Gallery: View from the Cloisters Museum Threatened by LG Electronics’ N...

At the Cloisters Museum, which holds the Met’s collection of medieval architecture and art, the beautiful sight of the Hudson river and surrounding cliffs is being threatened by LG Electronics USA’s plan to build an eight-story building on the coveted natural site. If LG goes forward with their building plans, the new HOK designed headquarters will be the sole building to rise above the treetops and break the picturesque sight from the Cloisters' museum grounds in upper Manhattan. The Met, as well as several environmental groups are protesting the construction, and Larry Rockefeller, whose grandfather donated 700 acres along the New Jersey cliffs to keep the pristine view of the Palisades unmarred, has been in negotiation processes with LG.

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