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Address: 200 N. Spring St. between First and Temple, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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After an impressive seismic rehabilitation, completed in 2001, the beloved...

After an impressive seismic rehabilitation, completed in 2001, the beloved 28-story landmark can withstand an earthquake up to magnitude 8.

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Great service by LA City Administration

One of the best " things to do" in LA for free, no tickets at all. The LAPD manages the entry/security. The top deck view of LA, almost 360 degree is awesome , if you are lucky to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 May 2016
Raghuraman C
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Chennai
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625 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

One of the best " things to do" in LA for free, no tickets at all. The LAPD manages the entry/security. The top deck view of LA, almost 360 degree is awesome , if you are lucky to have a clear sky day. Photography through the transparent glass/ shield doesn't come out well as the glass/shield was not clean. Overall,... More 

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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

We enjoyed great views of the city from the observation deck (if you have a fear of heights, you can stay close to the back wall). We were blessed with a clear day, able to see some of the beautiful parks, a few of which we decided to walk through after leaving City Hall.

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Thank Alicia C
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

We visited Union Station the same day that we visited City Hall. The lobby interior is gorgeous. We did not go on a tour but there are docents so I assume that they offer them. We did go up to the top. Great view. Large space which would make a great event place.

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Thank IluvHoratio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016 via mobile

Free to enter. If you are around take a look. It was a rainy day but still good. Lapd will check you on entering and you will need an id or passport to check in.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Super view of area from top. You can also walk round a couple of floors on the inside. Very interesting architecture. You need to take 2 lifts to get to the top. Staff are very helpful.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

Been there ,done that,twice . This building is so famous,with an amazing view,and it's free but need ID.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

You can get some nice vies from the top. Also, the architecture inside is stupendous. The history behind the building is pretty cool, and I didn't take it, but from what I hear the guided tour offered is pretty nice. However, the place isn't anything amazing, so it shouldn't be on the too,of your list. However, there is plenty else... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Los Angeles city hall is one of the landmarks that is always recognizable and if you go downtown you should take the time to visit it.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

was walking at grand park and saw all these buildings around it... the building looks nice. around the area is also city hall, LAPD, courts etc.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

If you're spending a day in DTLA I'd recommend to visit the City Hall. There are guided tours available but I ended up going on my own. I got to see the sights from the top of the building which are magnificient! If you want to take some amazing photos and you're not too scared of heights, it's a must!

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