It’s official, folks. The face of Alabama’s best-known attorney, Alexander Shunnarah, will soon watch over downtown Birmingham from the top of the Two North Twentieth building. Keep reading to learn more.
One of the largest billboards in the state
Visible for miles in every direction, the sign at the top of the 17-story Two North Twentieth building on Morris Avenue is one of the largest signs in the state—clocking in at 26 feet tall and 176 feet long. Installed in 1971, the sign was originally electric and could display custom messages through its array of 1,330 incandescent lamps. However, the sign’s electrical components began failing over the years, and has remained mostly unlit since the early 2000’s.
Starting in 2013, the electronic sign was covered with several vinyl billboards—first an ad for Pepsi-Cola, then an ad for LP Building Products and finally an ad for the Wind Creek Casino & Hotel.
It’s no wonder why the sign appealed to celebrity attorney Alexander Shunnarah, famous for his “Call me Alabama!” commercials and thousands of billboards across the state.
As reported by AL.com, Shunnarah is excited to be featured on the massive billboard.
“It is important to me that a local company secured the spot that looks over the city that I started my law firm in over 20 years ago. Even though my firm has expanded nationally, I continue to lead my firm from Birmingham at our headquarters near Pepper Place. The city of Birmingham has always been my home, and I will continue to give back to the city and its people.”Alexander Shunnarah
The new Alexander Shunnarah billboard is expected to be installed this week.