List of tallest buildings in Mobile, Alabama facts for kids
The U.S. city of Mobile, Alabama is the site of 15 high-rises, all of which stand taller than 100 feet (30 m). The tallest building in the city is the 35-story RSA Battle House Tower, completed in 2007, which is 745 feet (227 m) tall. The tower is also the tallest building in the U.S. state of Alabama and the 62nd tallest in the United States. Mobile's second-tallest skyscraper, the RSA Trustmark Building, rises 424 feet (129 m) and stood as the tallest structure in the city for over forty years. Overall, four of the ten tallest buildings in Alabama are located in Mobile. The city has more skyscrapers than any other city in Alabama besides Birmingham.
The history of high-rises in Mobile began with the completion of the 11-story Van Antwerp Building in 1907. The structure, often regarded as the first skyscraper in the city and the state, stood as the tallest building in the city until 1929, when the 236 feet (72 m) Regions Bank Building took its place. Upon its completion in 1965, the RSA Trustmark Building surpassed the height of the Regions Bank Building and became the tallest building in Alabama. It held this title until 1986, when the 454-foot (138 m) SouthTrust Tower was completed in Birmingham, but remained the tallest building in Mobile until the 2006 topping out of the RSA Battle House Tower.
As of August 2009, there are no high-rises under construction or proposed for construction in Mobile. A residential condominium project, Water Street Landing, was originally proposed in 2007 as a three-tower complex to be constructed on the Mobile River; the $45 million (USD) development was later canceled due to lack of funding. While the city of Mobile itself is not the location of any new high-rise developments, Orange Beach, a satellite city in the Mobile–Daphne–Fairhope combined statistical area, is the site of several construction proposals. One such proposal is the Mandalay Beach development, which includes two-twin residential towers that are planned to rise 374 feet (114 m) and 36 stories each.
This lists ranks Mobile high-rises that stand at least 100 feet (30 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.
|1||RSA Battle House Tower||745 (227)||35||2007|
|2||RSA Trustmark Building||424 (129)||34||1965||
|3||Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel||374 (114)||28||1983||
|4||Mobile Government Plaza||325 (99)||12||1994||
|5||Mobile Marriott||325 (99)||20||1979|
|6||Regions Bank Building||236 (72)||18||1929||
|7||Wachovia Building||230 (70)||16||1947||
|8||Holiday Inn - Mobile Downtown Historic District||180 (55)||17||1975|
|9||Providence Hospital||170 (52)||11||1987|
|10||Commerce Building||161 (49)||12||1958|
|11||The Admiral Hotel||136 (41)||12||1940|
|12||Van Antwerp Building||120 (37)||11||1907||
|13||Battle House Hotel||119 (36)||7||1908|
|14||Royal St. Francis Building||115 (35)||8||1908|
|15||Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception||102 (31)||2||1850||
Timeline of tallest buildings
This table lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Mobile as well as the current titleholder, the RSA Battle House Tower.
|Name||Image||Street address||Years as tallest||Height
|Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception||400 Government Street||1850–1907||102 (31)||2|
|Van Antwerp Building||103 Dauphin Street||1907–1929||120 (37)||11|
|Regions Bank Building||56 Saint Joseph Street||1929–1965||236 (72)||18|
|RSA Trustmark Building||107 Saint Francis Street||1965–2006||424 (129)||34|
|RSA Battle House Tower||11 North Water Street||2006–present||745 (227)||35|
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