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Regions Center

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Identification

Regions Center
First National Bank-Southern Natural Gas Building, AmSouth-Sonat Tower, AmSouth Center
125537

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Structure in General

skyscraper
existing [completed]
composite structure
aluminum
glass
curtain wall
black
modernism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The AmSouth signage atop the building was removed in October 2006.
  • Very similiar in design to the 260 Peachtree Building in Atlanta.
  • As part of the 1996 Olympic soccer festivities being held at Legion Field, the tower featured on its four sides the spelling of USA, the Olympic rings, the Olympic torch and the Olympic flame in July 1996.
  • On Monday, November 6, 2006, this was officially rededicated as the Regions Center with the unveiling of the new Regions corporate logo atop the tower.
  • Served as the corporate headquarters for AmSouth Bank from 1972 through its 2006 merger with Regions Bank.
  • During the holidays, this tower becomes Birmingham's tallest "Christmas decoration" with holiday designs being created on all four sides of the structure in the traditional Christmas colors of red and green.
  • Plans were initially announced for this tower in January 1967.
  • The topping out ceremony was held April 1, 1970.

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Location

1916-1930 5th Avenue North
500-506 20th Street North
1960 5th Avenue North
35203
Central City
Northside
Downtown
Birmingham
Alabama
U.S.A.

Technical Data

390.00 ft
30
1972
390

Involved Companies


Charles H. McCauley Associates

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