Brooklyn Watchtower Project

Two of BDB Construction’s most acclaimed projects were completed for one client and two locations at the massive Brooklyn Watchtower complex in Brooklyn, with its breathtaking views of New York Harbor. Comprising two buildings and a client team focused on the highest-quality construction possible, the project challenges included an ambitious schedule and the goal of renovating more than 150 apartments — 60,000 square feet in total — in less than a year. The former residences for Jehovah’s Witnesses at the 97 Columbia Heights (11 stories) and 117 Columbia Heights (six stories) were largely delivered in eight months, far ahead of schedule, to allow move-in for student residents. During the remaining four months, BDB delivered shared amenities, generous  lobbies and common areas, as well as key punch-list items. Along with premium student rooms, the facilities offer classrooms, conference suites, communal kitchens as well as bright, open laundry rooms.