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Jehovah's Witnesses to Sell Brooklyn Heights Headquarters: Reports

By Alexandra Leon | December 4, 2015 11:46am | Updated on December 7, 2015 8:41am
 The Jehovah's Witnesses are selling their iconic Watchtower building.
The Jehovah's Witnesses are selling their iconic Watchtower building.
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BROOKLYN HEIGHTS — The Jehovah’s Witnesses are ready to sell their iconic world headquarters in Brooklyn, according to reports.

The group announced Thursday it would sell the 733,000-square-foot property at 25-30 Columbia Heights, according to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

The property, which features a red “Watchtower” sign that can be seen across the East River, covers nearly two city blocks and has served as the organization’s headquarters for decades. 

The building is one of three properties the Watchtower Real Estate Office is putting on the market, and all three are expected to be sold in separate deals, the Daily Eagle reported.

The other properties include 124 Columbia Heights, a 10-story residential building, and 85 Jay Street, which is now being used as a parking lot in DUMBO, reports Curbed.

The group is planning to move its headquarters upstate to Warwick by 2017 after selling the remaining Brooklyn properties.

Five former Jehovah’s Witness buildings are already part of the “high tech urban campus” in DUMBO and another former Watchtower property is being turned into a swanky new rental building that will include 21 affordable units.