Manhattan Temple to Close for Major Renovations

Manhattan Temple to Close for Major Renovations

It was announced yesterday that the busy Manhattan New York Temple will close in 2024 for extensive renovations that will likely last approximately three years. No details were given about the extent of the renovations, other than the exterior appearance will change significantly, as you can see in the rendering above and directly below. It was also mentioned in the announcement that the meetinghouse, where members hold regular meetings, on the third floor of the temple will also be upgraded. During the renovation period, local congregations will meet in other spaces in the area.

As for temple attendance, during the renovation, Latter-day Saints in the temple district are encouraged to attend the Philadelphia Temple or the Hartford Temple.

Once the renovations are finished, there will be a public open house and rededication. The dates for these will be announced when the completion date gets closer.

The Manhattan Temple was originally dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley in June 2004, making it the 119th temple in operation. It was the second temple built in the state of New York, following the Palmyra Temple, which was dedicated only a few years prior, in April 2000.

Below is the rendering of what the Manhattan Temple will look like after renovations, as well as a few pictures of the current temple.