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 two 39 and 35-foot tall buildings 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.
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