Kushner, CIM and LIVWRK reveal Watchtower renderings

Partners to redevelop former Jehovah’s Witnesses complex at 25-30 Columbia Heights

TRD New York /
Jun.June 01, 2017 09:30 AM

UPDATED, June 1, 11:08 a.m.: Kushner Companies, CIM Group and LIVWRK unveiled renderings for their planned makeover of the former Jehovah’s Witnesses Watchtower complex in Dumbo. They also gave the project a new name: Panorama.

Apart from 635,000 square feet of office space, the developers plan to add 35,000 square feet of retail and publicly accessible outdoor areas at 25-30 Columbia Heights, Curbed reported. New elevators and lobbies are also in the works.

The three firms bought the property from Jehovah’s Witnesses for $340 million in August and landed $376 million in financing from the Blackstone Group and SL Green Realty.

Last week, TRD reported that Kushner, LIVWRK and CIM Group had tapped Morris Adjmi to design a nearby two-tower complex at 85 Jay Street, which the developers bought from the Witnesses for $345 million. That project will feature condominiums and rentals across 1.1 million square feet of space.

Kushner and LIVWRK, in partnership with RFR Realty, also previously bought and redeveloped a nearby cluster of Jehovah’s Witnesses buildings, which was redeveloped as an office complex called “Dumbo Heights.” [Curbed]Konrad Putzier

Correction: an earlier version of this post incorrectly claimed that the developers announced Adjmi’s involvement in 85 Jay. No announcement has been made.


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