Battle of the Giant Developers

Beverly Hills Suzanne DranowThere was a movie out a few years ago that had giant robots battling each other for… well, I have no idea because I didn’t see the movie. 

That said, the imagery of giant robots came to mind when I read this Bloomberg.com piece about one giant developer (Alegem) taking on an even “gianter” developer (Wanda Group) over the rights to build huge residential towers in Beverly Hills.Though no buildings have been knocked down in in this fierce struggle, millions of lobbying and political advertising dollars have been spent on the next battlefield — a ballot measure that can make or break either project, which will be voted on by the residents of Beverly Hills.
Either way this one goes, and whoever the winner is, I’d like to thank them in advance for the additional vehicular traffic they’ll be bringing to an already traffic challenged intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards.

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