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RSA Battle House Tower

Identification

RSA Battle House Tower
102429

Map

Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
concrete
pile foundation
concrete
granite
curtain wall
postmodernism
active heating (unspecified)
yes

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • 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.”.
  • Announced in July 2001 as a 37 floor, 600 foot tower.
  • It takes its name from the adjacent Battle House Hotel, which was renovated and completely restored as a part of this project.
  • 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.
  • 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 Alabama's tallest building surpassing the Wells Fargo Tower in Birmingham.
  • Topped-out on Saturday, September 16, 2006, with a Sikorsky S-61 helicopter placing the final 91-foot tall, fiberglass spire in place.
  • The tower consists of 25 office floors, 3 lobby floors, 4 hotel floors, and one service floor.
  • Celebrated its grand opening on Friday, May 11, 2007, with the first lighting of its crown. The crown is visible from 30 miles away along Mobile Bay.
  • This is the tallest building along the Gulf Coast outside of Houston, surpassing One Shell Square in New Orleans.
  • Tallest building in Mobile since 2006 when it passed the RSA-BankTrust Building.

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Location

1-23 North Water Street
51-65 Saint Francis Street, 50-60 Dauphin Street
11 North Water Street
36602
Mobile
Alabama
U.S.A.

Technical Data

745.01 ft
745.01 ft
670.01 ft
543.01 ft
14.00 ft
9.00 ft
35
1
Nov 2003
May 2007
22

Involved Companies


Smith Dalia Architects

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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