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

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

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Unique Building

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You really need to see this place. Don't waste time looking at photos and trying to decide whether to go. Just visit it you really will definitely not be disappointed. I think the less you know before hand the better the experience will be.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You simply cannot visit Los Angeles without making a stop at the Bradbury Building. The internal architecture is beyond amazing. The wrought iron work and glass atrium are amazing. I would recommend setting up a guided tour however because outside of the tour you're not allow to cross over the threshold of the top of the first staircase. Even if... More 

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Marlinton, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This building is fantastic. Even if you are not a Blade Runner fan it i worth seeing. The fact this place has survived intact all these years is amazing. You can't leave the lobby but you can see the most important parts from there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its worthit to go and take pictures. they filmed blade runner there. security guard in the entrance watching you.

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

Visit this building and be transported in time. You will remember it from many films. The ironwork is unbelieveable. It is a miracle that the building still exists!

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

Some time ago I hosted friends from Wisconsin and was taking them around to "tourist attractions" in Los Angeles. One of my friends said she really wanted to visit the Bradbury Building. I, I'm embarrassed to say, had never heard of it. My friend informed me it appeared in "Blade Runner" and so when we were going down "Angels' Flight"... More 

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Camarillo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must see for Blade Runner fans. It's a neat lobby architecturally. They let you walk around the first and second floor of the atrium. A quick stop really, maybe 15-30 minutes. The outside of the building is neat, as are several in downtown LA. It's across the street from the Central Market.

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