Two significant building projects of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the United States are moving ahead, thanks to the hard work of volunteers from across the country.
Wallkill, New York: This complex is home to over 1,600 Witnesses and a center for the production of literature for Jehovah’s Witnesses in the United States. To expand operations in Wallkill, construction workers—many of them volunteers—are building a new three-story office building, a parking garage, and a three-story residence building to house personnel. By 2012, volunteers had already completed a technical-equipment building and a 200-seat addition to the dining room.
Jehovah’s Witnesses have administrative complexes, known as branch offices, in many countries, including Brazil, Germany, and Mexico. In the United States, the facilities of Jehovah’s Witnesses include an educational center in Patterson, New York, and offices in Brooklyn, New York. When the expansion is completed, Wallkill will form the largest complex used by Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide.
Warwick, New York: This complex will serve as the new world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Existing empty buildings have been removed from the site. The Witnesses have obtained a parcel of land 10 kilometers (6 mi) away, in Tuxedo, New York, to stage machinery and building materials. The relevant local authorities have accepted the final environmental impact statement for the project. Once the site plan is approved, an application will be made for building permits. In the meantime, the world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses continues to operate from Brooklyn, New York.