PLEASE NOTE: This post is based of a poor quality copy of a copy of an image, and is not meant to be Official. It is all speculation.
This weekend while in Canada, President Nelson showed off a new render for the Winnipeg Manitoba Temple. Someone posted a blurry copy of the render on Facebook, and I have poured over it all morning. I have been comparing it to the old official render so that I can update my model. (If anyone has a higher resolution image, I would love it, by the way.)
I have made a preliminary render with changes to my model, and I wanted to share a few things I have noticed.
First and most obvious, the new design appears to be brick with precast concrete trim, whereas the old temple was to have been Tyndall stone. In the Tyndall version, the inscription (Holiness To The Lord, The House Of The Lord) was in a rectangular inset in the base of the spire, above the door. In the brick temple, this inscription is now in what appears to be a pre-cast concrete panel above the door. The base of the tower is shorter on the new brick temple temple, about 2/3 the height of the old one. This in turn makes the whole spire a little bit shorter. The spire itself appears to be tin, rather than copper now. Where the Inscription used to be, there is now a circle with keystones. It appears there might be similar details on the other gables of the temple as well.The entryway and the spire appear to have been moved forward about 6-12 feet.
The edges of the gables now have a new column detail that the Tyndall version did not have.
The primary stained glass on the front of the building has been divided into smaller panels. as a consequence, it is most likely that the crocus pattern that appeared in the Tyndall version of the temple will be replaced with something less intricate.
See larger images of both of my renders below: