Help Protect the Hudson River Palisades
  • Petitioning Wayne Park

This petition will be delivered to:

President and Chief Executive Officer, LG Electronics USA
Wayne Park
Mayor, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
The Honorable Joseph C. Parisi, Jr.

Help Protect the Hudson River Palisades

    1. Petition by

      World Monuments Fund

The Hudson River Palisades and The Cloisters have been included on World Monuments Fund’s 2014 World Monuments Watch because of the threat posed by the plans by LG Electronics to build an enormous 143-foot-tall office complex atop these iconic cliffs. The new building would rise high above the ridgeline and spoil the dramatic natural beauty of this National Natural Landmark.

If constructed, the building would undo a century's worth of conservation efforts and violate a longtime public trust that has preserved the Palisades Interstate Park's unspoiled vistas sweeping northward from the George Washington Bridge. Included among the important sites that would be adversely affected is the historic Cloisters, which is directly across the Hudson River from the LG site.

To protect this heritage enjoyed by millions and the integrity of a National Natural Landmark, LG could build a low-rise alternative on its 27-acre site that would provide the same amount of office space and the same number of jobs, while respecting this treasured park landscape. But so far LG has refused to pursue such an option. 

World Monuments Fund is deeply concerned that LG’s plans, if carried out, will forever destroy one of America’s most iconic vistas. 

Please help protect the Palisades, and sign the petition below to urge LG Electronics USA to redesign its office plans so that its building does not tower above the ridgeline and spoil this extraordinary scenic and historic landmark.

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    • Joep de Koning NEW YORK, NY
      • 6 days ago

      A unique wonder of nature created over millions of years shouldn't be arrogantly dismissed and destroyed for eternity by an office complex that can be built somewhere else thus extending the life of this iconic palisade for the greater good.

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    • Kiilani Ocean ENCINITAS, CA
      • 20 days ago

      We are sick of corporations ruining our precious beautiful lands. thank you for trying to stop this abomination!

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    • Mark Kalish EAST HAMPTON, NY
      • 20 days ago

      No doubt LG can build elsewhere without destroying the natural beauty of the area.

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    • Richard O'Donnell WOLFEBORO, NH
      • 20 days ago

      Natural Beauty is lost among the colossal, man-made monstrosities that now dominate the landscape. We need carefully protect and preserve such natural beauty. As an architect who specifies LG appliances in interior spaces, I urge the company to consider other alternatives for their building location.

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    • Lara Allen LONG ISLAND CITY, NY
      • 20 days ago

      The Palisades has been protected area for over 100 years, and is a source of inspiration to thousands of artists, me included. More important, however, is its connection to the Hudson River School and the impact it had on that distinctive style. It is something so distinct and memorable, it is worth preserving. We must continue our efforts to do so.

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