Battle to prevent demolition of Los Angeles' Century Plaza hotel heats up

07/21/2009 | NYTimes.com

Actress Diane Keaton is among preservationists fighting to prevent real estate investor Michael Rosenfeld from demolishing the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles. Rosenfeld plans to replace the 19-story building, which was designed by World Trade Center designer Minoru Yamasaki and dates to the 1960s, with two 50-story towers. The hotel has been added to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of "most endangered sites" in the country.

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