Council committee OKs shorter Hollywood towers

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles City Council committee has approved a developer’s proposal to cut by 25 percent the height of two towers of a controversial skyscraper project in Hollywood.

The Los Angeles Times reports Millennium Partners agreed to build shorter structures around the famous Capitol Records building on opposite sides of Vine Street.

The complex’s east tower was trimmed from 55 stories to 39 and a west tower was cut from 45 to 35.

The revised plan offers less street-level open space than the earlier version and could potentially move the buildings closer to sidewalks.

The newspaper says the council’s Planning and Land Use Management Committee forwarded the project to the full council for a July 24 vote.

Residents complained that the reduction still does not address traffic concerns.

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