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Thousands Plan to Tour Philly’s Mormon Temple

It’ll be the only time the public can enter the space

Thousands of people have signed up to tour the Mormon Temple on Vine Street before it officially opens in September and closes to the public.

The Mormon church announced yesterday that more than 40,000 reservations have been made for tours, which will run from August 10 to September 9. After that date, only good-standing church members will be allowed in the temple. But the public will be able to visit the Mormon Meeting House on the same grounds.

Meanwhile, Robert A.M. Stern and BLT Architect’s 32-story residential tower is still under construction. It will feature 258 apartments, 13 townhouses, and street-level retail.

Plans for the first Mormon Temple in the state were announced in 2008. It’s expected to serve the 50,000 church members in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey.

You can still reserve a spot to tour the temple at