RSA Battle House Tower

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RSA Battle House Tower
RSA Battle House Tower 2008.jpg
The tower in 2008
General information
StatusComplete
TypeSkyscraper
Location11 North Water Street
Mobile, Alabama, USA
Coordinates30°41′35.22″N 88°2′22.83″W / 30.6931167°N 88.0396750°W / 30.6931167; -88.0396750Coordinates: 30°41′35.22″N 88°2′22.83″W / 30.6931167°N 88.0396750°W / 30.6931167; -88.0396750
Construction started7 November 2003
Completed16 September 2006
Opening11 May 2007
Cost$220 Million
OwnerRetirement Systems of Alabama
Height
Antenna spire745 feet (227 m)
Roof670 feet (204 m)
Technical details
Floor count35
Floor area534,268 square feet (49,635 m2)
Lifts/elevators30
Design and construction
ArchitectTVS Associates
References
[1][2]
 
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Not to be confused with the RSA Tower in Montgomery.
RSA Battle House Tower
RSA Battle House Tower 2008.jpg
The tower in 2008
General information
StatusComplete
TypeSkyscraper
Location11 North Water Street
Mobile, Alabama, USA
Coordinates30°41′35.22″N 88°2′22.83″W / 30.6931167°N 88.0396750°W / 30.6931167; -88.0396750Coordinates: 30°41′35.22″N 88°2′22.83″W / 30.6931167°N 88.0396750°W / 30.6931167; -88.0396750
Construction started7 November 2003
Completed16 September 2006
Opening11 May 2007
Cost$220 Million
OwnerRetirement Systems of Alabama
Height
Antenna spire745 feet (227 m)
Roof670 feet (204 m)
Technical details
Floor count35
Floor area534,268 square feet (49,635 m2)
Lifts/elevators30
Design and construction
ArchitectTVS Associates
References
[1][2]

The RSA Battle House Tower is located in Mobile, Alabama and is Alabama's tallest building.[1] The building is owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA). It is the tallest on the Gulf Coast of the United States outside of Houston.[2] It replaces the Wells Fargo Tower in Birmingham as the tallest building in Alabama and the RSA–BankTrust Building as the tallest in Mobile. The building is named for the neighboring Battle House Hotel, which is now part of the tower complex. The Battle House Hotel was restored and renovated as part of the tower project.[2]

Construction[edit]

The building began with foundation slab concrete being poured during the weekend of 7 November 2003.[2] The foundation slab is over 7 feet (2.1 m) thick, with just over 5 feet (1.5 m) of it resting below the natural water table of downtown Mobile.[2] The spire, installed by a Sikorsky S-61 helicopter on Saturday, 16 September 2006, brought the building to its finished height of 745 feet (227 m).[3] During construction, 5 hurricanes affected Mobile, causing delays in the construction of this building: Hurricane Frances and Hurricane Ivan in 2004, as well as Hurricane Cindy, Hurricane Dennis, and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.[2]

Facilities[edit]

The tower consists of 25 office floors, 3 lobby floors, 4 hotel floors, and 1 service floor, together with 30 elevators and 534,268 square feet (49,635 m2) of column-free floorspace.[1] The lighted crown is visible from 30 miles (48 km) away along Mobile Bay on a clear night.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c ""Building Specs"". "RSA Battle House Tower website". Retrieved 2007-12-08. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g ""RSA Battle House Tower"". "Emporis". Retrieved 2007-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Helicopter to place crowning point on Alabama's tallest skyscraper." The Press-Register, Mobile, AL. September 15, 2006

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Preceded by
Wachovia Tower
Tallest Building in Alabama
2007—Present
227m
Succeeded by
None
Preceded by
RSA–BankTrust Building
Tallest Building in Mobile
2007—Present
227m
Succeeded by
None