Watchtower Toledo buildings renovation designed by STATE-OF-THE-ART designer office

by Gorbatchov 16 Replies latest jw friends

  • Gorbatchov

    For people who already are bedazzled by the current stream of information about Watchtower / real estate planning, renovation and the emergency stop on the building programma called out, I found today that the renovation design of the (impressive!) Toledo buildings for the Watchtower real estate staff, is designed by a state of the art designer.

    Not a designer office, no, a state of the art designer. Look at the impressive list of luxurious projects the Toledo site is part of. It seems that in reality nothing is good enough for the representatives of God on earth. And thats maybe the reason the short of donations. The Toledo project is at photo line 25. You have to scroll down a bit.


  • Petraglyph

    Interesting. That would have been expensive.

    In an effort to relocate their main headquarters from Brooklyn to Warwick New York, the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society required a temporary construction facility to provide 65 dwelling units, general offices, construction shops, storage, kitchen and dining areas. This unique adaptive reuse required a 206,000 square foot expansive renovation of a classic International Style building originally designed by Wank, Adams & Slavin Associates as a corporate research facility for the International Paper Company. All alterations prioritized the preservation of the building’s original historic character which included the stress on volume rather than mass, regularities and the avoidance of architectural decorations, which are features typical of the International Style. In addition to the unique aesthetic parameters of the project, the function of the facility was equally critical. The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ everyday way of life and operations were intricately incorporated into the concept to make all operations efficient while maintaining their goals and ambitions. These specialized constraints resulted in standards beyond building code regulations with respect to safety, accessibility, interior environment and efficiency.

    Ugly ugly ugly building though :/

    Like something out of Communist Russia.

  • Splash

    Interesting discovery Gorby!

    The WT never skimp on expense for themselves!

    Watchtower Bible and Tract Society

  • Petraglyph

    Huh? What's wrong with my post? :o

  • Saintbertholdt
    Nothing but the best...even if you can't really afford it.
  • oppostate
    Very pricey digs indeed.
  • maksutov

    Petraglyph: Huh? What's wrong with my post? :o

    Lol, it includes a rude word! (W*nk)

  • Petraglyph
    Ah right, LOL
  • Barrold Bonds
    Barrold Bonds
    Hey OP you should check your spelling. It's TUXEDO. Not Toledo.
  • cha ching
    cha ching
    So Gorby, where do you get these things?????? Thx!!

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