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Old 03-24-2015, 05:49 PM
 
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there certainly are no high rises under construction or even planned in midtown.

and i'm really not so sure i'd call the harbert tower "under construction"

granted i haven't been by there in a month or two, but the last time i was there, there was maybe some prep work that had occurred or was about to happen... but certainly nothing that i would classify as under construction.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:38 PM
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The Florentine building looks great, just needs to be restored. It's a real jewel, the architecture is amazing and just need the right tenant to make it light up.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:58 PM
 
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Florentine has already been restored and has a tenant.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:06 PM
 
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Florentine has already been restored and has a tenant.
and it looks outstanding.
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:49 AM
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Does anyone have any updated photos of it?
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:45 AM
 
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Does anyone have any updated photos of it?




Historic Florentine building in downtown Birmingham reopens as event venue | AL.com
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:16 AM
 
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Awesome pics
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Old 03-25-2015, 08:58 AM
 
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there certainly are no high rises under construction or even planned in midtown.
Yeah but you said...

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there are no high rises planned in midtown birmingham, or anywhere else in the birmingham area.
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and i'm really not so sure i'd call the harbert tower "under construction"

granted i haven't been by there in a month or two, but the last time i was there, there was maybe some prep work that had occurred or was about to happen... but certainly nothing that i would classify as under construction.
Then maybe you should ride by there. If it doesn't pass muster with you, then it is certainly still at least "planned."

After the TJ, Pizitz, and Highlands we will find out if the other two buildings on the "Heaviest Corner" are salvageable. After that, I don't think there are any significant properties that can qualify for the Historic Tax Credit. Then we will see if Birmingham's demand will support any MORE new high-rises.

Here is an interior shot of the Florentine:

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Old 03-25-2015, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Mobile,Al(the city by the bay)
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Damn thats a sexy building !!Being from Mobile I love old world/historic architecture. It gives a city soul and charecter to me. How about we trade buildings ? Give us the Florintine for the Antoinette Condo building that's an even trade I think.

http://media.al.com/alphotos/photo/2...4-standard.jpg
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:02 AM
 
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BIRMINGHAM AL , a nice ring to that name.

How large can hoover get? Being close to 100,000 . Could hoover have suburbs of its on while being a Bham suburb? Crazy as it sounds , Can hoover become the Marietta or sandy springs of to Birmingham as they both are to Atlanta?

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