Clearing its first hurdle in terms of city approvals, the Morphosis-designed Emerson College building proposed for the corner of Sunset and Gordon was approved today by the Planning Commission. Not unexpectedly, attorney Robert Silverstein aka Mr. McSue, showed up at the hearing to express his dismay about the project. Silverstein, who has also represented other local Hollywood clients in their fight against certain developments, including the Gerding Edlen Spaghetti Factory project, showed up on behalf of East/West Studios, a local music studio that's unhappy about the noise and vibrations expected to come from construction of the proposed 10-story building, which would house Emerson College seniors studying in Los Angeles.
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