Article: Vincent Viola, ... plans residential building at Watchtower site [124 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn]
Vincent Viola, Trump’s first pick for Army Secretary, plans resi building at Watchtower site
The 101 apartments will replace 237 dorms
By Kathryn Brenzel | July 21, 2017 05:00PM
The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ building at 124 Columbia Heights (credit: Getty Images) and Vincent Viola
Vincent Viola, the billionaire trader who was President Trump’s first nominee for Army Secretary, plans to turn a Jehovah’s Witness dormitory in Brooklyn Heights into apartments.
Viola, the CEO of Virtu Financial, purchased the property at 124 Columbia Heights last year for $105 million. According to plans filed Friday, the building’s 237 dorm rooms will be replaced with 101 apartments.
HS2 Architecture is the architect of record. Salvatore Caiola, a contractor listed as a representative for the owner, didn’t return a call seeking more information on his role on the project.