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Heaviest Corner on Earth

Identification

Heaviest Corner on Earth
mixed-use
113917

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Facts

  • Located at the intersection of and , the "Heaviest Corner on Earth" earned its billing from being one of the most impressive blocks of skyscrapers within the southeastern United States at the turn of the 20th century.
  • Added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

Location

Birmingham
Alabama
U.S.A.

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# Building Height Floors Building type Year Status
1 exterior-detail-of-the-main-entrance-on-the-corner-of-1st-avenue-north-and-20th-street-north John Hand Building 284 ft 20 high-rise building 1912
2 exterior-looking-up-the-southeast-corner Empire Building 247 ft 16 high-rise building 1909
3 area-main-entrance-off-1st-avenue-north Brown Marx Tower 16 high-rise building 1908
4 facadedetail-detail-of-the-facade-on-the-northeast-corner Woodward Building 10 high-rise building 1902
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