Sarah McKenzie

Fear of heights

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They live in or near Downtown but oppose tall towers -- and have the power to enforce their views

It's a paradoxical phenomenon: Urbanites opposed to tall buildings.

The uprising over high-rises is not a new trend. Some seethed when Target first proposed its 32-story headquarters at Nicollet Mall & South 11th Street. The Carlyle, a 39-story condo tower set to rise near Downtown's central riverfront at South 1st Street & 3rd Avenue South, attracted opponents who argued it would wall off the river.

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