in Support of
New Jersey's Liberty Tower
in Jersey City
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I've started a grassroots
effort which I am hoping you will support in the New Jersey Legislature.
As is stated in the Assembly Tourism and Gaming Committee Statement to
Assembly Number 2049 - " New Jersey's tourism industry is of critical
importance to the overall health of the State's economy as evidenced by
the amount of revenues this State collects annually from tourism and tourism-related
activities and the opportunities for employment afforded to its citizens."
Once built - this
tower will be the tallest structure in the world. Currently the NY broadcasters
want to build an ugly tower with tons of support cables. It will be no
different than the many other communication towers throughout NJ that
no one wants in their neighborhoods - except for one thing - this one
will be 2000ft tall and be seen from 20 miles away. The broadcasters just
want something cheap and quick to build - but New Jerseyans will have
to live with this for generations. This tower is proposed for Bayonne,
which the Mayor of Bayonne supports and is willing to give to them.
New Jersey's Liberty
Tower can be used to advertise New Jersey to the world and draw tourists
from New York. Right now most of the tourists that visit New York don't
see a reason to take the ferry ride across the Hudson to New Jersey. The
tallest structure in the world WITH observation deck can give them that
reason. Once they are here - looking out over Manhattan from New Jersey's
Liberty Tower - they can also see what other things there are to see and
do in New Jersey. Liberty Tower can be the central point that New Jersey
needs to tie all our great tourism together and advertise it to the world.
We have Revolutionary War reenactments, skiing, the beaches, the oldest
lighthouses in the country, great restaurants, great state parks and so
much more. But sadly most of the rest of the country thinks that New Jersey
is a dump.
Having the RIGHT
tower that draws tourism and is world renowned is good for the entire
state, good for the entire New Jersey tourism industry. It would be a
huge step in combating this negative stereotype that New Jersey has had
I am asking for your
support in this. New Jersey's Liberty Tower will do much more for New
Jersey in terms of jobs, tourism dollars, prestige, etc than a quickly
erected eyesore like the one proposed in Bayonne. From my understanding
there isn't much time - supposedly a decision by Governor McGreevey will
be made in 4 - 6 weeks. In this short time - I am trying to get as much
exposure and support for this as I can. You may think that this does not
concern anyone outside the Jersey City/Bayonne area - but I think that
this will be great for ALL of New Jersey.