A heightened Hollywood skyline passes the city council

The so-called Millennium plan made it through the L.A. City Council yesterday, opening the doors for New York developer Millennium Partners to build two skyscrapers and more than 1 million square feet of office, hotel and retail space in the area surrounding the Capitol Records building.

Opponents of the proposal have criticized 39 and 35-story-tall buildings for clashing with the preexisting scenery, and predict traffic will become even messier in the immediate area.

And, pouring fuel on the fire, the head of the California Geological Survey, John Parrish penned a letter warning that the skyscrapers would be built within an earthquake fault zone.

Millennium Partners stand by the structural stability of their designs, regardless of the fault line, and the city council didn’t seem particularly worried, passing the proposal unanimously.

For more info, head over to L.A. Now.

Photos: Katie Falkenberg / For The Times, Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

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    New York needs to keep its mitts off of Los Angeles.
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    Well there goes the neighborhood - the street people of hollywood + me
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    Um if there’d be skyscrapers in the fault zone there’s LA’s BUSIEST SUBWAY LINE in the fault zone too?!? (Also, this is...
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