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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  • Very small narrow building with beautiful ornate iron work. It is a ten minute view and picture event and that is it.  more »
  • The courtyard of the "Bradbury buildings", an office building, 1893 in the style of a brick built, is architecturally very interesting. Some Hollywood films were shot here, including "Blade Runner". On my website toeightycountries.com you will find tips for a tour in down town Los Angeles.
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  • Nice gem right in downtown. The entry if free but you have access only to the first floor. It is worth it a visit if you are in the area.  more »
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  • Art and history come together as one at the Bradbury building. The Bradbury is also one of the oldest buildings, and historically known for some major movies. I couldn't get pictures upstairs, but I got some from downstairs. Photography and filming are not allowed unless you speak to management about it. Not sure how much it would cost either.
  • Awesome classic architecture. Guests are not allowed upstairs. It's free to enter the lobby and ascend the stairs partially up towards the first floor. Great vantage point standing on the stairs. Relaxing watching the antique elevators go up and down while watching the pully system and gears spinning.
  • Super stunning building! Wish I could explore more but understand that this place is actually still in use! Such an amazing blade runner flashback. Wait until someone operates one of the elevators, super cool!
  • Amazing!! I'm a big Blade Runner fan, so always wanted to visit the Bradbury building which is the home of JF Sebastian in the movie. Well the movie is very darkly lit, so very little of the building's beauty is seen. It's an impressive mix of materials, marble, wrought iron, glass, wood, and 2 kinds of brick. If you're there on a sunny day watch how the sunlight shines through the translucent marble on the stairwell landings. It is free and open to the public 9-5.
  • Saw a Christmas Choir here and it was a beautiful venue. The building has been very well preserved and it actually has good acoustics for a music venue. It's a fun place to check out if you can find a reason to stop by.
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