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Parliament House

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Identification

Parliament House
Parliament Medical Center Hotel, Parliament Medical Center Hotel & Suites, Holiday Inn 20th Place, Ramada Hotel and Suites
202355

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Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
concrete
concrete
curtain wall
white
modernism

Usages

hotel
restaurant bar

Facts

  • Served as Birmingham's most modern and contemporary hotel until the completion of the Sheraton Civic Center Hotel in 1972.
  • Purchaced in June 2006 by the University of Alabama at Birmingham for $3.7 million.
  • Purchaced in 2001 by the Bedrock Partners from SouthTrust Bank for $3.2 million.
  • A failed proposal in 2001 by the Bedrock Partners would have resulted in a $15 million complete renovation and its reopening as a Courtyard by Marriott.
  • On April 23, 1979 the first renovation of the hotel was completed, and it reopened as Holiday Inn 20th Place.
  • Considered to be one of Birmingham's most modern buildings upon its completion resembling many of the 1960s-era Florida, beachfront hotels.
  • Its facade consisted of precast, reinforced concrete panels marked with turquoise and gold accents.
  • Imploded on February 17, 2008, at 7:12 in the morning.
  • Demolished to make way for an expansion of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center.
  • The actress Doris Day was one of the original investors of the hotel in the 1960s.
  • During its tenure, the hotel hosted numerous celebrities including former U.S. President Richard Nixon and O.J. Simpson.

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Location

420 20th Street South
1998 5th Avenue South, 1999 4th Avenue South
420 20th Street South
35233
Five Points South
Southside
Birmingham
Alabama
U.S.A.

Technical Data

184.00 ft
184.00 ft
142.00 ft
11
1964
2008
3

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