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Named after a mining millionaire Lewis L. Bradbury, the Bradbury Building is the oldest commercial building still standing in the central city and one of the exceptional architectural landmarks in Los Angeles, California.

Built elegantly with an exterior facade in an Italian Renaissance Revival-style, the structure features details of brown brick, sandstone and panels of terra cotta. Hidden inside the magnificent building is the interior?s unique design that makes it one of the most visited tourist attractions in the City. Upon entering the building, one will see its low ceiling and the geometric patterned staircases on the open center court that is covered with natural lights. These staircases have been used as a location on several TV shows and movies such as the Blade Runner and the building has been featured on a number of popular media such as television, films, music videos and literature.

The Bradbury Building is a five-storey high edifice with cage elevators that goes up to the fifth floor and are enclosed by wrought-iron grillwork that makes it look classic giving the feel of being transported back to 1893 when the building was built. Seen around the building are ornately designed wrought-iron railings that provide an illusion of hanging vegetation. The building used imported materials such as the wrought-irons created in France, marbles used on the staircases from Belgium and floor tiles from Mexico.

Today, the building houses the Los Angeles Police Department's Internal Affairs division and other government agencies and accepts tourists everyday where they can be guided by government employees but up to the first landing only.
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