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City Federal Building

Identification

City Federal Building
Comer Building, Age-Herald Building, Jefferson County Savings Bank, City Federal Condos
125533

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
brick
terra-cotta
curtain wall
white
neo-classicism

Usage

residential condominium
restaurant

Facts

  • Tallest building in Birmingham from 1913 to 1972, and tallest in Alabama from 1913 until completion of the RSA-BankTrust Building in Mobile in 1969.
  • Upon its completion, this was the tallest building in the Southeastern United States.
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
  • This is the tallest neo-classical skyscraper in the Southeastern United States.
  • A failed proposal in 1996 would have converted this into a 128-unit apartment tower and renamed it Renaissance Apartments.
  • As a result of years of neglect, a fence was placed around its base in the late 1990s to protect pedestrians from falling pieces of its terra cotta facade.
  • Vancant since the mid-1990s, this is being renovated into commercial space and up to 100 condominiums.
  • In June 2005 the City of Birmingham allowed for 153 parking spaces in the adjacent Birmingham Parking Authority Garage No. 6 to be used exclusively for residents of the refurbished condos.
  • On Wednesday, December 14, 2005, the signature red neon City Federal signage was re-lit for the first time since the mid-1990s signaling the buildings renewal.
  • With its interior demolition complete in summer 2006, renovations into condominium units will commence on the top floor and move downward until its completion in late 2007.

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Location

2026-2030 2nd Avenue North
2026 2nd Avenue North
35203
U.S.A.

Technical Data

99.06 m
99.06 m
99.06 m
27
1913
6

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

developer, general contractor, real estate agent

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • National landmark