For generations, an iconic American landmark, appreciated for its unspoiled vistas...until now.
The natural beauty of the Palisades cliffs rising above the west bank of the Hudson River has long been appreciated by generations of residents and visitors to the metropolitan area. Protected for over 100 years through the efforts of citizens of New Jersey and New York, the Palisades are included in the National Natural Landmarks Program administered by National Parks Service and are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
But now, LG Electronics, a multinational corporation, is planning to build an office tower that will rise high above the trees, and for the first time, violate the unspoiled ridgeline — a view enjoyed by Americans since before the founding of our nation.
LG’s proposed office tower will rise 143 feet above grade—far higher than the 35-foot limit that has, until now, been respected by other companies in this area. LG sought a variance from the local zoning authorities to proceed with construction. Subsequently, when concerns were raised about the legality of the variance, the Borough of Englewood Cliffs rewrote the zoning laws to allow greater building heights throughout the area, opening the door to additional overdevelopment that will rise above this unique American landmark.
Protect the Palisades, a coalition of individuals and organizations in New Jersey, New York and across America, is dedicated to preserving the Hudson River Palisades. Join with us to convince LG Electronics to rethink its plans for its towering office complex and urge them to build a lower facility that can accommodate the same number of employees without violating the historic landmark views.
See our NY Times ad (May 7, 2013)
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