Mormon Temple To Be Built In Philadelphia

Mayor Nutter announced the construction of a new Mormon Temple at 1701 Vine Street in Philadelphia this afternoon.  The temple will be about a block north of the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, on the other side of the Vine Street Expressway.  The site is currently a parking lot.  The temple will feature two 200-feet tall spires and be approximately 40,000 – 50,000 square feet.

The temple will be the church’s third high-rise temple and the first Mormon Temple in Pennsylvania.  There are about 48,000 Mormons in Pennsylvania. 

The church expects 400,000 annual visitors to the center-city temple which the city feels is significant.  City officials are pleased the new temple will be built in Philadelphia, and not a suburb.

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