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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.”.
  • Its lighted crown is visible from 30 miles away along Mobile Bay.
  • 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.
  • 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

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
MEP engineering, 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, owner, property management, real estate agent, structural engineering

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings