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Brooklyn Today December 8: The Watchtower Sign Is Gone From the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Old Headquarters

Brooklyn Today December 8: The Watchtower Sign Is Gone From the Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Old Headquarters

THE WATCHTOWER SIGN IS GONE FROM THE JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES’ OLD HEADQUARTERS: It’s the end of an era. The red-lettered Watchtower sign, an icon of the Brooklyn waterfront for many decades, is gone. It stood atop the former Brooklyn Heights headquarters of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, who have moved to Warwick, N.Y. The old Watchtower headquarters at 25-30 Columbia Heights is located across the street from Brooklyn Bridge Park. The sign — which also tells the time and temperature — could be seen from the park and from Brooklyn Bridge and many spots in Lower Manhattan. The sign’s 15-foot-tall letters were removed from the top of the building on Wednesday.On Thursday, there was nothing left but the sign’s lattice framework, which will serve as the support for a replacement sign — and small red electric lights that continued to flash forth the time and temperature. “The letters will be going into storage,” a spokesman for the Jehovah’s Witnesses told us. “Presently we don’t have any plans to repurpose them.”

https://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2017/12/8/brooklyn-today-december-8-watchtower-sign-gone-jehovahs-witnesses-old