Friday, March 12, 2021
"For both the Salt Lake and Manti temples, temple instruction will move from a live presentation conducted in several different rooms to single-room film presentations. Also, storied but aging murals in both buildings are being removed."These historic rooms will no longer be used as originally designed. The beautiful hand-painted murals will be removed as well. There was alot of symbolism in the upward spiral of moving up from one room to another, but patrons will now stay in one place during the Temple instruction. The historic baptistry and font will also be removed and new ones will be build in the Annex.
"As this project has progressed, we have felt the Lord's hand guiding us in modifying several aspects of the renovation."
So they only felt the Lord guidance on several aspects? Why not ALL aspects?
The below pioneer murals will all be removed, painted over, and changed.
I honestly wonder if it would have been easier and cheaper to just tear down and rebuild the temple with all of these massive changes they are doing.