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Bradbury Building

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Address: 304 S. Broadway at Third Street, Downtown, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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+1 213-626-1893

Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.

Famous 19th-century Italian Renaissance building in downtown Los Angeles.

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Must see for architecture and Film Geeks!

Blade Runner!!! Beautiful place. Make sure you check out Grand Central Market ((Tomas Mexican and Eggslut are the bomb))across the street and The World's Last Bookstore just 3... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Blade Runner!!! Beautiful place. Make sure you check out Grand Central Market ((Tomas Mexican and Eggslut are the bomb))across the street and The World's Last Bookstore just 3 blocks away. Do all in one trip.

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This building is an office building with open frame iron architecture, Always a special place to see. just to peak in. The atrium of the building is the attraction. Worth a peak, will not take long to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very interesting repurposing of an old building. Loved that the old wood and fixtures were maintained. Couldn't visit the private sections but standing in the hall I got a good sense of the building. A must see for anyone who enjoys architecture.

Thank lpmontreal
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

In this day and age its hard to believe that a building that's used for business and residential purposes is open to everyone without showing your I.D. at the entrance but the Bradbury is open to all for a look-see into the past, before A/C or LED lighting. Its across the street from the Central Market (more about that later)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Iconic building downtown. The building is interesting from the outside but amazing inside. It has been used in many movies, to include China Town. You can go in the lobby and to the first floor landing, which is really enough to see the ironwork and intricate design work. Worth a stop if you are downtown.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you can walk in for free, but cant really go up the stairs at all, at least when I was there. they were doing a photo shoot. blade runner filmed here.

Thank Justin S
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You visit downtown Los Angeles you must visit this building. Built in 1893 by a famous architect, this charming Jewel is filled with light and historic architecture linked to the Downtown Los Angeles Historic District. It is a truly unique office building. In the lobby there is a door that leads you into a Subway restaurant if you work here... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a quick stop on a DTLA walking tour, but worth a visit if you are interested in unique architecture as there are no other buildings quite like it.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see....you can eat across the street in the huge and eclectic Grand Central Market...The upper floors are actual offices, so you can't go above the 1st-2nd floor landing.

Thank DoctorRetired
Chonburi, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is an architectural wonder in downtown. The interior interior lobby area has been seen in many Hollywood movies and photo shoots.

Thank John W

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