Renovation and New Construction Move Ahead at Patterson Bethel, New York

Work on a new two-story 2,787-square-meter (30,000 sq ft) visitor facility at the Watchtower Educational Center of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Patterson, New York, U.S.A., is expected to be completed by the summer of 2023. The building, which will feature a museum with three permanent galleries and one rotational gallery, will have the capacity to host 1,200 daily visitors.

Additionally, many of the property’s buildings are being refurbished and aged building systems and finishes are being replaced. The renovation and new construction work are approximately 40 percent complete.

The brothers coordinating the project have faced challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Global supply chain issues threatened to halt construction progress. For example, during a key construction phase there was a shortage of cement to make concrete, but the brothers were able to obtain what was needed to complete a large section of concrete flooring on schedule. Also, although steel prices skyrocketed, our brothers were able to purchase the needed steel at affordable prices based on early procurement and preexisting contracts. {read more here}

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