03/29/2011 06:18 pm ET Updated May 29, 2011

Wilshire Grand Project Approved By L.A. City Council

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to throw its support behind an elaborate package of new flashing signs, illuminated graphics and moving text for two planned downtown skyscrapers, ignoring critics who warned that such brightly lighted images would degrade the look of the city.

Councilman Bill Rosendahl cast the lone vote against the plan.

Minutes after the initial vote, the City Council reconsidered the sign district. During that second vote, Rosendahl agreed to stay out of the room, making the decision unanimous and avoiding the need for a vote next week.

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