BACKSTORY: Los Angeles; you either hate it or love it. Depending on when you ask, I could fall either way. So much to see...so much to do, it can be invigorating and exhausting all at the same time. If you can survive the freeways and driving through this congested gem, you'll be just fine.
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(1901–PRESENT) BACKSTORY: Originally called The Los Angeles Incline Railway, it ran NW from the west corner of Third and Hill Streets, and consisted of two carriages named Sinai and Olivet and operated for 68 years with a good safety record. It closed in 1969 when the Bunker Hill area was redeveloped and all the parts of Angels Flight were placed in storage. In 1996 it was rebuilt half a block south of the original site; four years later it was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 13, 2000.
On February 1, 2001, one passenger was killed and seven others injured when Sinai reversed direction and crashed into Olivet near the lower terminus. The railway was reopened again in 2010, then closed a year later, then reopened, and closed again in 2013 following an accident. Pending repairs to fix faulty design, it remains closed.
(1893–PRESENT) BACKSTORY: The Bradbury Building is a Los Angeles architectural landmark located at 304 South Broadway (3rd and Broadway). Commissioned by millionaire Lewis Bradbury and designed by architect George Wyman. It has been used for the films “Double Indemnity” (1944) & “Blade Runner” (1982).