How will the Salt Lake Temple's closure, renovation impact Utah's capital?

Gov. Gary Herbert says he hopes 'natural curiosity' about construction will draw visitors in, not away

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  • hbeckett Colfax, CA
    April 23, 2019 7:34 p.m.

    it will be overwhelming for those in the construction industry to be able to view old construction practices es of seismic upgrades are always great to see long ago compared with today's idea's

  • MikeFife Salt Lake City, UT
    April 19, 2019 7:40 p.m.

    Making the wall into a fence (although fence seems not quite the right word) will be amazing for pedestrians along North, South, and West Temple, giving a view of the amazing grounds rather than just a forbidding wall. I also think the fence, and the arrangement of the new buildings and entrances will also make the Temple more the visual central point of Temple Square as it should be.

  • blackattack Orem, UT
    April 19, 2019 3:17 p.m.

    @lost in DC: I took Jackie's comments quite differently. They were gracious and I agree that taking down the wall is a great move that will help draw more visitors and be more inclusive.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 19, 2019 2:13 p.m.

    Of course jackie is not as complementary or as excited in her comments as is Herbert. And her swipe at the wall around Temple Square was unbecoming, but not unexpected.

    Thankfully she will not be mayor when the massive economic boon the open house will bring occurs.

  • Brent T. Aurora CO Aurora, CO
    April 19, 2019 1:26 p.m.

    Imagine that in four years, when this temple which has been closed to the public everyone's entire lifetime, being far more iconic to the general population throughout the nation and the world than any other temple, when open houses are held -- the dates for open houses will be extended well beyond the normal amount, the crowds coming to tour it will be a boon to Utah And SLC tourism dollars and make up for losses over the next four years. Also that the dedication, beyond even when the Nauvoo Temple was reconstructed and dedicated, will be huge church worldwide event. This is exciting!