Location of Solomon's Temple
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Solomon's Portico
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Double Gate
 -Not Huldah Gate
Southeast Corner
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 -Ruins reveal the location
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 -Original location
Temple Mount 
  -illustration 70 AD
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  -According to Josephus
Early Temple Illustration
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Diagram of Solomon & Herod's Temple compound


According to measurements given in the Mishna and the writings of Josephus, and of course the ruins above ground and underground on the Mount itself,  I believe this diagram is very close to the actual layout of the old temple compound.

The GREEN square represents  Solomon's original Temple compound.

TheBLUE square represents Herod's enlarged Temple compound when he enlarged the size of the old complex on the North, West, and South before 70 AD 

Attached to the original temple of Solomon was "the porch of judgement" where king Solomon had constructed a large hall 50 cubits long and 30 cubits wide. Originally there was cedar from floor to ceiling. This was the hall of judgement where the king would make judgements and exercise justice. The "porch" or "portico" was located on the east side of the outer court of the New Testament temple of Herod.

Note: the lower section of Triple Gate, which is a three-aisled portico, is approximialy 50 x 30 cubits.

Also Josephus gives the full length of Solomon's east wall as 400 cubit (what appears to be in Roman cubits) which is the length Solomon's east wall (in Green) on the diagram above.
 
 

To view this diagram superimposed over Warren's map 
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 (Note: Please understand that my drawings are not exact.)

 

Solomon's Temple was restricted by the valleys on the west and east.  Herod did not make any changes in the east gate because it was so beautiful.  The east gate included Solomon's Portico.