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Bradbury Building

304 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA, United States

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  • Bradbury BuildingPro 2014
    Jaak Treiman
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    5 Feb 16, 2014

    This is the oldest, active commercial building in central Los Angeles. Not much to look at from the outside it has an amazing interior - a sun bathed inner court with bird-cage elevators, marble paneling, ironwork and Mexican floor tiles. It has been featured in many movies including Blade Runner and Double Indemnity.

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    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    4 Oct 23, 2013
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    Zora O'Neill
    5 Oct 23, 2013

    Movie magic! This place is so, so beautiful inside. It's probably best known as a set for Bladerunner, but has been used for a bunch of other movies and TV shows. The interior atrium goes all the way up, surrounded by intricate filigree cast-iron staircases and railings. So glad I got to see this place IRL.

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    Greta Anderson
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    5 Jul 18, 2013

    A must see stop if you are in Downtown LA. Don't let the outside stop you from going in. It's AMAZING inside.

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    Yulree Chun "@GogobotLA"
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    4 Jan 31, 2013

    What you see is VERY VERY gorgeous, but there just isn't much to see as all the floors are restricted except for the ground floor. Visitors cannot go up the stairs and they cannot open doors either as it's still a commercial building. But man, walking into the building will take your breath away.

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    Carlie Yapp
    5 Jan 31, 2013

    If you are a fan of architecture, this is highly recommended - hands down the most interesting building in Los Angeles. The inside of the building is something that came out of Orson Welles' imagination. Go around mid - day to late afternoon; at this time you will be able to see the sunlight fliter through 2 feet of a special marble that was imported from South America (Argentina I believe) at the time it was built - providing a glowing effect. A building designed for the future in the late 1800s.

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    Phillip Cheung
    5 Jan 31, 2013

    From the outside the Bradbury Building doesn't stand out from the other old buildings downtown. But the interior is absolutely gorgeous. Wrought iron and wood and marble, with cage elevators standing free in the cavernous space. Definitely worth poking your head in, especially if you were in the area to check out Grand Central Market, the Million Dollar Theater, or Angel's Flight.

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    5 Jul 25, 2012

    Built in 1893 by the mining billionaire Bradbury, this building represent an architectural landmark in LA. It is in Downtown and its architecture feature an Italian Renaissence Revival style. There is a big atrium in the center naturally lit. Ornamental iron, polished wood and rich marble make this building luxurious and fascinating. It is nowadays the headquarter of the police department.

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    Cathy Prendergast Roew
    5 Jan 31, 2013

    Awesome

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Description:

The Bradbury Building is an impressive architectural landmark located in Los Angeles, California. Named after Lewis L. Bradbury, a mining millionaire, the Bradbury Building is one of the most impressive Victorian buildings left in Los Angeles. Lewis L. Bradbury commissioned the building in 1892 and the structure was completed in 1893. Bradbury wanted his building to be unconventional and hired draftsman George Wyman as a designer. Wyman was reluctant to take the offer at first but a conversation with his dead brother through a Ouija board changed his mind. Wyman's design was inspired by the 1887 science fiction book Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy. The final result was an architectural masterpiece that includes oak paneling, wrought-iron railings, open-cage elevators and a glass roof.
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