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“Architecture fans need this.”
Review of Bradbury Building

Bradbury Building
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Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles Walking and Subway Tour
Ranked #33 of 547 things to do in Los Angeles
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Owner description: Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.
Los Angeles
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41 reviews
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“Architecture fans need this.”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

It is a beautiful bldg. I try and make this a part of any Downtown trip. I like to hit the Grand Central Market and the Angels Flight. I hit Chinatown and I hit The Bradbury. You can't go upstairs unless with a tour of some sort.

Visited July 2013
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Hermosa Beach, California
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“If you LOVE architecture and history a MUST SEE In LA”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I LOVE this building. I was lucky enough to have an office here in the early 90's right after the building was restored and during the time that Jack Nicholson made the movie "Wolf" or "Wolfman" something like that. I remember them filming there and those of us that worked there were very protective over the way the building was being treated. It has gorgeous marble floors and wood details on the stairs, the elevator is one of the most unique in the world. The bathrooms are gorgeous (yes the bathrooms at least they were back then) and the offices were amazing. I NEVER wanted to leave work. The ceiling of this building makes you feel like you are outside. (The offices are not like that at least my office had a regular ceiling) but from the courtyard and stairs it's definitely something to see in person! They used to give tours and I recently saw a friend of mine post a picture of himself in the building so I'm guessing they still are. If you can get in to see this and you like history and interesting buildings this is a REAL GEM. it's at Broadway and 3rd in Downtown LA. PS- this area is getting better but it's still not super safe. I don't recommend going after dark or alone and if you do go and want to walk around the area - keep it low key. Don't go flashing jewelry, purses, etc..There are parking lots with attendants and i highly recommend paying the money for that. The Central Market is across the street and great for food and an experience! Just keep the above safety advice in mind there as well. Be aware, be safe but have fun!! Bring a camera!

Visited July 2013
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Beverly Hills, California
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“Beyond gorgeous and historical”
Reviewed 3 January 2014

Just to walk into the building is beautiful. If in the area, walk in just to see the majesty of the atrium with amazing ironwork and glass. A must-see when in the area. Also, they usually have very-enthused people working there who can provide a history of the building (employed by the Los Angeles Conservation Agency, I think). Either way, a must-see!

Visited December 2013
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“Architectural Wonder in Wrought Iron, Marble, Glass & Wood!”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

What a find! One must tread carefully and quietly, as folks live and work here, but the lobby is a must-see in downtown Los Angeles. Restored in the 1990s, I believe, it is a marvel in its use of fine materials to create beautiful, functional forms. The open, wrought-iron elevator is a classic, used in Blade Runner and other films. It's the ceiling that is the real scene-stealer, though, with glass-block panels that reveal changing sky colors overhead. Altogether a great ... and free ... experience!

Visited December 2013
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“It's in Blade Runner!”
Reviewed 9 December 2013

I only walked past here as I was following a tour in my guide book. Only when I went in did I realise that this is the building from Blade Runner! This is why I love LA, movie locations everywhere! There was a guard at the entrance so we only stayed a few minutes as we were told the LAPD is in this building now and we werent sure if we could visit anything but the entrance hall. But it was very cool to see this.

Visited November 2013
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