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Developers to test for fault under skyscraper

Posted: August 3, 2013 11:15 a.m.
Updated: August 3, 2013 11:15 a.m.
 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The developers of a Hollywood skyscraper have agreed to dig a trench to determine whether an earthquake fault runs beneath the site slated for the project.

The Los Angeles Times reported late Friday that New York-based Millennium Partners will dig at the request of the city.

State geologist John Parrish has said strands of the Hollywood fault appear to run beneath the proposed skyscraper site. Parrish says he considers the fault active and capable of producing a devastating earthquake.

Philip Aarons, one of Millennium's founding partners, says the developers have no interest in building on a fault.

The Millennium project would build two towers of 39 and 35 stories near the Capitol Records building, creating more than 1 million square feet of apartment, office, hotel and retail space.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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