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Safety Last! Building

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530 W. 7th St.
Los Angeles, CA  
Website: Safety Last! Building

The Brockman Building served as the backdrop for one of the most famous scenes in movie history -- Harold Lloyd perilously dangling from a clock high above the street in the silent classic "Safety Last!".

About the Safety Last! Building (Brockman Building): 530 W. 7th St. Los Angeles CA

The Brockman Building is a 12-story Classical and Romanesque Revival building located in Downtown Los Angeles. Built in 1912, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. The building was built in 1912 for John Brockman (1841-1925) and designed by George D. Barnett (1863-c. 1925) of Barnett, Haynes & Barnett. The Brockman Building was the first building west of the Broadway Commercial District to reach the city's 150-foot height limit.[2] Brockman's move started a westward movement of the downtown commercial district and turned Seventh Street into the city's high-end retail district. Several department stores (including the original J.W. Robinson Co.) and office buildings were developed along Seventh Street after the Brockman Building was completed.[2] The building was converted into an 80-unit condominium project from 2006 to 2008, but the building's owner filed for bankruptcy protection before the project was completed.[3] The building has been owned since that time by Bank of America and remains vacant.[4] The popular Bottega Louie restaurant has operated on the building's ground floor since 2009.

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Safety Last! Building: 530 W. 7th St., Los Angeles, CA


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