New Hollywood tower project may be over fault line

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A recently approved project that would create two of Hollywood’s tallest towers may run directly over an active earthquake fault, raising doubt about whether construction should go forward.

The Los Angeles Times reports that although the fault’s existence has been known for several decades, some geologists believe more testing should be done to determine exactly where the fault lies. If it is found underneath the Millennium towers, it could result in revisions to the project or scuttle it altogether.

California law prohibits construction of new buildings within 50 feet of an active earthquake fault. A building over a fault can be ripped apart during an earthquake.

A spokesman for the developer says no evidence of a fault was found at the site but added more testing would be done.

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