The Bradbury Building's nondescript, brick exterior belies any sense of significance—a Sprint store and the lingering smell of Subway don't exactly scream "architectural gem." Walk through the archway entrance on Broadway, though, and you're greeted with a stunning, light-flooded alley of wood, iron and brick. You'll have to do all of your gawking from the ground floor (and half a flight of stairs) as the rest of the building is private office space. History buffs will appreciate its place as Downtown's oldest commercial building (1893); movie buffs will recognize the zigzagging staircases from climax of Blade Runner. But for everyone else, that awe-inspiring first glimpse alone makes the visit worthwhile.
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Free and beautiful. The interior of this building is breathtaking. For best photo op angle and lighting- climb halfway up the stairs to overlook the center and entrance.
Even if you haven't seen Blade Runner, a visit to this building is a must. It's so unique and lovely! You can wander through and take pictures, and check out some of the offices still in use there. Can you imagine working in such an architectural marvel?
This may be the single most beautiful interior in all of Los Angeles. You can't really do much inside of the Bradbury Building, and you can't get any higher than the ground floor (unless you're there on business). But the brick and cast iron work here simply sublime, as is the skylight that lets light filter into the amber interior.