“The proposed LG Tower had the potential to stain a national treasure—the Palisades—which look virtually the same as they did when man first laid eyes on them. This compromise is a tremendous victory not only for The Bronx, but for New York, New Jersey and nature lovers everywhere. A smaller LG Tower, one shorter than 70 feet, will preserve these views and protect the Palisades from blight. I congratulate those elected officials, activists and community organizations on both sides of the river who fought so hard for this change, and I commend LG for listening to our concerns and agreeing to a reasonable compromise,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

In June 2013, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and then-Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer co-authored a letter to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie urging his intervention on the issue of the LG Tower. That letter can be found at http://bit.ly/1fxhD6t.