The following is excerpted from the Deseret News. To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

The beginning of 2022 marks the start of the third year of the Salt Lake Temple renovation project.

The latest monthly update features a video describing the operation of cranes and images of work on the Church Office Building plaza, the demolition of the North Visitors’ Center and excavation around the temple.

The video and photos were provided Thursday in a news release by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Operating the tower cranes

Two tower cranes on the north and south sides of the Salt Lake Temple have been fixtures on Temple Square during the past two years. They are used for various purposes, such as removing stones from the walls and towers and lifting materials for workers around the site.

An additional crane with greater lifting capacity was used to lift the new roof trusses. This video provides insight into the experiences of the crane operators.

Church Office Building plaza

Outside the Church Office Building in the plaza, workers are waterproofing the repaired concrete surface and installing large styrofoam blocks under the landscaped areas. These blocks will help reduce the load on the existing concrete deck. When completed near the end of this year, the plaza will feature flags from various nations around the world and new landscaping.

To read the full article, CLICK HERE.