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Tallest Building Protest

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

There’s a protest in Englewood Cliffs over the new U.S. headquarters for the electronics company LG. This construction done by the South Korea-based company is expected to bring thousands of jobs to the area, but will also ruin the skyline over Palisades Park.

At the new LG building ground breaking, hundreds of people, including top LG executives, local politicians, and national media outlets, attended a catered tent party in front of the old building.

Outside the lavish event, nearly a hundred people protested against the building of the new headquarters. The building will be the tallest building in the town at 143 feet, and the protestors say that this building will destroy the natural beauty of the Palisades.

The company is violating zoning laws that have been abided by every other company in Englewood Cliffs. The protestors say that LG shouldn’t have the right to build a building four times higher than any other in town. They say the structure will ruin the beautiful scenic skyline at neighboring Palisades Park for all who visit.

Protestors like Mark Izeman say that LG has no good reason to be building so high. “The only reason is they want their corporate executives to have a view over the tree line, but so far they haven’t advanced any compelling reason why they need to build 90 feet above the tree line,” he said.

LG hasn’t given a clear answer on why they designed the structure so high. Instead, they stressed that the new building will be environmentally friendly or “green”.

So far, a lower-court judge has made an exception on the usual zoning laws, but the protestors are currently appealing that in court. The protestors believe this decision can easily be overturned, and that LG is displaying corporate greed and arrogance by jumping the gun on the construction.

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