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“Peek only...couldn't go in.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bradbury Building

Bradbury Building
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Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles Walking and Subway Tour
Ranked #29 of 536 things to do in Los Angeles
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Owner description: Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.
Central Coast California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
“Peek only...couldn't go in.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Was trying to hit all the top downtown sites. Went to the door to go in. There was a sign on the door "No tourists today". An official came to open the door for someone who had business there. When I asked why tourists weren't allowed in, he explained LAPD Internal Affairs is located there. During the time we visited, the city was on heightened alert due to a threat against the LAPD. I was able to see a peek inside but it made it more interesting when it wasn't just an interesting building but was actually involved with an incident that was constantly on the news while we were there.

Visited February 2013
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“A beautiful, iconic building”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

It should be part of a visit to the downtown area. It is the building depicted in the Harrison Ford movie "Blade Runner."

Visited January 2013
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“Incredible experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

We walked along way to get into this building. Wow, it was worth it. Great architecture, well maintained and fantastic details. Shame that you only can go up beyond the first floor landing. Even so it was worth the visit.

Visited January 2013
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“Part of a walking tour.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

This was where. Walking tour through downtown LA ended. Cool end to tour with lots of history! Standing in the lobby really triggered a lot of movie memories.

Visited May 2012
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“An Architectural Wonder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

This classic building has been featured in many famous films over the years, including Blade Runner, Wolf and Chinatown. And no wonder - the distinctive lines of this 1893 building's interior courtyard are lovely. A must see when you are in downtown Los Angeles. A working office building, wander in for free and prepare to be inspired.

Visited February 2012
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