Timeless View from Cloisters Threatened by Tower Proposal

Author: 
ROBIN POGREBIN
Date: 
01/20/2013
Source: 
New York Times
Advocacy Issue: 
Protecting the Palisades

 

After John D. Rockefeller Jr. donated land for the Cloisters museum in northern Manhattan, he went a step further in the 1930s and bought the cliffs across the Hudson River in New Jersey to preserve the museum’s pristine view of the Palisades.

Now his grandson Larry Rockefeller; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which owns the Cloisters; and other groups are fighting to preserve that vista, which they say is threatened by a new corporate headquarters to be built in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.

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