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Old 03-08-2016, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Good to see this cornerstone back up with a new image.

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...-downtown.html

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The historic Redmont Hotel officially opens today, following a $20 million renovation.

Rhaglan Hospitality PresidentJoe White confirmed via email that the hotel is now live with all Hilton online systems and will begin taking guests at 3 p.m. today. He said the hotel is currently sold out until later in the week due to the Conference USA basketball tournament.

The Redmont is the newest addition to the Curio Collection by Hilton.
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Old 03-08-2016, 01:38 PM
 
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Any word on if the Redmont's rooftop bar is also opening?
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Old 03-08-2016, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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This is definitely cool.

Magic City sign goes up as Rotary Trail opening nears | AL.com

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Birmingham's Rotary Trail is one step closer to completion, with the erection of the replica of a "Magic City" sign that was torn down more than 60 years ago.

The original sign, located in front of the Terminal Station, was torn down after a city inspector said it required renovation or removal.

The words "Rotary Trail in the Magic City" were added to the sign Tuesday afternoon. The next step is adding electrical wiring, then red vinyl letters.
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Old 03-08-2016, 02:19 PM
 
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You can see the sign all the way down 1st Avenue pretty clearly from areas alongside Railroad Park. It looks good.
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Old 03-08-2016, 05:49 PM
 
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The structure itself is really nice. A reminder of the great structures of the past that merged good architectural design with industrial engineering.


I also like that the signs along the trail are also using the same industrial design.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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Here's what the UAB sign replacing the Pepsi ad @ 2N20 building will look like:



People have been trashing it on al.com (shocking), but I think it's solid. Quite happy with it. 1000x better than what was there. What do you all think?
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Old 03-09-2016, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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I think it is better than what was there but 300k for the design change and just 1yr lease seems like a waste of money for UAB.

Makes me wish they'd just get the old sign board working. Or replace it with some blade runner style holographic display...or just nothing at all.

Once it is up I'll know for sure.
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Old 03-09-2016, 04:21 PM
 
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High rise buildings should not have billboards on their roofs. Imagine four or five more DT with competing boards. (or atop the two buildings over the Highland Ave. tunnel) Is this really what we want? This should be ended ,,, soon.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:48 PM
 
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I agree that high rises shouldn't have billboards on their roofs. Highrise roofs are for rooftop bars...
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:11 AM
 
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I agree that high rises shouldn't have billboards on their roofs. Highrise roofs are for rooftop bars...



A person who understands.
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