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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.