Wonderful photos to see of the present exterior and interior of one of the old WT factories. Please go to the site to see the photos and read the rest of the article that I did not paste here.
Welcome to 81 Prospect St., one of two DUMBO buildings housing a new WeWork facility. Eagle photos by Rob Abruzzese
Eye On Real Estat
By Lore Croghan
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The world is divided into two types of people — those who have offices in WeWork's cauldrons of creativity and entrepreneurship, and those who only get to read about them.
The meteoric success of this coworking office space provider has fast become the stuff of legend in New York City real estate circles.
The Chelsea-based company, founded by former Israeli naval officer Adam Neumann and University of Oregon basketball player turned architect Miguel McKelvey, has a valuation of $10 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported in June.
The first Brooklyn WeWork location has been opening in stages, starting this past August, at 81 Prospect St. and 77 Sands St. The spaces are connected with a skybridge and function as a single facility. The rollout is expected to wrap up in January with the opening of three floors at 77 Sands.
These are former Watchtower Bible-printing plants in a cluster of buildings Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, bought in 2013. Kushner Cos.' and mega-landlord RFR's $375 million, six-building deal included a hotel that houses Jehovah's Witnesses. The complex is now called DUMBO Heights.