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City OKs planned Millennium Hollywood skyscrapers project

In this file photo, a woman takes a photo of the new Hollywood earthquake fault map released by the California Geological Survey. The Department of Building and Safety signed off Monday, July 7, 2015, on geology reports that found that no active earthquake fault runs under the site of the Millennium Hollywood development — even though the state geologist last year concluded there was one.
In this file photo, a woman takes a photo of the new Hollywood earthquake fault map released by the California Geological Survey. The Department of Building and Safety signed off Monday, July 7, 2015, on geology reports that found that no active earthquake fault runs under the site of the Millennium Hollywood development — even though the state geologist last year concluded there was one.
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Los Angeles building officials have approved plans to build a 1 million-square-foot complex of skyscrapers, stores and restaurants in the heart of Hollywood.

The Los Angeles Times reports the Department of Building and Safety signed off Monday on geology reports that found that no active earthquake fault runs under the site of the Millennium Hollywood development — even though the state geologist last year concluded there was one.

City officials agreed with the developer that the fault was too old to be considered active.

The move ends a two-year debate over whether two massive skyscrapers could be built safely due to seismic conditions.

The developer says it's committed to moving forward with the project, which would be the largest and tallest single development in Hollywood history.