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John Hand Building

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Identification

John Hand Building
First National Bank, American Traders National Bank, American Trust & Savings Bank Building, The Bank
125534

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
curtain wall
white
neo-classicism

Usages

residential condominium commercial office

Facts

  • Tallest building in Alabama from 1912-1913; surpassed by the City Federal Building.
  • The renovation of the building in 2000 cost $20 million.
  • The lower eight floors of this building contain office space and the top twelve floors are loft apartments and luxury condominiums.
  • Combined with the Brown Marx Tower, Woodward Building, and Empire Building, the John Hand Building was a part of what was billed as being "heaviest corner on earth" in the early 1900s.
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
  • Renamed after former First National Bank president John A. Hand in 1930.

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Location

17 20th Street North
2001 1st Avenue North, 2000 Morris Avenue
17 20th Street North
35203
Central City
Northside
Downtown
Birmingham
Alabama
U.S.A.

Technical Data

284.00 ft
284.00 ft
270.00 ft
20
1912
2000
5

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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