There were four banks at one time on this corner of Birmingham so it was considered the heaviest corner. Supposedly, on earth, not so sure about that. But now the banks are long gone, although the buildings are there. There are many homeless at times around the corners, and the area is dingy and uninspiring to a large degree, other... 更多
Because of an interest in the old Birmingham banks, we gravitated to this area of Birmingham to view the former First National Bank of Birmingham, American-Traders National Bank of Birmingham, and other historic financial buildings. The area is a bit run-down, although a number of restoration projects are on-going. The plaques placed on a number of buildings by the Jefferson... 更多
Great place to swing by if you are in downtown Birmingham. A lot of history here and there is a lot of renovation going on in the area as well. Beautiful buildings and architecture and a historical place for Birmingham. I would recommend looking up the history of each building as you are looking up at them.
To be down town amongst these huge pieces of architectural triumphs is a great feeling. You look up and you feel like the size of an ant. This is really a marvel to look up and just imagine all the hard work to build this and to build it in times of not so modern equipment.
Yes there was history at one time about 4 banks. Guess what? They are not there anymore and no since of history was preserved. And why should it? Heaviest corner....on earth?? Really Alabama? I love you but no. Stop this. Stop calling this corner this. It is just silliness.
You may well travel past this spot if you're visiting central Birmingham. If you are at all interested in history, architecture and the evolution of cities I think you'll get something out of it. Personally, I'm fascinated with historical buildings "frozen in time". These four seem to be nice examples of early 20th century skyscrapers that have retained their form,... 更多
Just a bit of history to visitors This intersection is called the heaviest corner on earth (never realized it was on earth, just always thought it was Birmingham). My favorite history teacher in high school, taught us a lot of Birmingham history (along with the require Alabama history). So it's my understanding that at one point in time (some during... 更多
My husband and I spent the afternoon downtown, so made a stop here. Unfortunately, we couldn't find a marker in any of the bushes. It seems like it's just another intersection. What I would suggest if you are interested in architecture of old buildings is to look up and admire the workmanship and decorative details of these buildings.