ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — LG Electronics is moving forward with plans to build a 143-foot office tower in Englewood Cliffs after a judge paved the way for the project last week, even as a coalition of environmental groups is preparing its appeal, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported.
The groups say the building, which would stand 109 feet taller than any other in the area — and extend above existing tree lines — would forever ruin the pristine views of the Palisades and set a dangerous precedent that would threaten a national natural treasure. Former New Jersey Govs. Brendan Byrne, Thomas Kean, James Florio and Christine Todd Whitman have also come out against the complex, jointly sending a letter to LG CEO Bon-joon Koo in June.
“The fact that they’re so obstinately refusing to consider a lower-profile design, I think, is certainly making people have second thoughts about buying LG products,” said Hailey Carlock, an attorney with Scenic Hudson, one of the groups that sued to halt the project.