Neighborhood critics of the mayor's proposal for much taller buildings in South Lake Union told the Seattle City Council on Thursday they're not merely trying to protect their own views, and they're willing to compromise, allowing 160-foot towers near the lake.

In a presentation praised by council members for its thoroughness and civility, members of the South Lake Union Community Coalition stressed, though, that Mayor Mike McGinn's proposal goes too far and should be scaled back.

The mayor would allow up to 33 new towers of at least 16 stories in the fast-growing area, with some possibly rising to 40 stories.

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