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Cladding Coming Off the Columbus Ohio Temple

With the interior of the Columbus Ohio Temple dismantled, work has begun on removing the marble cladding from the exterior. The vestibule at the entrance to the temple was originally a canopy that stood over the main doors, but it was later enclosed to provide a space for patrons to escape the weather or wait for others in their party before approaching the recommend desk.

Angel Moroni Removed from the Columbus Ohio Temple

On Thursday, December 3, the angel Moroni that sits atop the spire of the Columbus Ohio Temple was removed and packaged for transportation to Salt Lake City for refurbishment. Renovation continues on the temple, which is expected to last 18 to 24 months. The statue is a representation of the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. It will be returned to the new spire during a later stage of construction.

Ornamental Fencing Removed from Columbus Ohio Temple Grounds

Renovation activity is increasing at the Columbus Ohio Temple where the construction crew has removed the white ornamental fence that surrounded the grounds. A replacement fence will be installed later in the project, which is depicted in the rendering as a short dark-colored fence. The temple was originally dedicated in 1999 and is expected to be rededicated in 2022.

Rendering of Columbus Ohio Temple Posted at Construction Site

A rendering of the renovated Columbus Ohio Temple has been posted to the construction barrier surrounding the site, revealing the exterior improvements planned for the temple including sculpted stone panels, floral-inspired art glass, and bronze accents. The temple closed nearly two months ago and is expected to reopen in late 2022.

Construction Fence Installed at the Columbus Ohio Temple

The Columbus Ohio Temple has been decommissioned, and a construction fence has been installed around the property as the general contractor begins the work of renovating the interior and exterior of the building. The angel Moroni statue, which currently faces east over the rear side of the temple, will be rotated to face the same direction as the temple entrance.

Columbus Ohio Temple Closes for Extensive Renovation

At the conclusion of ordinance work on Saturday, August 15, the Columbus Ohio Temple closed for a major renovation project that will last approximately two years. During the three weeks that the temple was open under Phase 2, well over 100 people were given the opportunity to attend the temple for the first time. The renovation will alter the interior and exterior of the temple in a similar fashion to recent renovations in Memphis, Oklahoma City, Raleigh, and Baton Rouge but with some distinct differences.

Columbus Ohio Temple to Close for Renovation

On August 15, 2020, the Columbus Ohio Temple will close for extensive renovation. It is currently closed temporarily, along with all other temples, due to COVID-19. During the renovation, members of the Church in the temple district are encouraged to attend the Indianapolis Indiana Temple and Detroit Michigan Temple. The temple is expected to reopen in late 2022, but specific dates and details will be announced as the renovation nears completion.