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.
Video from Nick Sims
Video from Tony Oliver
Two videos taken by Derek Conrad Brown