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The North Visitors’ Center on Temple Square will be demolished later this year as part of the ongoing Salt Lake Temple renovation project.

The area will be replaced with open gardens and space for contemplation by 2023. This is in line with the announcement two years ago from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ President Russell M. Nelson said that the project will “enhance, refresh and beautify the temple and its surrounding grounds.”

“This area will become a peaceful, quiet space on Temple Square,” said Andy Kirby, director of historic temple renovations for the Church. “The plans for this area will also provide a more direct and clear view of the Salt Lake Temple from the northwest area of Temple Square, enhancing the prominence of the temple.”

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