LDS Plan Temple in Manhattan

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The Salt Lake Tribune, Thursday, August 8, 2002
http://www.sltrib.com/08082002/utah/760016.htm
BY PEGGY FLETCHER STACK

Ending weeks of speculation among Manhattan Mormons, the LDS Church confirmed Wednesday it will create a temple in a six-story building across the street from New York City’s Lincoln Center.

Of all the temples built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this will be only the
second, after the one in Hong Kong, that is not free-standing.

The temple will occupy the top two floors of the nondescript church-owned building, which long has been used for Sunday services.
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For more than 11 million Latter-day Saints worldwide, including more than 62,000 in the New York area, temples are where Christ’s teachings are reaffirmed through marriage, baptism and other sacred ordinances.
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The church purchased several buildings in Manhattan in recent months, including a former convent near Union Square and a second building on 87th Street between Second and Third avenues. It also owns a property in Harlem, where it plans to build a stake center for several congregations, and another one in Washington Heights, in upper Manhattan.

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