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Bradbury Building

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Address: 304 S Broadway, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013-1224
Phone Number: 213 626 1893

Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.

Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.

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Beauty and Film History

Ok, it's been a few years. But the fact that I can still remember the impression that this building made on me 40+ years later should inspire you. The building must have been... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ok, it's been a few years. But the fact that I can still remember the impression that this building made on me 40+ years later should inspire you. The building must have been recently renovated or something, because there was an article in the LA Times. So I drove out from San Bernardino, 1-1/2 hours away. Pre Blade Runner, one... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fantastic building, a unique Los Angeles classic. If you love architecture, it is definitely worth taking a peek inside. There isn't anything to really "do" in there, but it is in the heart of downtown near Central Market. Many folks know this interior from "Blade Runner".

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing building and definitely worth a look if you can fit it in. The outside of the building does not give away the splendour of architecture that you will find inside. It is a truly innovative building particularly for its time.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're in downtown LA, definitely make a stop to see this unique building. It's free to walk in and take pictures. You really only need to plan to spend about 10 minutes here, but you'll be glad you did.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bradbury was part of my self-designed architecture tour of LA. It was worth the trip downtown. The interior is beautiful as expected. Access is limited to the main floor and a couple of landings. It is tricky to photograph with bright light coming in from the central atrium and the tight public space, but you can still get good... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone can go inside and snap photos of the interior which is so beautiful. And if you're a Blade Runner fan, it's a must see!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be fooled by the ordinary exterior. This is a beautiful place to see on the inside. And, surprisingly, the management does allow you into the lobby to look up at the beautiful terraced floors and atrium.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

If you're in the downtown and have the time - do walk inside the Bardbury Building to check out the unique architectural here.

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West Hollywood, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Thank goodness there are wonderful city tours and we ran into someone who told us about a free one! You can just tip at the end. Well worth it. It included the historic Bradbury building that has been in Bladerunner and many more movies and shows. The two-hour free walking tour of downtown LA, focused on L.A.'s history, architecture and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

You've seen it in movies from the 1930s to Blade Runner. The brick work exterior hides an atrium surrounded by turn-of-the-20th century wrought ironwork edging the balconies and the original elevator cage. Walking in the first time, half a century ago, knocked me for a loop. Access to upper floors is limited now, but just standing on the ground floor... More 

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