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Identification

Birmingham Social Security Center
U.S. Social Security Administration Southeast Payment Processing Center
237084

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
concrete
brick
curtain wall
brown
modernism

Usages

governmental office parking

Facts

  • In gaining LEED Silver certification, this will feature many new design elements never attempted in the city before, and will include Birmingham's first "green" roof.
  • Had its official groundbreaking at 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2005.
  • Will replace the Social Security Administration Building as Birmingham's main payment facility.
  • Project approved by the U.S. Senate's Environmental and Public Works Committee during the final week of July 2003.
  • Originally proposed as a five-story building with an adjacent 1,750-space parking deck.
  • Its green roof will contain 85,000 square feet of drought-tolerant vegetation planted in a four to six inch layer of soil.

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Location

1200 8th Avenue North
Two block area between 8th and 9th Avenues North and 12th and 14th Streets North
35203
Fountain Heights
Northside
Downtown
Birmingham
Alabama
U.S.A.

Technical Data

170.00 ft
8
2005
2008
1,765

Involved Companies


Hellmuth Obata & Kassabaum
KPS Group

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