Located in the “Historic Core” neighbourhood, the Bradbury Building is an architectural landmark in the historic centre of Los Angeles. Built in 1893, it was designed by architect George Wyman and funded by the millionaire Lewis L. Bradbury, whose name it bears.
The designer was inspired by the science-fiction book Looking Backward by Edward Bellamy, in which a building was described as having a “vast hall full of light, received not alone from the windows on all sides, but from the dome above”.
The interior of the Bradbury Building features highly detailed wood and wrought ironwork that are found nowhere else in the world, along with a glass roof that allows tremendous natural light, while not forgetting the famous richly decorated cast-iron lift.
The building has regularly featured in a number of Hollywood films including Blade Runner, Murphy’s Law and The Artist in 2011.