After months of negotiations, city officials tell the courts they don’t see a way to salvage the structure.
In a new court filing, the construction manager raises concerns about Hadid’s friendships with city inspectors.
Parts of the home were never permitted—and the courts have ordered that some of it must come down.
Neighbors say they live "in constant fear of the hillside collapsing."
Neighbors spotted new electrical fixtures and woodwork in the mansion, which had its permits revoked years ago.
Hadid—the father of models Gigi and Bella Hadid and a veteran developer of massive spec homes—got in trouble a couple of years ago for building code violations.
The city revoked permits for Hadid’s mansion, built on speculation, in 2014. It also ordered construction to stop, but the work continued.
At more than 40,000 square feet, the estate is positively palatial. Though notorious developer Hadid sold the property in 2010, he’s reportedly been leasing the place since then.
Four years ago, a group of hikers sued megamansion developer Mohamed Hadid for access to a popular hiking trail in Franklin Canyon and won, but an appeal last week sided with Hadid. The hikers aren't calling it quits yet, though.