In this photo gallery, see how the work progressed on the new world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses and how volunteers supported the construction work between September 2015 and February 2016.
October 7, 2015—Warwick site
An arch for a wetlands bridge is transported to the bridge foundation. Tires cushioned the arch when it was first unloaded from a truck. The bridge protects environmentally sensitive wetlands.
October 13, 2015—Offices/Services Building
A green roof covered with a type of succulent vegetation called sedum changes color before going dormant in winter. Sixteen varieties of sedum are planted on the roofs. Green roofs, which help the environment by controlling stormwater, reduce energy expenses and need only weeding to remain healthy.
October 13, 2015—Residence D
A carpenter installs scribe molding in the kitchen of a residential room. The Carpentry Department had installed more than 60 percent of all kitchen cabinets by the end of February 2016.
October 16, 2015—Offices/Services Building
Electricians install light-emitting diode (LED) lamps to illuminate the Watch Tower logo on the courtyard tower.
October 21, 2015—Offices/Services Building
The Offices/Services Building, with its courtyard tower and entrance lobby, is illuminated at night. The tower will offer visitors a unique view of the Warwick site and its surroundings.
October 22, 2015—Warwick site
Construction workers prepare an access road for emergency vehicles by laying subgrade and pouring concrete. The temporary burlap cover in the background reduces erosion during construction.
November 9, 2015—Offices/Services Building
Workers install a prefabricated skylight above an elevator lobby. Eleven skylights in the Offices/Services Building allow natural light into interior spaces.
November 16, 2015—Maintenance Building/Resident Parking
Using an oxygen-acetylene beveling machine, a welder cuts carbon steel pipe for the chilled water system.
November 30, 2015—Offices/Services Building
A carpenter installs a window subsill. After the subsill is leveled and the drywall is secured, a finished windowsill will be installed.
December 17, 2015—Warwick site
Pavers are installed on a rainy day. At the right center of the photo, a white screed grades two layers of aggregate to a level plane. In the foreground, an excavator fitted with a hydraulic installation clamp lowers pavers into place. On the left, a plastic tarp covers topsoil to prevent erosion.
December 24, 2015—Warwick site
Workers pull medium-voltage wire to an electrical substation, which supplies power to the Warwick complex.
January 5, 2016—Offices/Services Building
A worker completes the frame of a walkway cover between Visitor Parking and the Offices/Services Building. The cover will protect visitors from rain and snow.
January 5, 2016—Maintenance Building/Resident Parking
A technician adjusts boiler settings at a control panel. All four boilers at the Warwick complex are now installed.
February 8, 2016—Offices/Services Building
Mechanics install dryers in the Laundry Department. The dryers have capacities ranging from 6 to 45 kilograms (15 to 100 lbs). Washing machines will be installed along the left wall.
February 8, 2016—Tuxedo complex
Gerrit Lösch, a member of the Governing Body, conducts the Bethel family Watchtower Study. The program is broadcast to other locations where Warwick workers are housed.
February 19, 2016—Residence A
The Interiors Department delivers carpet to one of the residence buildings. Over 65,000 square meters (78,000 sq yds) of carpet were ordered for the Warwick complex.
February 22, 2016—Warwick site
Between September 2015 and February 2016, certificates of occupancy were received for Residences C and D, allowing workers to be accommodated there. All building elevators were installed. Construction on Residence Drive, including the laying of pavers, was completed. Because of the mild winter, landscaping proceeded ahead of schedule.
February 24, 2016—Maintenance Building/Resident Parking
A member of the suspended-ceiling crew walks on stilts to install the ceiling grid. The Walls/Ceilings Department cares for framing, insulating, hanging and finishing drywall, and plastering, as well as installing firestopping in wall penetrations.
Over the past 28 years, Jehovah’s Witnesses have constructed buildings in 120 countries, donating their skill and time without pay. Learn more about this unique construction program.