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LG to Redesign to Protect View From the Cloisters

New York

When you’re going up against the Met and John D. Rockefeller Jr’s grandson, be prep on 27 acres in New Jersey, which sounds normal…until you realize it was expected to peek out above the treetops of the Palisades that Rockefeller donated to preserve the landscape. This minor detail did not go over well with a few people, namely Larry Rockefeller and the entire Natural Resources Defense Council, the Met, two Englewood residents, several environmental groups, and most likely the distant echo of the trees on the New Jersey cliff side. Well, New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman tweets that after more than two years of debate, LG will redesign their building to "respect the Palisades." LG maintains that the HOK-designed $300M, 493k SF project will create jobs while still being environmentally friendly. No word on whether HOK is still slated for the new design, as they have removed the old renderings from their website.