The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced the location of the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Temple.
The temple, which was announced in April 2020 by Church President Russell M. Nelson, will be built on a 5.80-acre site located at 2093 Powell Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066.
Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 32,000 square feet with a center spire. Detailed design plans for the temple are still being developed, and further details—including interior and exterior renderings—will be made public later.
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A groundbreaking date has not yet been set. Project leaders will be working with county officials on preliminary plans for the temple, and they will soon begin filing public documents.
This will be Pennsylvania’s second temple. There are more than 52,000 Latter-day Saints and 108 congregations in the state.
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints consider each temple to be a “house of the Lord” and the most sacred place on earth. Unlike meetinghouses, where Sabbath worship and weekly activities take place, temples are open throughout the week and are closed on Sundays.