LA council approves Hollywood towers project

LOS ANGELES (AP) A controversial project that would change the Hollywood skyline by constructing two high-rises has been approved by the Los Angeles City Council.

The so-called Millennium Hollywood project envisions two towers of 30-plus stories adjacent to the landmark Capitol Records building.

City News Service reports that the council gave unanimous 13-0 approval Wednesday.

Some Hollywood groups have campaigned against the project on grounds that it would be a monstrosity and worsen traffic congestion.

Opponents have also charged that the site is on an active earthquake fault.

The project includes residential units, hotel rooms, restaurants and other retail space.