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Bradbury Building, Los Angeles

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Head downtown to see Bradbury Building and star in your own film noir. Originally designed by Sumner Hunt, Bradbury Building has been standing tall since 1893 when a millionaire businessman Lewis L. Bradbury commissioned it from George Wyman. Added to the list of the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission, the building played a starring role in many music videos of artists like Janet Jackson and Genesis, as well as various films. Take a stroll through the structure to admire the Romanesque style that rules the decor--including an interior central court--or ride the open-cage elevators for a unique experience. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Los Angeles trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • Cool architecture in historic downtown building. We entered from the north door. We could visit the lobby area only. The midday light made the skylight fabulous. If you like Blade Runner, you must... 
    Cool architecture in historic downtown building. We entered from the north door. We could visit the lobby area only. The midday light made the skylight fabulous. If you like Blade Runner, you must...  more »
  • Beautiful Victorian interior atrium space. It's a working office building so you cannot take the open cage elevators up - just admire the architecture. 
    Beautiful Victorian interior atrium space. It's a working office building so you cannot take the open cage elevators up - just admire the architecture.  more »
  • If you loved Blade Runner, you have to take a peak at the lobby of this extraordinary building. It is a working office building, so you can't ride the classic elevators. But you are allowed to gawk... 
    If you loved Blade Runner, you have to take a peak at the lobby of this extraordinary building. It is a working office building, so you can't ride the classic elevators. But you are allowed to gawk...  more »
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  • Another consistent tip on most LA recommended sights… this one was cool to see. Iconic building with very unique style and cool to see the reference to movies it has appeared in. A working office building but you are allowed to access ground floor and take a look at the interior. Definitely worth adding to your itinerary if you are in the area 🤙🏼
  • Beautiful building worth visiting if you are in the area. It is free to enter to see the interior architecture. Elevators are not for public use. Entrance only from Broadway Street.
  • Beautiful building and architecture, a must-stop if you're visiting Grand Central Market (or vice versa). You can only visit the first floor but it's free to just walk in and enjoy the space. Photography is only allowed with a cell phone.
  • The Bradbury Building is an architectural landmark in downtown Los Angeles, California, United States. It was built in 1893, it’s now a five-story office building. It has a skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs and elevators, and ornate ironwork. It appears in many works of fiction and has been the site of many movie and television shoots and music videos.
  • Definitely a beautiful building, worth the time to stop by, also a nice place to take photos. The lady who’s working there was rude and ruined the vibe, but overall all an interesting experience.

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