AT&T City Center

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AT&T City Center
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General information
StatusComplete
TypeClass A Office Building
Location600 19th Street North Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Coordinates 33°31′07″N86°48′40″W / 33.5187°N 86.8112°W / 33.5187; -86.8112 Coordinates: 33°31′07″N86°48′40″W / 33.5187°N 86.8112°W / 33.5187; -86.8112
Opening1972
OwnerVCP City Center
Height
Antenna spire390 feet (119 m)
Top floor30
Technical details
Floor count30
Floor area749,545 square feet (69,635 m2) [1]
Design and construction
Architect Kahn & Jacobs
Warren, Knight, and Davis

The AT&T City Center is a 30-story, 390 foot (119 m) office building in Birmingham, Alabama. Completed in 1972, the building was originally known as the South Central Bell Building and was the corporate headquarters for South Central Bell and its five-state operating territory.

Birmingham, Alabama Most populous city in Alabama, United States

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South Central Bell Telephone Company, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, was the name of the Bell System's operations in Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. South Central Bell was created in July 1968 when the Bell telephone operations in those states were split off from Southern Bell. South Central Bell was headquartered in the AT&T City Center building in Birmingham.

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In 1998 the building was renamed the BellSouth City Center after Brasfield & Gorrie completed an $80 million renovation. Bell South was merged into the current AT&T company in 2006, and the building's name was changed to AT&T City Center. [2] Due to consolidations in corporate structure, AT&T will move all of its employees out of the building by March 2018 [3] . This coincided with announcements to consolidated executive positions in Dallas and Los Angeles. [4]

Brasfield & Gorrie company

Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC, headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, is one of the United States’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets. The company is skilled in construction best practices, including virtual design and construction, integrated project delivery, and lean construction, but is best known for its preconstruction and self-perform expertise and exceptional client service. Founded in 1964, Brasfield & Gorrie has 12 offices and approximately 2,600 employees. Its 2016 revenues were $2.4 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 30th among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2017. Modern Healthcare ranks the company third among healthcare general contractors in the nation.

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In March 2018 the building was purchased by "600 North 19th Street LLC" of Stamford, Connecticut for $29.25 million. [5] In November of the same year, it was sold to "VCP City Center" a joint venture of Varden Capital Properties of Atlanta, Georgia and Tellus Partners of Norcross, Georgia, for $31 million. [6] The new owners anticipate redeveloping the building as a mixed-use property, combining residential, office and restaurant space. [7]

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References

  1. "AT&T City Center". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 2017-09-05.
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/30/business/30tele.html
  3. http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2017/04/att_moving_all_employees_out_o.html
  4. https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2017/04/28/hundreds-of-at-t-executives-leaving-atlanta.html
  5. https://www.al.com/business/2018/03/former_att_city_center_buildin.html
  6. https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2018/11/major-downtown-birmingham-high-rise-sells-for-31-million-mixed-use-concept-planned.html
  7. https://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/news/2018/11/08/developers-plan-300-apartments-more-at-city-center.html