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Tuscaloosa

About Tuscaloosa

93,357 in city
210,839 in metro
121 km² (47 mi²)
86.0531005858 m
The world’s only Tuscaloosa is located in the heart of West Alabama, and serves as both its economic and cultural hub. The city was founded on the southern bank of the Black Warrior River in 1819. By 1826, Alabama’s state capital would move from Cahaba to Tuscaloosa, where it would remain until 1846. The city is now viewed as a place of economic opportunity with major foreign firms like Mercedes-Benz and JVC opening operations within the city. Tuscaloosa is also the home of the University of Alabama, which was founded in 1831 as the state’s first institution of higher learning. The university serves as the city's largest employer and its most visible symbol. On Saturdays in the fall, well over 70,000 visitors roll into Tuscaloosa for each home game to watch the Alabama Crimson Tide do battle on the gridiron.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
152 All Buildings
135
existing
2
planned
12
unbuilt
3
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 DCH Medical Tower 144 ft 1988
2 2330 University Boulevard 141 ft 1925
3 Tutwiler Hall 138 ft 1968
4 Clara Verner Tower 132 ft 1975
5 DCH Regional Medical Center 103 ft 1952