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Beginning Saturday, January 6, 2024, several plaza areas on Temple Square will begin reopening, including the plaza by the Church Office Building, the north part of the Main Street Plaza and the northwest plaza area of Temple Square. The south side of Main Street Plaza will reopen in mid-February.
When the northwest area of Temple Square opens, the Assembly Hall and surrounding gardens and facilities will close as crews remove the restroom buildings and portions of the wall. Crews will also update the landscaping. The Assembly Hall will also undergo limited renovation.
The Assembly Hall renovation will include limited structural repairs in the foundation and roof, mechanical improvements and interior plaster repair.
The Assembly Hall was finished in 1882 as a place of worship for Latter-day Saint congregations. More recently, it has been part of the Temple Square guest experience: hosting tours, organ recitals and other events.
The renovation is expected to be completed in 2026.
On the east side of Temple Square, the plaza areas will fully reopen for public access. On the plaza near the Church Office Building, there are 92 flag poles. The flags, which will be raised at a later date, will be one of several art installations symbolizing the global nature of the Church and its commitment to be a friend to all.
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