See Wells Fargo sign removed from Birmingham’s tallest building (7 videos and photos)

If you were around downtown Birmingham on Saturday morning, you got to see a real treat.  It is not everyday you see and hear a helicopter  hover over a skyscraper some 500+ feet high removing a sign off the Magic City’s tallest building.

Wells Fargo Tower to Become the Shipt Tower

As reported by Bham Now in January 2019, Shipt, the Birmingham based grocery delivery service, will become one of the anchor tenants in the Wells Fargo Tower. Once renovations are completed on the iconic 34 story skyscraper in 2020, the 454 foot tall building will be renamed the Shipt Tower.

Along with Shipt, the other large tenant in the soon to be renamed Shipt Tower is the Burr Forman law firm.


Tallest between Atlanta to Dallas Until 2006

“Topped out” in 1985, the building was originally named the SouthTrust Tower. According to Bhamwiki,  it is was the tallest building between Atlanta and Dallas, and the state of Alabama until 2006, when it was surpassed by the RSA Battle House Tower in Mobile.

Scenes of the Wells Fargo Sign Removal

The removal of the sign caught the attention of several Bham Now readers.

Below is a gallery of videos and photos of the removal.


Enjoy!

Letters from the Wells Fargo sign removed off the Wells Fargo Tower, Birmingham’s tallest skyscraper on November 23, 2019. Photo courtesy of Anne Marie Seibel
Letters from the Wells Fargo sign removed off the Wells Fargo Tower, Birmingham’s tallest skyscraper on November 23, 2019. Photo courtesy of Anne Marie Seibel

Video from Nick Sims

Video from Tony Oliver


Two videos taken by Derek Conrad Brown

 

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Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.