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Palisades View Problem

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Benefactors and members of the Metropolitan Museum of Art are at the forefront of protesting and trying to prevent the construction of a new LG headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey because they say it’s going to ruin their view.

Dr. David Goldberg with Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory discussed the rich geographic history of the Palisades. He said that 200 million years ago the Earth was one continent known as Pangaea which was broken up due to subterranean plate activity and thus created the beautiful cliffs coated with mineral rich lava that are now part of the Palisades.

While there are many people opposed to this new construction, some think that it will help bring about 2,000 jobs to New Jersey.

Meanwhile, LG has been granted special permission to violate traditional zoning laws of 35 feet and allow the building of this 143 foot tall building they call “green”.

In 1933 John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated 700 acres of prime Palisades’ land, just so no one could build on it and Larry Rockefeller joined in on the protest of this new construction at the ground breaking event to try and make sure that this stands true.

Right now this construction project has been appealed in court and if it’s overturned the new project could be halted until a compromise is met.


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