Tammy Kikuchi

Construction on Mountain View Corridor project to begin this week

The Utah Department of Transportation will start construction Wednesday on a segment of the Mountain View Corridor.

3 hours ago

Sam Snyder, ski technician, uses mountainFLOW Eco-Wax, a biodegradable, plant-based, fluoro-free wa...

Eric Cabrera and Derrick Jones

PFAS chemicals found in Park City water, ski wax to blame

A potentially dangerous chemical (PFAS) was found in three Park City water wells. All signs point to the slopes and ski wax.

3 hours ago

FILE -- The gathering room at the YCC Family Crisis Center in Ogden is pictured on Tuesday, July 9,...

Heather Peterson

Transitional housing for domestic violence victims opening soon in Ogden

Victims of domestic violence will soon have another way to escape dangerous situations in Weber County. The YCC Family Crisis Center is building transitional housing by way of a new 14-unit apartment complex in Ogden to house domestic violence victims. Domestic violence is cited as the reason 22-57% of women experience homelessness by the National […]

4 hours ago

season 2 of the letter podcast features family of jordan rasmussen...

Amy Donaldson

The Letter podcast debuts second season on 1982 murders

The 1982 Millcreek murders of two young fathers sets the stage for season 2 of The Letter podcast, exploring themes of trauma and forgiveness.

5 hours ago

Utah's pharmacy shelves are feeling the strain as the state grapples with a substancial drug shorta...

Eric Cabrera

Drug shortages in Utah pharmacies leave many without medication

Utah's pharmacies grapple with drug shortages. According to a recent study, Utah is the fourth highest in the country for drug shortages.

13 hours ago

Media representatives get a chance to tour the Layton Temple on Monday, April 15, 2024....

Britt Johnson

Preparations underway for Layton, Utah Temple open house

Church leaders and community members said they're looking forward to sharing the spirit of the Layton Temple.

16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.

...

Live Nation Concerts

Artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Spires placed on the Salt Lake Temple in latest step in renovation