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Bradbury Building

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Address: 304 S. Broadway at Third Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone Number: 213 626 1893
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.

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If You Loved the Movie Bladrunner...

You will step into the lobby and see the elevator that is operated by a person who allows only tenants and their clients to ride. You will not be able to step beyond the elevator... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Sacramento, CA
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Sacramento, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

You will step into the lobby and see the elevator that is operated by a person who allows only tenants and their clients to ride. You will not be able to step beyond the elevator and can linger as long as you want in the lobby, looking up at the floors above. Definitely worth a trip if you loved Bladerunner!

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Los Angeles, California
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Anyone visiting downtown Los Angeles should step into this historic building. The building was something I was introduced to back in the early 60's by my mother. It has been beautifully restored to its elegance. The old cage elevators are something to behold as is the top of the building. I was told you couldn't go up top anymore, but... More 

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Malibu, California
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222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Doesn't look like much from the outside-- SEE the interior! Iconic & incredible architecture. Only first floor to visit. Cool elevator. Giant atrium--- really giant. You gotta see this! Seen in many movies--Remember blade runner? 1) Across from grand central market, and 2) a minute walk to angel flight ( kinda a waste but might as well seeing/doing all three... More 

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Illinois US
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We entered from Broadway and were amazed. You can only go up a half flight for a picture and walk into the lobby a little way.mits worth a visit. Beautiful architecture, wrought iron and wood work are incredible as is the light.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

As seen in Blade runner and probably numerous other movies, the Bradbury from inside did look truly amazing however access to the 2nd floor upwards were closed off to the public. Bit disappointing but we snapped the photos and left so all good. N.B ring up and check before visiting to avoid disappointment.

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Egham, United Kingdom
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We visited as we were going to the Grand Central Market , so killed two birds with one stone as just over the road . It was interesting but not special . It would have been a disappointment if we had made a special trip . I can only assume the people that rated it five haven't been to many... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Bradbury is a truly iconic building, located in DTLA (Downtown LA). Many movies (especially, I think, BLADE RUNNER) were partially shot in this edifice. A true throwback to another era !

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The exquisite detail and artisanship of the wrought iron, the marble floors with inlays, the woodcrafting, the light filled design and overall impact of the interior is unforgettable. This is an architectural and design gem well worth a visit.

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Turlock, California
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64 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband and I went on our Honeymoon in Oct 2014. To see in person. We are big Blade Runner fans. It was great to see how neat the architecture is. We were not allowed to take the elevator that would have made our trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was one of the nicest interiors we saw, make sure you go inside for a look. It's been preserved amazingly and was very impressive.

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