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Dumbo's Watchtower-Replacing Tech Hub Will Look Like This

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Kushner Companies, along with partners partners RFR Realty and LIVWRK, have revealed more details about their big plans for the former Jehovah's Witness buildings in Dumbo, which will soon be home to a complex of office buildings aimed at tech companies called Dumbo Heights. Kushner paid $375 million for the properties last year and will spend another $100 million, according to the Daily News, transforming them into a "mixed use urban campus" that will include, in addition to the offices, gourmet market, roof deck, pet-friendly spaces, daycare facilities and bicycle storage. The developers launched a very fancy website yesterday that outlines the details of each of the five interconnected buildings — 175 Pearl Street, 77 Sands Street, 117 Adams Street, 81 Prospect Street, and 55 Prospect Street — that will comprise the campus. Permits were filed in February for mechanical and plumbing work in the buildings, as well as some interior demolition, and the project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2015. Several "major tenants" are set to be announced this month.
· Watchtower buildings to become Dumbo Heights [NYDN]
· Jehovah's Witness Watchtower Buildings Will Become 'DUMBO Heights' Tech Temple [Gothamist]
· Watchtower coverage [Curbed]