View Mobile Site
zone code Advantage Code _
 

Ask the Expert

Signal Photos

 

Hollywood groups sue to stop huge development

Posted: August 28, 2013 4:00 p.m.
Updated: August 28, 2013 4:00 p.m.

Neighborhood groups have filed a lawsuit to stop a skyscraper from being built in Hollywood by the famed Capital Records buildig because of earthquake concerns.

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A coalition of neighborhood groups has filed a lawsuit to stop a $654 million skyscraper project from rising in the midst of Hollywood because of earthquake concerns.

The suit filed Wednesday says city officials approved the project without informing the public of environmental impacts including the likelihood that the project sits on top of an earthquake fault.

The suit was filed by attorney Robert Silverstein against the City of Los Angeles and the developers, Millenium Hollywood, LLC. The developers want to build towers 39 and 35 stories tall surrounding the famed Capitol Records building and just down the hill from the landmark Hollywood sign.

Residents say city officials hid the knowledge that the 4.5 acre site is on a fault that could shear the buildings in half if a major earthquake hit.

Comments

Commenting not available.
Commenting is not available.

 
 

Powered By
Morris Technology
Please wait ...