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RSA Battle House Tower
RSA Battle House Tower 2008.jpg
The tower in 2008
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General information
Status Complete
Type Skyscraper
Location 11 North Water Street
Mobile, Alabama, USA
Construction started 7 November 2003
Completed 16 September 2006
Opening 11 May 2007
Cost $220 Million
Owner Retirement Systems of Alabama
Antenna spire 745 feet (227 m)
Roof 670 feet (204 m)
Technical details
Floor count 35
Floor area 534,268 square feet (49,635 m2)
Lifts/elevators 30
Design and construction
Architect TVS Associates

The RSA Battle House Tower is located in Mobile, Alabama and is Alabama's tallest building. The building is owned by the Retirement Systems of Alabama (RSA). It is the tallest on the Gulf Coast of the United States outside Houston. 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.


The building began with foundation slab concrete being poured during the weekend of 7 November 2003. 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. 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). During construction, five 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.


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 and a total building area of 189,644 sq.ft The lighted crown is visible from 30 miles (48 km) away along Mobile Bay on a clear night.

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