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“Architectural gem”
Review of Bradbury Building

Bradbury Building
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Owner description: Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.
Camarillo, California
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“Architectural gem”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

The Bradbury Building is an architectural gem. You have to go in the door and kindly ask permission to enter. Once inside one feels what a time traveler would experience. The elevators are a delight and if permitted walk up the staircase and view the building from every possible view.

The Grand. Central Market is across the street and Angels Flight is on the other side of the market.

Visited December 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Working Office building”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

An amazing piece of architecture. Unfortunately you can't get past the first feet of the lobby unless you have real business in one of the offices.

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Central Coast California
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“Peek only...couldn't go in.”
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”
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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Birmingham
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“Incredible experience”
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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