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City Federal Building


The City Federal Building (originally the Comer Building) is a skyscraper located on Second Avenue North in Birmingham, Alabama. It was built in 1913 and was designed by architect William C. Weston. It stands 27 stories or 325 feet on the Birmingham skyline.

At the time it was completed it was the tallest building in the Southeast. It was the tallest building Alabama from 1913 to 1969, and the tallest in Birmingham until 1972. Currently, it is the 5th tallest building in Birmingham. It is still the tallest neoclassical building in the south. The building has since been converted into commercial space and high end condominiums. On December 14, 2005 the City Federal Building's famous red neon sign was re-lit for the first time since the mid-1990s, signaling the buildings renewal.

Coordinates: 33°30′58″N 86°48′18″W / 33.516°N 86.805°W / 33.516; -86.805

References

  • Kent, Dawn (June 2, 2007) "City Federal to welcome its first residents in July." Birmingham News
  • "City Federal Building" at Bhamwiki.com - accessed December 1, 2011
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