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Site Visit: Thomas Jefferson (Leer) Tower – 1 LU
April 9, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pmFree
Join the AIA Emerging Professionals for the first in a series of site visits to the Thomas Jefferson Tower (Leer Tower). Led by Stewart Perry Construction, this visit will highlight the history of the building, and we will see it in the preliminary demolition phase.
Thursday, April 9
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
2nd Ave N & 17th St. N
Parking is street OR in the gravel lots on the alley between 1st and 2nd Ave.
Hard hat & Closed-toed shoes required
The Thomas Jefferson Hotel (later the Cabana Hotel, then Leer Tower) is a 19-story building, formerly a 350-room hotel, completed in 1929 at 1623 2nd Avenue North on the western side of downtown Birmingham. It is well known for having the last rooftop zeppelin mooring mast in the world.
In August 2013, investors purchased the building for $1 million. The $22 million renovation project will convert the building into 96 apartments, with 7,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.
This tour will count for 1 AIA LU.