The Brooklyn waterfront’s iconic Watchtower sign is no more.
The famed structure atop 30 Columbia Street, featuring 15-foot tall letters that weighed up to 860 pounds, officially came down on Wednesday, according to the New York Post. It will eventually be replaced by a sign for a future office tenant.
The building is one of many former Jehovah’s Witnesses properties that the religious group has sold off as they move upstate to Warwick. Kushner Companies, LIVWRK and CIM Group purchased the Watchtower building last year for $340 million. They unveiled plans in May to turn the building into a 635,000-square-foot office complex called “Panorama.”
The Witnesses had filed a permit application with the Department of Buildings in June to take the letters down at an estimated cost of $70,500.