The next new temple will be built in Mexico City, President Kimball announced at the opening of general conference. He said the decision came following a meeting with priesthood leaders in Mexico in mid-March.
Construction will begin in about a year and require two additional years to complete. Church architect Emil B. Fetzer designed the Mexico temple with a white marble cast stone facing. Brother Fetzer said the style is a modern adaptation of original Mayan architecture. Atop the temple will be a bronze sculpture of Moroni.