LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Opponents of a plan to build two Hollywood high rises claim city officials have known since at least last year the proposed site could be near a fault line.
The Millennium Hollywood Project – which would include 39- and 35-story skyscrapers flanking the Capitol Records building along Vine Street between Yucca Street and Hollywood Boulevard – was approved by the L.A. City Council late last month.
Project opponents claim city leaders secretly discussed concerns about the towers being built along an earthquake fault line and failed to disclose their concerns in a previous study that showed no earthquake risks.
Attorney Robert Silverstein represents those against the project.
He released an email from a city engineer written in March 2012 which he claims shows Building and Safety officials were aware of the issue.