Pittsburgh Temple Groundbreaking Date Announced

Pittsburgh Temple Groundbreaking Date Announced

It was announced today that the groundbreaking for the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple will take place in about six weeks on August 21, 2021. Because of continuing Covid-19 guidelines, attendance at the event will be by invitation only. Elder Randall K. Bennett, North America Northeast Area president, will preside at the event.

The Pittsburgh Temple was announced by President Nelson during the April 2020 General Conference. The location was also recently announced, along with the news that it will be built on a 5.8-acre site located at 2093 Powell Road in Cranberry Township. It will be a beautiful single-story temple of approximately 32,000 square feet with a center spire, as you can see in the artist rendering above.

Of course we will post more information as it becomes available regarding the open house and completion timeline. We’re excited for members in Pennsylvania to be able to watch the progress of their new temple over the next two or three years until it’s finished! This will be Pennsylvania’s second temple, following the Philadelphia Temple.