A recent study found that three-fourths of Seattle voters want public views protected around Seattle, including that of the Space Needle at Seattle Center.

This comes as the Seattle City Council finalizes a proposed rezone of the South Lake Union neighborhood that would allow the development of three tall towers.

A 2001 city rule preserves views from ten city parks. But, the list does not include South Lake Union Park.

Becasue taxpayers and private donors, led by Paul Allen, spent $30 million to renovate the park, some argue the view of the Space Needle should be preserved.

The study was funded by the Space Needle Corporation, the private company that owns the Space Needle, and conducted by EMCResearch.

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