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RSA Battle House Tower


RSA Battle House Tower


Structure in General

existing [completed]
pile foundation
curtain wall
active heating (unspecified)


commercial office


  • The concrete for the foundation of the tower was poured during the weekend of November 7, 2003, in what was locally referred to as being “The Big Pour.”.
  • The foundation slab is over 7 feet thick, with just over 5 feet of it resting below the natural water table of downtown Mobile.
  • This is the tallest building along the Gulf Coast outside of Houston, surpassing One Shell Square in New Orleans.
  • The tower consists of 25 office floors, 3 lobby floors, 4 hotel floors, and one service floor.
  • Its lighted crown is visible from 30 miles away along Mobile Bay.
  • Topped-out on Saturday, September 16, 2006, with a Sikorsky S-61 helicopter placing the final 91-foot tall, fiberglass spire in place.
  • This is Alabama's tallest building surpassing the Wells Fargo Tower in Birmingham.
  • Tallest building in Mobile since 2006 when it passed the RSA-BankTrust Building.
  • Announced in July 2001 as a 37 floor, 600 foot tower.
  • Celebrated its grand opening on Friday, May 11, 2007, with the first lighting of its crown.
  • During construction, 5 hurricanes hit near Mobile causing delays in the construction of this building. Frances and Ivan in 2004 and Cindy, Dennis and Katrina in 2005.
  • It takes its name from the adjacent Battle House Hotel, which was renovated and completely restored as a part of this project.

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11 North Water Street

Technical Data

227.08 m
227.08 m
204.22 m
165.51 m
Nov 2003
May 2007
4.27 m
2.74 m

Involved Companies

Design Architect:

Associate Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

developer, electrical engineering, elevator supplier, facade maintenance system supplier, fire protection engineering, formwork supplier, general contractor, geotechnical engineering, glass supplier, interior fit-out, mechanical engineering, MEP engineering, owner, property management, real estate agent, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings